I’ve posted about Third Fridays in Durham before, they are always happening events, especially down by Golden Belt. This past Third Friday was the Liberty Arts grand re-opening. Liberty Arts is a metal foundry and iron-working studio that was a Durham institution, until a set of violent storms last year caused its roof to collapse. Liberty Arts decided to move from its location near Central Park to a fantastic new space in the Golden Belt facilities. Their grand opening celebration on Friday drew a huge crowd.
A number of food trucks, including The Parlour, Pie Pushers, and Only Burger, were on hand to keep everyone fed. The weather was unbelievably nice for mid-March, so tons of people were sitting outside.
I particularly liked this big wax mold of The Last Supper, I thought it looked like a big chocolate bar.
Durham’s own Luchadoras, the group of female masked wrestlers in the Mexican Lucha Libre style, were on hand in black evening gowns and sparkly masks. I saw a bunch of them roaming around the Golden Belt area, they weren’t there to wrestle, I think they were just enjoying a night on the town.