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Arts Notes: March 16

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Cary Visual Art’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will begin July 18 and run though June 12, 2015, with the Best in Show winner announced July 18. There is an honorarium of $1,000 each for up to 12 finalists and $3,000 for one Best in Show winner. To participate in the contest, enter with a $35 fee by Friday, March 21, at For details, go to

Ceilidh at The Cary

Cary’s first Ceilidh, a celebration of Scottish and Irish cultures, will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. There will be music and dance performances, poetry readings and a photography exhibit. The event is sponsored by the town of Cary and the Sister Cities Association of Cary. For details, go to Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students at

Marvelous Music series

As part of the third Marvelous Music season, performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and $88 for a pack of four.

The Cary Arts Center will host Crafty Connection, a series of arts and crafts activities for ages 2-12, before each concert. Activities, schedules and prices are online.

Here’s the schedule:


‘King David’

The Concert Singers of Cary, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and narrator Ira David Wood III will perform Arthur Honegger’s “King David” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and free for students of all ages at

‘Feathers and Fur 2014’

Bobbi Hopp’s acrylic paintings and drawings will be shown in the exhibition “Feathers and Fur 2014” from Wednesday, March 26, to Tuesday, May 27, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. A Final Friday reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 28.

Small Treasures Juried Exhibit

The sixth annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit of the Cary Gallery of Artists will be from March 27 to April 19. For details, go to

Pizza and a movie

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and show the movie “Frozen” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $5 at

Live Turkish music

The Turkish House will host musical performances at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary. Admission is free.

Reflections Gallery at WakeMed seeks artists

WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Reflections Gallery is looking for artists from Cary and Wake County to display their work from Tuesday, July 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 1, or from Thursday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Applications are due Friday, March 28. To apply, go to For more information, call Cary Visual Art at 919-531-2821 or email

Art by Linda Mendible

An exhibition of artist Linda Mendible’s work will be at the Holly Springs Cultural Center through Friday, March 28, at 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, call 919-567-4016 or go to

Celebration of the Arts Festival

The 11th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association will accept applications for people selling art and crafts through Friday, April 11, at Booth fees are $85 to $100 through April 11; $100 to $120 after that. For details, go to

En Plein Air Paint-Off

The third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, during Art After Dark in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Artists will paint the local landscape.

A public auction of the paintings will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc. For more information, go to

Spring for the Arts

Downtown Fuquay-Varina galleries, artists, businesses and organizations will host arts events and activities from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 11. For details, go to

Holly Springs Community Band spring concert

The Holly Springs Community Band spring concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free, but ticket reservations are required. Donations for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be collected. To reserve tickets, call 919-567-4000. For information about the band, go to