Tank tops, flip-flops and day trips to the beach can only mean one thing: summer has officially arrived. And this Friday, June 24, UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum is celebrating the warmer weather with its 12th annual Summer Solstice Party.

The free party starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Weatherspoon and features local food trucks, a cash bar, face-painting, a photo booth and live music by Gipsy Danger, a North Carolina-based folk rock quartet.

“It’s a really fun summer party for the entire Greensboro community,” said Emily Stamey, curator of exhibitions at the Weatherspoon. “There will be a little something for everyone.”

Attendees are invited to start the celebration early with a 6 p.m. yoga salute to the sun led by a local yoga instructor. All ages are invited to participate and no experience is required. Participants must bring their own yoga mats.

Attendees will also be able to view the art exhibitions late into the evening, including two new Henri Matisse exhibitions that will open that night.

The event is for individuals of all ages and will be held rain or shine. For more information about the event and upcoming exhibitions, visit weatherspoon.uncg.edu.


Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations
Photography by Carolyn de Berry