Wow – it’s the second Friday of the month and you know what that means, right? You don’t? It means that historic, downtown Wake Forest NC is bringing on the Art After Hours! Food, Art, Shopping, Dining and so much can be found during Art After Hours each month and here is the line up for this month! Grab your friends, your neighbors, your family – you won’t want to miss Art After Hours!
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
Wednesday, July 11; 4 - 7 pm
OneCare Inc. parking lot, 150 N. White St.
The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market, located at 150 N. White St., is open Wednesday afternoons from 4 – 7 pm and Saturday mornings from 8 am - noon. For more information, call (919) 671-9269 or visitwww.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org. Also, “Like” us on Facebook.
Friends of the Library Annual State of the Corporation and Election of New Board Members
Wednesday, July 11; 7 pm
Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave.
The Friends of the Library will present the annual "State of the Corporation" and hold election of new board members for the 2012/2014 term. Nominees for director to date are Charlotte Magee, retired computer program specialist and author; Kenille Baumgardner, retired special educations teacher, active community volunteer and former Wake Forest Commissioner. Following the business meeting, Mike Wasilick, Director of Wake County Public Libraries, will discuss the current and future direction of the Wake County Library System. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Bill Lee at (919) 453-0321.
Art After Hours
Friday, July 13; 5 - 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!
Art After Hours at Sunflower Studio & Gallery Featuring Artist Billy Farmer
Friday, July 13; 5 – 9 pm (Artists Reception)
July 13 – Aug. 9 (Exhibit)
Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave.
Billy Farmer, a North Carolina native, began to work as an artist after retiring from a successful career as a band director and music teacher. Billy works principally in watercolor but also enjoys acrylic, pastels and charcoals. Whatever his medium, his pieces are characterized by thoughtful, sensitive handling and mastery of color and design. The focus of his paintings is often landscapes. Billy graduated from Barton College and subsequently studied at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Berkley College of Music. Billy's show will be focused on local landmarks, landscapes and still life work. You will not want to miss his 2012 show at the Sunflower!
Art After Hours Featuring Artist Omar Cummings
Friday, July 13; 5:30 – 9 pm
The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St.
We have an exciting artist reception planned with our traditional exhibit and refreshments in The Event Gallery from 5:30 – 9 pm. This month we will also enjoy music on the street by The Music Academy South's Jam Band from 6 – 8 pm and additional artists and live music by Soulify from 6:30 - 10:30 pm upstairs in The Event Gallery. For more information, contact Beth Jarvah at (919) 570-0087 or visitwww.thecottoncompany.net.
Art After Hours at Gilded Palette Gallery – Featuring Artist Phyllis Dyer Weldon
Friday, July 13; 6 - 9 pm (Opening Reception)
Gilded Palette Gallery, 123 S. White St.
Phyllis Dyer Weldon, a well traveled and spontaneous plain air watercolor artist that emphasizes on light and color. You are invited to experience this wonderful exhibit and meet the artist. Gilded Palette Gallery represents over 25 NC artists and has the working studio for Mary Benejam, artist and Cyndy Wolf, metalsmith. Located in the heart of Downtown Wake Forest with an eclectic and unique collection of handmade pieces. Please remember to support the community where you live, work and play. Shop locally. Purchase handmade original and we all benefit! We have recently updated our web site and will continue to make improvements over the next several weeks. Please take a moment to visit our web site athttp://www.gildedpalette.com.
Art After Hours Reception Featuring the Watercolors of Bonnie J. Becker
Friday, July 13; 6 – 9 pm
Wake Forest Art & Frame Shop, 139 S. White St.
Also, Friday night July 13, come paint with Art Student Academy! Go retro and join us to paint a "Peace Sign/Skateboard" during class from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at WFAF. Experience the fun of creating your own art during Art after Hours! This art class is led by local artists Theresa Brown and Steve Filarsky. Call (919) 880-7431 to sign up as seating is limited. Only $30 with all materials included! Or bring a friend and it's $45 for both! For more information, call (919) 562-1688, email Beth@wakeforestframeshop.com, or visitwww.wakeforestframeshop.com.
Art After Hours at HW Harris Warren Gallery
Friday, July 13; 6 – 9 pm
HW Harris Warren Gallery, 107 S. White St.
HW Harris Warren Gallery will present an exhibition featuring recent works by gallery artists : Hans Boye Boyesen, Willie Green Aldridge, Donald Martiny, Jenny Eggleston, Meagan Chaney Gumpert, Carol Joy Shannon, Mary Storms, Martha Thorn, Julie Niskanen, Kristianne Ripple, Ron Ward, and Tom Warren. There will be an exhibition reception on Friday, July 13, from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information, contact any gallery representative at (919) 426.2788 or (919) 389.4218 or visit www.harriswarrengallery.com.