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Sep
16
Sat
CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham, NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

Sep
18
Mon
Three Perspectives @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 18 – Sep 24 all-day

Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on August 25th from 6-9pm.

Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art. Hours are from 10am-6pm Monday–Thursday, 10am-9pm Friday and Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.

Sep
20
Wed
The Cake @ Paul Green Theatre
Sep 20 – Oct 1 all-day

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls. But when the woman she helped raise comes back home to Winston-Salem to get married and her fiancé is actually another woman, Della is forced to examine some of her deeply-held beliefs for the first time in her life.

StreetSigns and The Process Series present: “Closer Than They Appear” @ Swain Hall, Studio 6
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The UNC Process Series present:
“Closer Than They Appear,” a multi-media theatre piece written by Christine Evans that tells the charged story of an encounter between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger through the lens of the technologies that connect them. Inspired by the convergence of video game environments, virtual technology, and military research, “Closer Than They Appear” is the world’s first theatrical production licensed to incorporate animated landscapes from Virtual Iraq, a virtual-reality program based on war video games and used in veterans PTSD therapy.

Playwright: Christine Evans
Director: Joseph Megel
Media Designer: Jared Mezzocchi

PERFORMANCES:
Previews: Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th at 8:00PM
Gala Opening: Saturday, September 16th at 8:00PM (Reception follows. $45 special admission. See www.piedmontperformancefactory.org/now-playing for more details.)
Sunday, September 17th at 3:00PM

Wednesday, September 20th – 8:00PM
Thursday, September 21st – 8:00PM
Friday, September 22nd – 8:00PM
Saturday, September 23rd – 8:00PM
Sunday, September 24th – 3:00PM

Wednesday, September 27th – 8:00PM
Thursday, September 28th – 8:00PM
Friday, September 29th – 8:00PM
Saturday, September 30th – 8:00PM
Sunday, October 1st – 3:00PM

All performances are at Swain Hall, Studio 6 on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus (101 E Cameron Avenue).

TICKETING:
Wednesday/Thursday – $15
Friday/Saturday/Sunday – $20
Senior (62+) – $15, all performances
Students, Veterans, and Active Duty Military – $10 all performances
Bargain Preview Nights (September 14th & 15th) – All tickets $5
Opening Night (September 16th) – All tickets $45
Tickets available at www.closerthantheyappear.brownpapertickets.com)

Sep
23
Sat
Garden Dedication & Art Auction @ Chapel Hill Zen Center
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm

You are warmly invited to a Dedication Ceremony commemorating the Zen Center’s newly renovated garden. A Silent Art Auction will follow, drawing together Art and Fine Crafts to help complete funding for this project. All are welcome to this special evening of music, art, refreshments, and community.

Call for Artists and Collectors: Painters, sculptors, photographers and other visual artists are invited to donate work, as well as artwork in all media including work intended for outdoor display, to the Silent Art Auction. Collectors are also invited to donate Art and Fine Crafts, particularly Buddhist-inspired and Asian pieces. Funds and donations received will help with the $5,500 balance left for the Garden Renovation. Please contact John Paredes at john@jollyoso.com or (919) 259-2749 or Josho Pat Phelan at pphelan@nc.rr.com or (919) 967-0861 with any questions or to make arrangements for your donation.

Sep
29
Fri
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays @ Downtown Hillsborough
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hillsborough Arts Council invites everyone to visit walkable Historic Hip Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutique shops and award winning restaurants. See website for venues, exhibits, and map.

Oct
1
Sun
Festifall @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture. Check our website for more information. http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/

Oct
6
Fri
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
7
Sat
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
8
Sun
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

earspace Presents child by David Lang @ CAM Raleigh
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

In the debut performance of earspace, the ensemble will present the music of Christopher Cerrone, Kaija Saariaho, and David Lang in collaboration with CAM Raleigh. Cerrone’s “South Catalina,” Sarriaho’s “Tocar,” and Lang’s “child” are equal parts epic, energizing, and mesmerizing. Staged in the galleries at CAM, this performance explores the spatialization of this unique venue.

Oct
14
Sat
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
15
Sun
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
16
Mon
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
20
Fri
Ira Knight Presents: Mandela, An Interpretation @ ArtsCenter (Carrboro)
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 9:30 pm

Come experience this unique event — an original interpretation of Mandela — unlike anything you would have imagined. This latest installment from Ira Knight, a leader in the “Bridge and Mirror” category of theater, is a continuation of his ‘Work and Art That Inspires!’ This piece is relevant to all of us — regardless of race, creed, gender, etc. This is NOT run of the mill, cliche or predictable theater, but original, thought-provoking and inspiring — if you appreciate ORIGINAL and meaningful art, this is where you’ll find it.

*NOTE: Oct 20 and 21 (Fri/Sat) 8:00 PM show and Oct 22 (Sun – 5:30 Matinee)

Oct
21
Sat
Sense and Sensibility @ Paul Green Theatre
Oct 21 – Nov 5 all-day

Playwright Kate Hamill gives us a fresh, comic take on Jane Austen’s beloved novel. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, this eminently theatrical adaptation follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable.

Oct
25
Wed
Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale @ Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop
Oct 25 – Nov 27 all-day

At the end of October, the Orange County Arts Commission and the Hillsborough Arts Council will present Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-out and Wet Paint Sale. Plein air (open air) painters are invited to paint the landscapes and sites of Orange County, NC, for three days. The competition will culminate with an awards reception at the Hillsborough Arts Council before the start of Last Fridays Art Walk on Friday, October 27.

The Wet Paint Sale fundraiser, to benefit OCAC and HAC, starts at 6:30 pm on Friday and will run through the end of November. The sale of these framed ready-to-hang paintings will allow patrons the opportunity to purchase original works of art of notable Orange County locations, just in time for the holidays!

The juror of the competition will be painter John Beerman, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Oct
27
Fri
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays @ Downtown Hillsborough
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hillsborough Arts Council invites everyone to visit walkable Historic Hip Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutique shops and award winning restaurants. See website for venues, exhibits, and map.

Nov
18
Sat
Holiday Open House – Cedar Creek Gallery @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

Our holiday open house features a handmade holiday tree by John Martin, live music and of course photo ops with Santa Clause. We will also have over 500 handmade ornaments including the 2017 Snowflake Ornament made by a local North Carolina artist which will 100% benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.

Nov
24
Fri
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays @ Downtown Hillsborough
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Hillsborough Arts Council invites everyone to visit walkable Historic Hip Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutique shops and award winning restaurants. See website for venues, exhibits, and map.