Monday, November 3, 2014

RDUBATON: Instameet! Celebrating 2 Years of the RDUBaton at the NCMA



Saturday may have been cold, gray and gloomy, but for several of us, it was a great afternoon spent at the NC Museum of Art celebrating two years of the RDUBaton! We met up with the @rdubaton team to celebrate their project's second birthday with the first-ever #rdubatoninstameet. Saturday combined two of my favorite things...visiting the NC Museum of Art and meeting local people that share the same passion about community and social media. NCMA has to be one of my top places in the Raleigh area to visit. I love hanging out here and exploring, inside the buildings, the galleries, the many quiet gardens or walking the NCMA Park. Sunny or rainy, this place has many things to see and do and I always find something new every time I go. The other favorite thing is using Instagram to share as I explore Raleigh and meeting other folks from the community who share the same passion. The RDUBaton is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about the Triangle and the many great places there are to visit. I love seeing each person's personality reflected each time someone takes the Baton around for the day to their favorite local spots.

RDUBaton is a collaborative photo project to highlight life around Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary using Instagram. RDUBaton was founded by Brittany Iery (@brittanyiery) and Susannah Brinkley (@slbrinkley) in 2012 out of their shared love for the culture in the Triangle region. They were inspired by the NYC Baton, who allowed them to start their version of the Baton here in the Triangle. Recently they stepped down to pursue other projects. Two new co-captains currently lead the Baton, Laney Tipton (@lgtipton12) and Toni Chester(@tonicat).

Go to RDUBaton.com to find out more about how to sign up if you are interested in holding the baton for a day!

I've shared below a few of my Instagram shots from the meetup on Saturday, but check out the hashtag #rdubatoninstameet to see many of the fabulous shots captured on Saturday from other talented local folks!

A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by chana lynn (@raleighwhatsup) on


A photo posted by RDU Baton (@rdubaton) on

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