‘Best of Broadway’ coming to Clayton
The Johnston County Chorale will present “Best of Broadway” at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. An orchestra will accompany the chorale. For tickets, which are $15, call 919-553-1737 or go to theclaytoncenter.com.
Photography contest seeking entries
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. is seeking entries for “Capture the Town 2016,” a photography contest. To learn more, go to http://claytonvisualartsnc.org/capture-the-town/.
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‘Paint out’ May 11
From 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 11, the Johnston County Arts Council invites the public to paint outside at the the Wool family farm, 330 Pine Level-Micro Road, Selma. The “paint out” is an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to come together to share conversation and work on art. For more information, call the Johnston County Arts Council at 919-938-0306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer art camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer two art camps this summer.
A teen art camp, for ages 13-17, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22. Young artists will explore different mediums to challenge their creativity. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
A pottery camp for ages 9-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 and July 7. Kids will create functional and decorative items inspired by summer gardens. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Art Faire seeks entries
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking entries for this year’s Art Faire. The annual competition accepts works in two categories: fine arts and photography. The winner in each category receives $750. The entry fee is $25 for Clayton Visual Arts members and $40 for nonmembers, and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More information will be available soon at claytonvisualartsnc.org.
An audition workshop for high school students is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in Clayton. The cost is $25. Register online at claytonyouththeater.com/classes.html.
Sundown in Downtown
Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Sundown in Downtown concert series in Benson: May 12, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard; June 9, The Attractions Band; Aug. 11, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band; and Sept. 22, Justin West Band and The Jonathan Parker Band. Concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Note: The Sept. 22 concert will start at 6 p.m. In case of rain, concerts move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., Benson. Admission is free.
Student art at JCC
Artwork by Johnston County high school students is on display through May 14 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.
The art studio at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is $100 for six months. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
Art class for kids
Doodlebugs, an art class for children, meets weekly at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Sign up for a single class or a four-week session. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per class or $19 for four classes. For nonresidents, the cost is $8 or $30. To learn more, or to register for a class, call 919-934-1408.
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