photograph by Kelsey Hanrahan
For our second Walter Snap Chat, we took a look into the colorful and always-funny mind of Sarah Powers. Powers is a Raleigh-based artist and executive director of the Visual Art Exchange, a nonprofit that fosters emerging local artists and garners support for their work. She’s also a mom to four-year-old son Max and is currently renovating a 1940s home previously rented to college students. (Beer bottles removed from the yard at time of publication: 67.) Here, she dishes on snacks, wishes, and her perfect day.
Favorite N.C. artist
This is too hard! I love all of them!
Raleigh is great because
There is so much energy around new ideas in
Raleigh. I love the freedom of a town where everything hasn’t been done before.
The people I work with. There is never a day without a new idea.
I can climb things and run really fast.
Favorite bar / cocktail
Hahahahaha. I don’t get out as much as I’d like, but have love for all the new local distilleries, especially Durham Distillery’s Conniption and Muddy River Distillery’s Carolina Rum.
Favorite restaurant / favorite dish
Whatever’s in my Blue Apron Box is my favorite.
Home improvement television.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. That book could solve all the world’s problems.
On your playlist
Podcast addiction. Recently, I have been listening to the This American Life Christmas Improv podcast on repeat.
The Raleigh Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre! Also, Waffle House on Hillsborough Street.
A little bit of everything in my life: boys, house, adventure, art, sillies.
Saying just a little too much, especially if the topic is exciting.
Cracking a joke at the worst/best time.
Life is good when
Everyone laughs at the hard stuff.
If someone had to describe me to to alien people
They’d send a video of me bringing the giant trash cans through the gallery, making lots of noise, and narrowly
missing the valuables.