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Arts Notes, Oct. 21

Music benefit for SPCA of Wake County

The Shops at Seaboard Station is celebrating its 11th annual Down by the Tracks event benefiting the SPCA of Wake County from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. For a $10 cover charge, you can bring your dog and enjoy live music from last year’s runaway favorite The Stray Dogs, a dog agility course, doggie pools, wine and unlimited beer tastings and more.

Music in the Valley

The Magic Pipers will perform at Crabtree Valley Mall’s last scheduled Music in the Valley concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Enjoy live music, drink specials and appetizers from nearby restaurants. Bring lawn chairs.

Fall for Art show at North Hills

Midtown Art Consultants and the Roundabout Art Collective present Fall for Art from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the North Hills Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. More than 20 artists, including Eric McRay, Constance Pappalardo, Bob Rankin, Libby Smart, Steve Staresina and Amy Sullivan, will be included. Original paintings, jewelry, glassworks and photography will be for sale. Admission is free.

Call for artists for CAT project

The Raleigh Arts Commission, in partnership with Capital Area Transit, is seeking artists for ART-ON-THE-MOVE, original art on the sides of CAT buses. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 26. Download the application for full details. Original artwork is wrapped onto the buses through a vinyl heat-wrap process. The artwork remains on the CAT buses for a period of six months. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of community members and representatives from the Arts Commission and Capital Area Transit. Final selections are recommended by the review panel and approved by the Arts Commission and the Raleigh Transit Authority. For more information or to apply, go to www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

This Place Matters! Art Contest

An art contest for children and teens called This Place Matters! poses the question: What is your favorite OLD building in Raleigh? The contest is sponsored by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

The contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Art can be submitted between 9 and 11 a.m. and will be judged from noon to 2 p.m. in a people’s choice selection process and a juried art contest.

During First Friday on Nov. 2, join the community in celebrating the art contest winners and RHDC’s 50th anniversary. It’s Déjà New is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Marbles. The event will include the Rainbow Dance Company dancers and food.

For more information, visit www.rhdc.org.

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.