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Arts Notes: Feb. 4

En Plein Air Paint-Off

Fuquay-Varina’s fourth annual En Plein Air Paint-Off’s organizers are accepting applications from artists from Monday, Feb. 2, through Friday, March 13, for the paint-off on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. Artists must be high school aged or older, and online applications require three images of original work. For details, go to

Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Holly Springs Cultural Center hosts art and craft classes for kids, teenagers and adults at 300 W. Ballentine St. For details, go to

Greg Trooper and Sally Barris

Greg Trooper and Sally Burris will sing at The Cary at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for students 13 or older, $10 for students 12 or younger and $25 for table seats at

‘Build-A-Band Concert’

The Triangle Wind Ensemble will perform an interactive concert for kids and adults at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $8. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to

Artist of the Month

Southern Home Crafts will host the store’s Artist of the Month, Amy Walker, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at 111 N. Salem St., Apex. Walker’s handmade baby teething products and toys will be showcased. Proceeds from sales will be donated to organizations including The Water Project. For more information, call 919-608-9935.

‘The Art of Love’

The Artistic Expressions Gallery will host a Valentine’s Day reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina. The gallery features new paintings, mixed media artwork, photography, ceramics and stained and fused glass by 12 artists. For more information, go to

‘Let’s Do Lunch’

The Cary Town Band concert “Let’s Do Lunch,” featuring music about food, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to

Triangle Youth Philharmonic

The Triangle Youth Philharmonic’s annual Honor Recital will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union St., Cary. The concert is free and open to the public.

Friends of the Page-Walker Concert Series

Brian Reagin will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, as the last concert of the series at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.

Tickets cost $15 at the Cary Arts Center box office, 101 Dry Ave., or through For details, go to

Annie Moses Band

The Annie Moses Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The Cary Youth Chorale will perform in the lobby before the show. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $24 for ages 55 and older and $88 for a pack of four. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to

Call for workshop artists

Cary Visual Art and Transitions LifeCare are looking for artists for an art therapy workshop with teenagers who are coping with grief. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 20. For details, go to

‘The Secret Garden’

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1. Tickets will be for sale on Monday, Jan. 26. For details, search for “Applause! Cary Youth Theatre” at

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Cary Visual Art will accept entries for the annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition through Friday, March 20. Sculptures will be on display from July 2015 through June 2016.

Applicants must be 18 or older and live in the U.S. There is a $35 application fee for every two sculptures submitted; the $35 fee also applies to entry of a single sculpture. For details, go to

Call for artists

The Cary Gallery of Artists will accept entries for the seventh annual “Small Treasures” juried exhibit through Friday, March 6. The exhibit will be displayed from Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, April 18. The first place award is $250, second place is $150 and third place is $100. For details, go to

‘World Music 4.0’

The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir, guitarist Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will present the fourth installment of the “World Music” series of concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and free for students with ID. For details, go to

‘The Best is Yet to Come’

The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Best is Yet to Come” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at