Midtown: Community

Arts Notes

Summer Artist Speaker Series

The second night of triangle.com and Capital H. Creative’s three-part Summer Artist Speaker Series is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at The Hive at Busy Bee Café, 225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Artist Bill Beatty of Stepping Stone Studio will talk about his work, inspiration and creative process. Beatty’s work will be available for purchase and displayed at The Hive until July 24. During the event, members of the audience will have a chance to win prizes that include a signed print from the artist and a $25 gift card to The Hive.

Beach music series at North Hills

North Hills presents the Midtown Beach Music Series every Thursday through Aug. 9. The schedule includes the following performers:

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 details, go to www.northhillsraleigh.com.

Oak City 7

Oak City 7, a free summer concert series, also features craft beers and food from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on alternating Thursdays in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Three bands perform for each show, and the next one is Thursday, June 28. For more information, including a schedule of bands, go to oakcity7.com.

The Art of the Necklace

An opening reception and trunk show for “The Art of the Necklace” is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, at The Third Place coffeehouse, 1811 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The Art of the Necklace features photographs by Carl Tyer of models wearing mixed media character necklaces made by Rock Kershaw. All photographs and necklaces are available for purchase, and the event will include live jazz. For more information, call 919-834-6566.

Roundabout featuring Jackson in July

Roundabout Art Collective will feature guest artist Nina Jackson and her show “Mood Swings” during July. Jackson works mainly in oil with a focus on contrast of light and dark. A First Friday reception is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 6. For more information, go to www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

Sunflower to feature Farmer in July

Sunflower Studio & Gallery will feature Billy Farmer for Art After Hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest. Farmer, a North Carolina native, began to work as an artist after retiring from a career as a band director and music teacher. He works mainly in watercolor but also acrylic, pastels and charcoals. Farmer’s work will be on exhibit until Aug. 9.

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. 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.