“Banjostand,” artist Bland Hoke’s interactive public art project, will return for the IBMA’s 2015 World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Use the hashtag #Banjostand to send photo greetings from the project, and you could win prizes.
The exhibition “Sacred Spaces” will be on display Sept. 30-Nov. 13 in the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery at the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. For more information, contact Stacy Bloom Rexrode at 919-996-4687 or Stacy.Bloom-Rexrode@raleighnc.gov.
Tipping Paint Gallery will host a First Friday opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2 at 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The event will feature the exhibit “Something Fallish,” which will run through Oct. 31.
Entries are being accepted for the 2015 NC State Fiction Contest, a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 12. For more information, go to www.ncsu.edu/creativewriting and click on story contest.
The Office of Raleigh Arts has launched a new Technical Assistance Grant program to address funding needs. The deadline for the fall funding cycle is Oct. 15. For guidelines and application forms, go to www.raleighnc.gov/arts/content/Arts/Articles/ArtsGrants.html. For more information, contact Sarah Corrin at 919-996-4686 or email@example.com.
The Franklin County Arts Council will offer a series of photography workshops at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. Bob Ringham, who has more than 25 years of photojournalism experience, will teach. Here’s the schedule:
▪ Styling and Posing: Oct. 14
▪ Lighting: Nov. 9
▪ How to Tone Your Images: Jan. 13
For a registration form, email FCACarts@gmail.com, call 919-497-6910 or download from www.fcacarts.org/workshops.aspx.
Second Sunday City mARTket Fair
Artsplosure will host a series of warm-weather art and craft markets the second Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Market, 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh. The free events feature local artists. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is partnering with Raleigh Little Theatre to offer a variety of youth and adult theater classes from September through December.
▪ RLT will present two adult acting classes designed to take students through the process of preparing for the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 through Oct. 20.
▪ As part of its Youth Education Program, RLT will offer sessions from Oct. 31 through Dec. 19 for youth classes: Creative Drama, Play On! and Acting Out.
For a complete list of classes, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/classes.aspx. For details, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Cathy Gouge at 919-435-9567 or email@example.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. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.
Send Arts Notes to firstname.lastname@example.org.