Midtown: Community

Arts Notes

‘Presence’ exhibition

“Presence,” an art exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display June 7 to July 16 at Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., and Block2, the commission’s video venue at the Urban Design Center, 133 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

At the Block Art Gallery, “Presence” will feature photography by Lydia Anne McCarthy and mixed-media works by Mia Yoon. The Block2 Street Video Series will display “Systemic” by Kia Mercedes Carscallen.

An opening-day reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Block Art Gallery. For more information, call 919-996-3610 or email hannah.costner@raleighnc.gov.

Art After Hours at Sunflower

Sunflower Studio & Gallery will feature artist E. Tracy Williams from June 8 to July 12. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 8, for Art After Hours at the gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest. Williams creates abstract collages and assemblages with fabrics, papers, metals, paints, twigs and other found objects. For more information, visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills

North Hills presents the Midtown Beach Music Series every Thursday through Aug. 9.

Scheduled performers include:

May 31 - Chairmen of the Board

June 7 - The Entertainers, June 14 - Sleeping Booty, June 21 - Band of Oz, June 28 - Fantastic Shakers

July 5 - Part Time Party Time Band, July 12 - Craig Woolard Band, July 19 - Jim Quick and the Coastline Band, July 26 - The Attractions

Aug. 2 - Liquid Pleasure, Aug. 9 - The Embers

Admission to the outdoor concerts is free and chairs are welcome. No outside alcohol.

For more information, go to www.northhillsraleigh.com.

Music on the Green

Music on the Green, a series of outdoor concerts, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Takeout meals available. Upcoming performers include: Alexis & Joe, May 22; Bill Stonehouse, May 29; and Jordan Okrend, June 5. For more information, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

Art in the Village

Art in the Village, a series of artist fairs, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register to exhibit, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.