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Purchasing Shakori Hills

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Shakori Hills only exists because or your support.   With help from hundreds of contributors, our down payment goal of $75K was reached in 2013 after a three-year campaign.

As a joint venture Shakori Hills Community Arts Center (local non-profit benefiting NC that hosts the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival) and Fingerlakes GrassRoots Festival (Trumansburg, NY based non-profit that produces the four seasons of GrassRoots Festivals series) organizations completed the purchase on December 10, 2013.… Read the rest

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Education, Cultural Preservation & Sustainable Communities

In 2007, Shakori Hills launched a music-in-the-schools program in conjunction with the GrassRoots Festivals.  Our Roots in the Schools program (formerly Hopes and Dreams) is coordinated cooperatively with interns from UNC-Chapel Hill’s APPLES program.  Schools in Chatham, Orange and Durham Counties have all benefited from the program in which  artists/musicians/dancers go into the school to perform, demonstrate, and involve students in their craft.… Read the rest

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Infrastructure & Community

Over the last ten years we have built much of the infrastructure needed to support and sustain a community arts center.  There is a permanent stage, a well-kept barn (known as the Coffee Barn), campgrounds, the Nonagon, ticket booth, security booth, parking gate booth, three concessionstands, nice gravel roads, shower house, a general store, and drinking water faucets throughout the property.… Read the rest

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The Festival

The Festival

In April 2003 our community pulled together, against all wet and muddy odds, the first

Photo by Amos Perrine. With the new spring date, and lots of good energy, we hope that the days of these boots at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival are as archived as this segment of the website!

Photo by Amos Perrine. With the new spring date, and lots of good energy, we hope that the days of these boots at Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival are as archived as this segment of the website!

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Piedmont Earthskills Gathering:

March 25 – 29, 2015

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Kim Hawks Photography: All Things Shakori &emdash; Jonathan Davis’s blown glass tree ornamentsKim Hawks Photography: All Things Shakori &emdash; Jonathan Davis's blown glass tree ornamentsRead the rest

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NC Stars in the Round!

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Happening in the Garden 8/27/12

Hello garden folks!

Hope that all are well and enjoying the garden and the cool weather. I think fall has more or less arrived – I’d be surprised if it got super-hot again, at least not for very long. Unusual, for sure, but I’ll take it.… Read the rest

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