On the last Friday of the month, the Town of Cary allows some shops to stay open late and have a tour come through to experience some beautiful artwork! In 2005, the Cary Art Loop was founded with the mission “To maintain a thriving Arts community through positive partnerships and exchanges between artists and Cary venues. We are committed to the esthetic enhancement of our community“. The main event so to speak is Final Fridays, which take place from 6pm to 9pm. August 29th will be the 9th Anniversary of the Cary Art Loop!!! There will be work from 20 different artists and the enhibit will run through September 23rd. If you are unable to make it to Final Friday, you can still go to the venues during regular hours to see the beautiful pieces of work.
Location: 200 S. Academy Street, Suite 120
Phone: (919) 462-2035
More Information: Click Here
The Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex holds so many events, that I think for this post I will only be able to scratch the surface of them all! They have a goal to promote cultural arts, artistic awareness and appreciation through concerts, community involvement, and special visual presentations. Inside this beautiful building you will find three galleries, a studio classroom, a theater that seats 150, Full Dressing rooms and a catering kitchen.
It opened its doors in 1912 when Apex only had about 700 people. The first floor actually used to be a Farmers Market and in the back was a jail containing two cells AND the firehouse! Isn’t that insane? All that could be found in this one building. Upstairs held the Mayor’s Office and theater in an Opera Style Seating. This building has a lot of history and if you are ever in the Downtown Apex area, I highly recommend checking out this extraordinary piece of history.
Location: 237 N. Salem Street
We posted last year about the new Downtown Cary Theater being in the works, and for anyone who has been in the area recently you know that it is in full swing since this past February! There have been movie showings and a Swing Night there so far. For more information on events, make sure to check out the Town of Cary Website for all events downtown.
Last week we started the series on Community Arts Centers with the one in Fuquay Varina, and we continue this week with Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs and Apex. The Cary Arts Center opened in 2012 and has held Cultural Events, Many Arts Classes and performances from groups such as the Applause! Cary Youth Theater Group. Their doors are open through out the week for those who want to walk through and see the transformation from the Old High School to Arts Center. You can find different program books regarding events for Teens, Kids, Seniors and much more. The staff is wonderful and helpful. While you are visiting, check out the work being done on the future Coffee Shop on the corner of Academy Street.
Location: 101 Dry Ave
Phone: (919) 469-4069
We are getting a little off topic from what we had earlier this week on different forms of Transportation, but to be honest I know the ones in Cary and Raleigh very well! I have not heard of anything like the C Tran or Lyft in Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina or Apex. But if there is please feel free to send me a comment so I can educate myself and others!
Next week’s theme was going to look at what else the community has to offer, so how about looking into local Art Centers? First up we are show casing Fuquay Varina and the Stars Theater & Arts Center. The center provides drama classes to help increase confidence in children, as well as doubles are a venue for your next event! It has a unique Castle design exterior with a lobby, ballroom, dance studio, a theater that holds 147 and a large loft. You may rent out one section of the building or event the entire place for your next event! How cool is that??? Check out their contact information below to get more details on the center itself.
Location: 123 E. Vance St.
Phone: (919) 557 – 8271