Reception to showcase "En Plein Air" Paintings at Ashley's Art Gallery during "Art after Dark" May 10th
Have you had a chance to see the En Plein Air Paintings up close? Be sure to visit Ashley's Art Gallery during the Art after Dark art walk on May 10th from 6-8pm for a reception to showcase the paintings of local artists created during the En Plein Air Paintoff in downtown Fuquay-Varina last month. The event included 24 artists from throughout the state who competed in painting the landscape of downtown Fuquay-Varina. These paintings will be auctioned off at the Celebration of the Arts on June 1st, so be sure to come on out and get a sneak preview. The reception will include complimentary wine tasting with wines from PRP wine from 6-8pm.
May Arts / Music Calendar for "Quadrant 3"
5/2 LBLB at Tir Na Nog; (Local Beer, local band, local art market); 218 South Blount St.; Raleigh; 9pm-12am
5/3 First Fridays in Raleigh including the Morning Times Artist Market; Fayetteville St between Hargett and Wilmington; 7-11pm
5/3 Wizard of Oz; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 7pm; $5-8
5/3 Movies Under the Stars "Wreck it Ralph" presented by F-V Downtown; Stephens Hardware Lot; downtown Varina; 7-11pm (movie begins at dusk (approx. 8pm); $1
5/3 F-V Parks and Recreation Spring Dance Recital; F-V Community Ctr. 7pm; Free
5/3 Live Music "Rockzilla; Brick Bar and Grill, Fuquay-Varina, 9pm; Free
5/4 Peakfest; Historic downtowon Apex; 9am-5pm; Free
5/4 Live Music "SugarMen; Brick Bar and Grill, Fuquay-Varina, 9pm; Free
5/4 Wizard of Oz; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 2pm; $5-8
5/4 Long Time Gone performing at the Niche Wine Lounge; 8pm Holly Springs
5/5 Historic Homes Tour of Fuquay-Varina; 1:00-4:00pm; tickets can be purchased the day of at the Fuquay-Varina Mineral Spring Park or in advance at David Anthony's, Ashworth's, Museums, or from Quester members; $10 per person.
5/7 Carolina Puppet Theater; Holly Springs Cultural Center; The Gingerbread Man; 11am; $5.00
5/8 Wine and Design painting class at Daniels on Main in Fuquay-Varina; 900 N. Main St.; 6:30-8:30pm; $35; you will leave with a beautiful 16x20 painting "Hydrangea in Window"
5/10 Art After Dark Art Walk; Downtown Fuquay-Varina; Artist Market, artist reception, live music, kids crafts, and more. 5-9pm; Free
5/10 The En Plein Air Artist Reception; Ashley's Art Gallery; 6-8pm; Free
5/10 Wizard of Oz; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 7pm; $5-8
5/10 Drum Circle; A Mystic's Garden; 501 Broad St.; 6pm
5/10 Live Music "The OTG Band; Brick Bar and Grill, Fuquay-Varina, 9pm; Free
5/11 Make it and Take It - A mother daughter event making beautiful jewelry together; Artistic Expressions; 11am and 2pm
5/11 Live Music "The West St. Band" Brick Bar and Grill, Fuquay-Varina, 9pm; Free
5/11 Wizard of Oz; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 2pm; $5-8
5/16 Paint and Dine; The Meeting Corner; 135 S. Main St; $40 per person; call (919) 346-1247 or stop by to sign up.
5/17 Live Music "C.C. Rider"; Brick Bar and Grill; 9:00pm; Free
5/17 Route 55 Jazz Orchestra Presents "It Might As Well Be Swing," Holly Springs Cultural Center; 7:30-9:30pm; $5-$7
5/17 Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 7:00pm
5/18 Live Music "Wilder's Roadr"; Brick Bar and Grill; 9:00pm; Free
5/21 Carolina Puppet Theater; Holly Springs Cultural Center; The Gingerbread Man; 11am; $5
5/24 Summer at the Springs FREE Outdoor Concert Series Presents "The Lockdown Blues Band,: outdoors at the Holly Springs Cultural Center; 7-9pm
5/29 Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Membership Meeting; Stars Theater and Arts Center; 123 E. Vance St.; Fuquay-Varina; 7:30pm; all are invited to attend
5/30 Celebrate Fuquay-Varina; concert featuring "Spare Change;'" Downtown Varina District; Bring Lawn Chairs; 7:30pm; Free
5/31 Cary Art Loop Final Fridays; Various locations throughout Cary, 6-9pm
6/1 Celebrate Fuquay-Varina; Downtown Fuquay District; arts, crafts, live music, rides, en Plein Air art auction, and more; 10-4pm; Free
Regular Weekly Events:
Painting Classes for Kids; Tuesdays; Magnolia House; 2-3pm; 3-4pm; 5-6pm; or 6-7pm; $20 per hour; Individual Instruction in a small group
Painting Classes for Adults; Thursdays; Magnolia House; 2-4 or 5pm; 6-8 or 9pm; $15 per hour; Individual Instruction in a small group setting
Other: Beading Classes throughout the month - Carolina Bead Company
Email your calendar submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 25th of the prior month for inclusion in our monthly newsletter. All submissions should be Arts or Music related and happening in Southwestern Wake County and surrounding areas.
