The Holly Springs Cultural Events Center is home to many exciting events this summer! Not only do they have a Performing Arts Theatre that holds 184 seats, there is a conference center, Springs Outdoor Stage, and Grand Lobby with a large reception area that holds art exhibitions. And on top of all that, it houses the Holly Springs Community Library! A lot of summer events will be houses in this building, it would be a great trip into town to check the complex out for yourself and pick up a summer schedule of events.
Location: 300 West Ballentine Street
Phone: (919) 567-4000
This year will be the fourth annual Fit Cary event, offering several free options to the public to help get into a fit routine this Spring. The entire month of Cary is “Fit Cary” Month, so keep track of upcoming events in the area to attend with Family and Friends! In addition to the fitness events, Cary is doing a BINGO game in which participants complete a health/wellness activity to receive a stamp. More information and the card itself can be found at the site listed below.
For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at http://www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.
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 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
Some of you may be wondering what exactly SPARKcon is. It is an interdisciplinary festival by Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Volunteers from different art disciplines such as circus, fashion, geek, poetry and many more come together to express these creative arts and those who have thought to showcase “What if…?” and follow the necessary steps to make it all happen. SPARKcon 2013 was the 8th annual event and had such an amazing turn out! Make sure that you start planning to get a group together for SPARKcon 2014! Check the website for updates on the upcoming schedule of events, as well as other opportunities through Visual Art Exchange.
Much of the festivities take place on Fayetteville Street, Hargett Street, Martin Street and Davis Street. Visit http://www.visualartexchange.org for more information.