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Arts Notes: Aug. 23

Second Sunday City mARTket Fair

Artsplosure will host a series of warm-weather art and craft markets the second Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Market, 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh. The free events feature local artists. For details, email

Photography workshops

The Franklin County Arts Council will offer a series of photography workshops at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. Bob Ringham, who has more than 25 years of photojournalism experience, will teach. Here’s the schedule:

▪ Learn Your Camera: Sept. 9

▪ Styling and Posing: Oct. 14

▪ Lighting: Nov. 9

▪ How to Tone Your Images: Jan. 13

For a registration form, email, call 919-497-6910 or download from

Call for artists

Artists can submit work for “Something Fallish,” a juried show at Tipping Paint Gallery, 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The deadline is Sept. 12. Artists can submit up to two entries. The selected works will be on display at the gallery throughout October. For more information and an entry form, go to

‘Beautiful Alchemy’

“Beautiful Alchemy” will be on display at The Block Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh through Sept. 18. The exhibition features mixed-media artists Brandon Cordrey and Melinda Fine.

‘Summer Citings’

Local Color Gallery will present the exhibit “Summer Citings” by artist Kim Balentine until Saturday, Aug. 29, at 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh.

Children’s Choir auditions

The Wake Forest Children’s Choir will host auditions at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre , 405 S. Brooks St. Students in grades four through nine can audition and must register at

If accepted into the choir, students will be expected to attend weekly rehearsals from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 8. The cost is $340 to be paid in two installments. For details, email

Tar River Festival

The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the 26th annual Tar River Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Louisburg and Riverbend Park, located at the end of South Church Street. The free event will feature arts and crafts from local artisans, food vendors and live music.

To participate as a vendor, call 919-496-3056 or email Brenda Fuller at or go to

Theater classes

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is partnering with Raleigh Little Theatre to offer a variety of youth and adult theater classes from September through December.

RLT will present two adult acting classes designed to take students through the process of preparing for the stage from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 through Oct. 20.

As part of its Youth Education Program, RLT will offer sessions from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 through Dec. 19 for youth classes: Creative Drama, Play On! and Acting Out.

For a complete list of classes, go to For details, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Cathy Gouge at 919-435-9567 or

Call for writers

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction to be considered for the 2016 issue of “County Lines: A Literary Journal.” For details, email A cash prize of $25 will be awarded to the artist whose work is chosen for the book cover. The deadline to submit work is Sept. 15.

Tour of Artists

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will present the 20th annual Tour of Artists from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20. Galleries and art studios in Wake Forest will be open, and artists will give demonstrations and talk about their work. The event is free, and tickets are not required. For details, go to or contact Beth Massey at 919-562-1688 or

Call for artists

The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. For details, email

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