ROTATING ART GALLERY @ NoRa
The People's Art Exhibit
Previewing August 10th
SUBMIT YOUR WORK BY AUGUST 9TH
Over the past year, we've had an amazing group of artists exhibit to make our inaugural year of NoRa's Rotating Art Gallery an amazing success. From photography. mixed media and fine arts to the current exhibit featuring novel uses of paper - we have been amazed by the creativity of our local artist community. To that end, NoRa wants to open up our walls to our entire community for the next art exhibit. The theme we've selected is "2020". The art will represent your experience with the first half of this wild and crazy year!
Guidelines & Fine Print
Art Exhibit Dates – Previewing art Monday August 10th. Official Opening: TBD
Submission Deadline: EXTENDED Art may be dropped of through Sunday August 9th (Digital submissions must be received by Saturday August 8th)
One submission per person – all ages & art experience level welcome!
Include Your Name & title of work (include contact information for us to reach you)
Photos may be submitted digitally to with “2020 art” in the header – we will print (maximum size 8 x 10) & hang
Framed, ready to hang art can be dropped off at NoRa – please make sure we have your contact info and name of the piece!
Note: we will do our best to protect your art, but artists assume risk of loss or damage that may occur
Wine, beer, cider and ...
Shortly before the shutdown, NoRa had introduced wine and beer to our expanding menu. Based on feedback from our wine tastings plus some recommendations from customers, we have expanded our selection. Many Red, White, Rose and Sparkling options available by the glass or the bottle!
Wine not your thing, how about…
We are proud to support our favorite local brewery – Durham’s Ponysaurus! In addition to several Ponysaurus brews, we are currently highlighting the world's greatest beer - Guinness - along with a North Carolina favorite, Highland Gaelic Ale.
We love our locals! Come try our current cider option from Bull City Cider.
For those looking for something a little lighter, we offer a variety of White Claw flavors. If you're feeling adventurous, you can be part of testing group for "Hard Italian Sodas" as we try out an adult version of our popular drink.
DRIVE-UP MOVIES RETURN
Back by overwhelming demand, we have weekend drive-up movies in the NoRa parking lot. These will mostly be on Friday and Saturday nights for the foreseeable future - weather and schedule permitting.
Tentative schedule below. Start time is around 8:15p.
Please note the following:
Changes to time, movie or showing may occur at any time
We require all attendees to adhere to all appropriate social distancing guidelines and NoRa policies while attending
Please be respectful of our neighbors and their customers when enjoying the movie
Friday August 7th: Frozen
Saturday August 8th: Galaxy Quest
Starting this Sunday, join us for Black and White Night
Sunday August 9th: Young Frankenstein
Check back here and on our social media for future movies
Saturday, August 8th 10 am to 1 pm
NoRa Nectar Mimosas
Made with Emmanuelle Baillard Nectars imported from Burgundy France
Flavors available include Pear, Yellow Plum, Black Currant, Apricot
Free samples or get a glass for $5
Tuesday, August 11th 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Wine Under the Stars
Spend an evening under the stars trying out a variety of wines. Hosted by our good friends at Ocean South Imports.
We will offer three options:
The Sample (Free) -- Choose two one ounce pours from the evenings' wine selection
The Tasting ($5) -- Get a one ounce pour of all the evening's wines
The Full NoRa ($10) -- Everything in The Tasting plus one glass of any wine
Let the "Pony"s loose
We're proud of our relationship with local favorite Ponysaurus and we want everyone to have the chance to sample some of their best.
Check back soon to see the details of this event.
FOOD IS COMING BACK
Anybody hungry? We will be ramping up our food options over the next several weeks. The kitchen updates are done so the long-awaited breakfast sandwiches are coming soon! (bacon & egg on a Michael’s English Muffin, anyone?) Made to order lunch sandwiches and salads will also be back on the menu. Until then, check out our “grab and go” cooler for our housemade chicken salad, devilish eggs and Bento box snacks!
Test Kitchen Nights
Calling all NoRa Foodies! We will be holding a number of NoRa Test Kitchen nights in the near future. Our staff is dreaming up some amazing, new options and we want to see what you think. This will be a structured event and we will have limited availability for these. If you are interested in potentially participating, you can e-mail your name and contact information to and put "Test Kitchen" in the subject. We will contact you with dates and information once we have them set up. Please make sure to add the e-mail to your address book - otherwise the e-mails for this may end up in your spam folder.
UPDATE: We are working on scheduling the first Test Kitchen in the first half of August. We will send out e-mails to those people who have sent us e-mails expressing their interest. To be added to the list, simply e-mail and put "Test Kitchen" in the subject.