This month, let's "Walk the Walk" Together!
Since September of 2011, the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council has been presenting Art after Dark, a regular monthly Art Walk on the 2nd Friday of the month in downtown Fuquay-Varina. The event regularly includes a local artist market, live music, kids activities, and a variety of local artwork and arts events throughout various locations in the downtown area.
On May 10th, the Arts Council will add an exciting piece to this event by leading a group of interested walkers on the “Art Walk.” Beginning at the Artist and Crafter’s Market on Broad St. at 5:30pm, the group will walk and ride (via Rickshaws!) to visit a variety of locations featured on this month's walk. They will end up back on the Varina side of town, where walkers will have the option of continuing their night by enjoying two live local music performances at the Aviator Tap House and Brick Bar and Grill. All are encouraged to join in the walk. If you prefer to walk on your own, maps will be available at the Artist and Crafter’s Markets on Broad St. and Raleigh St. Visit www.FVartscouncil.org for a full list of events and locations.
Last Change for Local Artists to join the Western Wake Studio Tour
Western Wake Artists' Studio Tour is currently accepting applications from local artists to participate in their annual Studio Tour this Fall. Every November, professional artists in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Willow Springs, and other towns in Western Wake Co. open their studios to the public for a self-guided tour. Their work may include pottery, ceramics, collage, watercolor, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography, textiles, and other media.
Tour dates this year will be Nov 8 - 10, with participation on Friday evening being optional. A pre-tour exhibition will showcase the work of participating artists at Cary Art Center from Oct 25-Nov 25th. The tour is open to professional artists working in Western Wake County. WWAST strives for a well-rounded tour and seek quality work in all media, original works only, please. The Fee for new artists is $125; $100 for returning artists. For more information, or to download an application, visit www.wwast.org. Application Deadline is May 6, 2013
We're off to see the Wizard at Stars Theater
Join the Stars Youth Theater on a musical journey to OZ this month as they present the classic "The Wizard of Oz." After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of OZ, young Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch Of The West and find the mighty Wizard who can send her home. This classic hit will be sure to warm your heart and make you believe that anything is possible if only you believe. Performances are May 3,4,10, and 11th at Stars Theater and Arts Center in Fuquay-Varina. (Each weekend will feature a different cast, so if you have a young friend performing, check to make sure you are attending the correct peformance.) Shows begin at 7:00pm on Fridays and 2pm on Saturdays. (doors open 30 minutes prior to show) Cost is $5 for kids, $8 for adults.
Get Creative With Mom for Mother's Day
On Saturday, May 11th, local jewelry artist Marily Peraza will present a "make it and take it " event especially designed for mothers and daughters. Participants will have the opportunity to make a beautiful piece of jewelry together. The event will take place at Artistic Expressions, at 118 Raleigh St. in Fuquay-Varina. There are two sessions, at 11am and 2pm, so participants can choose the time that works best for them. Cost is $25 per person. To register, contact Marilyn Peraza at (919) 400-2590.
Spring Dance Recital will Showcase Local Students
The Town of Fuquay-Varina's Parks and Rec Spring Dance Recital will be held at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center Gymnasium on Friday, May 3 at 7:00pm. All dancers in the Performance Art program will be invited to perform with their class. This theme for the season is Broadway & Theater. The recital is free, and all are invited to attend.
Do you have Arts news and events in Southwest Wake County?
We want our newsletter to include local events, news, opportunities, and other happenings, as well as featuring artists from ALL of Southwest Wake County and surrounding areas, so that people who live in our area will have a place to look when they want to know what's happening in the arts. So if you have an Arts event (all mediums are welcome) that is specific to this area, please let us know. And if you are an artist, please consider submitting some of your work. We would love to include more submissions from local artists in our newsletter. (see below)
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"Quadrant 3" welcomes submissions of local Arts Events, Opportunities, and News, as well as local artwork, writing, poetry, etc. for our monthly newsletter. Please email your submissions to email@example.com by the 25rd of the preceding month for the upcoming Newsletter (if you miss the deadline, you are welcome to send it anyway. We can't guarantee we will get it in, but if we are still working on it, we will do our best.)