Some of our new favorite Raleigh businesses, artists, musicians and food trucks are all collapsing in one place this Friday. Back in late June, we wrote about Slingshot Coffee Company hitting the streets of Raleigh in cold brew bottle form, just as Summer's heat was setting in. After a few months of great growth and being stocked in a handful of local shops, as well as Whole Foods, Jenny Bonchak decided to set up shop in part of the Oak City Cycling Project's new space on Franklin Street.
Bonchak hired Raleigh Architecture Company to design and upfit her new space, which will include all of the equipment and cold storage she will need to continue producing Slingshot's signature coffee. As well, there will be a very nicely detailed pop-out interior retail window where you can pop in to buy Slingshot Coffee during Oak City's opening hours.
Slingshot Coffee Company's Headquarters in Progress
So, to celebrate the opening of the new Slingshot Coffee Company Headquarters, we have teamed up with Oak City Cycling Project to bring you a great night of community and fun. The fun will include Raleigh artist Becky Joye who creates gorgeous artwork with a carnival theme. Her recent collection is very colorful and elegantly and intricately created. Becky will transform the Oak City space with art walls to create a small gallery for her art, which will be for sale during the event. Becky was also one of the featured artists at this year's Cooke Street Carnival.
You can see more of Becky's artwork here and below is her description of her current series:
My current work, Amusement, began by discovering a carnival ferris wheel by the interstate and experiencing the youthful feeling of excitement that I associate with amusement parks. Through referencing carnival and amusement ride structures and the playful objects of childhood, this work is exploring the nostalgic euphoria of spectacle and amusement and instigating the viewer’s desire for escape, thrill, and play.
Along with Becky's artwork, we are having several food trucks out, including American Meltdown, Poncho's Tacos and Bukolgi Korean BBQ. And, to cap things off, Brad and Phil Cook from Megafaun will be playing an acoustic set.
Finally, Slingshot has teamed up with Trophy Brewing Company, which we will be profiling in the coming weeks, to create a porter made from Slingshot's coffee. Beer and coffee cocktail.
So, Friday November 2nd at Oak City Cycling Project you will have food trucks, beautiful artwork, cold brewed coffee, new Bianchi bikes on display, Brad and Phil Cook of Megafaun, beer and more. Sure to be one of the best First Friday events of the year. Find more and RSVP over at the Facebook event page.