Veterans Day hours at museum
The N.C. Museum of Art will have special holiday hours Tuesday, Nov. 11. The East Building, including the exhibition “Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, and Their Contemporaries” will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The West Building, including Iris restaurant, will be closed. Admission to “Small Treasures” will be free for veterans, active duty military and their families. Public guided tours of “Small Treasures” will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
Call for artists
The city of Raleigh is seeking art for its new project, “Art Along Blount Street,” which will exhibit artwork on select utility poles on Blount Street from East Davie to East South streets. Eligible visual and graphic artists must be at least 18 years old and have lived, worked or attended school in Wake County for at least one year. Special emphasis will be given to residents of the East Raleigh-South Park Historic District.
All submissions must be delivered to the Office of Raleigh Arts by 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Artists whose work is selected for the project will receive a $750 honorarium. Their artwork will be on view for approximately six months, beginning in the summer 2015.
Photo essay competition
The Cary Photographic Artists will sponsor a photo essay competition for Wake County high school students. Cash prizes range from $50 to $150, and the competition will end with an exhibit. To enter, choose one of four themes: “America to Me,” “Home Town Pride,” “Student Life” or “Our Natural World.” Send four images for your theme and a paragraph relating your photography to the theme to email@example.com by Thursday, Jan. 15. For details, go to bit.ly/1kTh4U4.
Arts program accepting submissions
The National Arts Program’s Block Gallery is accepting submissions from city of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their families. The deadline is Nov. 14. For details, visit RaleighNC.gov.
Renaissance Centre events
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts events at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For details and ticket information, go to WakeForestNC.gov.WakeForestNC.gov
The city of Raleigh awards grant funding annually to nonprofit groups. Grants will support arts programming that runs from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Applications are due by Monday, Jan. 5. As part of the application process, organizations must attend one of two informational grant workshops scheduled in November. Any organization interested in applying for an Innovation Grant must also attend the workshop for that grant category.
Seating is limited at the workshops, so organizations planning to attend must notify Arts Grant Coordinator Sarah Corrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-996-4686.
Arts at N.C. State
N.C. State University holds arts programs throughout the year. For more information on these programs, visit ncsu.edu/arts.8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Through Feb. 6:
Arts Council meeting
The Franklin County Student Arts Council will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. The event is open to all youth up to age 18. For details, email DonnaCampbellSmith@gmail.com.
Main Street Rag Open Mic
Poet Bruce Lader will be featured at the Main Street Rag Open Mic Series from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at So & So books, 704 N. Person St., Raleigh. Participants may bring poems, stories or essays to read at the Third Wednesday monthly event.
Wonderland Book Club
Wonderland Book Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. The club will discuss Anne Barnhill’s “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter, a Novel of Elizabeth I.” Register at events.constantcontact.com.
Call for artists
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.
The works of Marriott Little and her family (Marriott Sheldon, Corneille Little, Stan Mallard, Will Sheldon, George Bason III and the late Bill Little) will be featured throughout November at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For details, go to www.roundaboutartcollective.com.
The 22nd Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in historic Boylan Heights in downtown Raleigh. More than 100 artists will show and sell their work on porches and lawns, and in artists’ studios. There will be a broad range of artwork, including jewelry, pottery, prints, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For details, go to BoylanHeights.org.
City Ballet will perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville. Tickets start at $10 and are available at City-Ballet.com/Nutcracker.
The artists of Wake Forest’s Storytellers Books and Art will host a holiday show with more than 50 original works of art for sale for under $75 each. The show will be open during Art After Hours Friday, Dec. 12, at 158 S. White St., Wake Forest, and run through the end of January. For details, call 919-556-3903.
N.C. State University Theatre
N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.“Around the World in 80 Days” “The Little Shop of Horrors” “The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone”