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Arts Notes: May 15

Call for writers, photographers

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers and photographers to be considered in the 2017 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. For guidelines, email Deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2016.


Artsplosure, an annual art festival in downtown Raleigh, will be May 20-22. Admission is free. For more information, go to

Art exhibit

Local Color Gallery will feature an exhibit by 12 local female artists from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh. It will feature watercolor, acrylic, oil, clay, glass and mixed media. The exhibit will run through July 30.

Juneteenth celebration

The Franklin Arts Council will sponsor a two-part Juneteenth celebration in honor of the end of slavery in the United States:

▪ Poster and essay contest for K-12 students. For guidelines, email

▪ Outdoor concert/picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at BROAD community center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn. Bring a picnic lunch and chairs; alcohol is not allowed. The event is free.

Music at Midday

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Wake Forest ARTS will sponsor a free music series from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays through June 2. A variety of local performers will be featured in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.


The “Faces” exhibit will be on display in May at Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh.

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