Southwest Wake: Community

Arts Notes


The Umstead Hotel and Spa will host an art reception for Alabama artist Clem Bedwell from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. Bedwell’s paintings, “Watershed,” will be on display through Sept. 30. For information, visit

N.C. Symphony’s Summerfest Series

The N.C. Symphony’s outdoor concerts, the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Concert-goers can bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5 p.m.

The series includes:

For tickets, call 919-733-2750 or visit

‘Sscapes… the Space Between’

Sscapes, a group of dancers, storytellers, musicians and vocalists, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. Performers include Shana Adams, Jude Casseday, Tony Johnson, Glenna Batson, Jody Cassell, Melissa Pihos and Leah Wilks Dance. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 919-249-1120 or visit

Artist lectures

Artist Larry Soltzenberg will discuss stained glass at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8500. Soltzenberg will also host a discussion at 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. To register, call 919-387-2100.

Concert at The Umstead

Winslow Stillman will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. Stillman combines the cultures of North Carolina and Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá, to create a new world of melodies and arrangements of original songs. For details, call 919-447-4030 or visit

Film festival

Stroller Strides of Raleigh will present the 12th annual LUNAFEST national film festival at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. Films will begin at 8:15 p.m.

The fundraising film festival, which was created by Luna, a nutrition bar for women, highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers.

Tickets are $22 or $25. Proceeds benefit the breast cancer fund and postpartum education and support. For tickets, visit

‘Seven O’ Clock Rock’ series

The intersection of Chatham and Academy Streets in downtown Cary will host “Seven O’Clock Rock,” a series of themed community block parties this spring, complete with dance lessons and live entertainment. The last show in the series will be Beach Night with the Magnificents Band on June 27. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call 919-469-4061 or search “Seven O’Clock Rock” at

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will hold its third annual Apex Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Performances will be featured in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. There will be a beer garden in conjunction with an outdoor stage located on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property. Tickets are $10 and go on sale in June.

Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for the festival. Sponsors should contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or Volunteers should contact Melissa Van at 919-303-3345 or

For details, visit