Wake Forest ARTS

Our mission is to support and enhance a strong, vibrant community through the development, promotion and coordination of arts and cultural activities.

Upcoming/Ongoing Events: Our Six Sundays in Spring concert series is coming right up! It begins on April 27th with “The Hot at Nights” from 5-7pm. We hope to see you there; it’s going to be a great concert. And please check our Calendar for other news.

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Call for Artists: Public Art for Fire Station 12 in Raleigh (deadline May 2, 2014)

The City of Raleigh invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to create public art for Fire Station 12. Project budget: $41,625. All the details are here.

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Spring is in the Air!

Celebrate Spring with the Wake Forest Singers as they present a musical celebration,:


Sunday, April 6

3:00 p.m.

Franklin Academy Middle School Auditorium

1127 Chalk Rd., Wake Forest

FREE admission

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“Godspell” Coming Soon to Louisburg College

The inspirational and international hit musical Godspell will be presented April 11-13 and May 1, 2014 at the intimate Norris Theatre, part of the JPAC at Louisburg College.

Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Broadway hits Wicked and Pippin), Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs led by the international hit, "Day By Day." This production stars Louisburg College students, faculty and staff, and features exceptional area students as well.

Shows will be presented at 7:30pm on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12; and at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13. A special pre-graduation performance, also open to the general public, will be presented on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children; they are available through the Louisburg College Box Office by calling (919) 497-3300.

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Call for Artists: 2014 Art on Main in Hendersonville (deadline June 2, 2014)

Art on Main 2014, presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County, will be held October 5th and 6th: Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th 10:00am-5:00p.

Every effort is being made to make this much-anticipated annual event even more successful this year. The Arts Council has an aggressive marketing campaign designed to draw audiences from Henderson County, the adjoining counties, the broader western Carolina regions–and beyond. The 2014 Artist Application is now available on the Arts Council website.

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Saturday, May 3rd: Front Porch Art Walk in Raleigh

On Saturday, May 3rd, 9 am to 5 pm, the 6th annual Front Porch Art Walk will take place in an historic neighborhood in downtown Raleigh between Oakwood and Mordecai. This show has been very successful, and the number of participating artists is increasing each year, along with the area businesses who are participating as sponsors, such as PieBirds Restaurant, Yellow Dog Bakery, and Nicole’s Art Gallery. Artists include potters, jewelers, painters, fiber, art from Uganda, glass, sculpture, and more, so you’ll want to check everyone’s creations out! This year we’re also having an animal rescue group join us, Pawfect Match, which will be an exciting addition. More information will be forthcoming, but hopefully you can mark your calendars and plan on joining us!

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Call for Artists: Embler Art Gallery contest for airline lounges (deadline April 21, 2014)

Viviana Moncayo-- Thresholds, digital art on canvas, 100 x 100cm

Viviana Moncayo– Thresholds

Embler Art Gallery’s biannual Call for Artists! The Embler Art Gallery is now accepting submissions for an artist competition to exhibit inside Airline Club lounges at Miami International, JFK International, and GRU International Airports.

The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, and mixed media are eligible. Selected Artists will have their art displayed in a six month-long in-club exhibition. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure and have the opportunity to sell works selected to thousands of members who visit the Airline Club lounges daily. Please Click here to go to the contest information page.

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Call for Artists: the Gaston Arts Council is seeking artists

The Gaston Arts Council believes in encouraging artist exposure! There are a number of events this Summer where we’d like to feature artists. Check this page for a list of opportunities, and submit your letter of interest here for our consideration.

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Call for Artists: Artspace Regional Emerging Artist Residency (deadline April 7, 2014)

Established in January 2000, the Regional Emerging Artist Residency provides emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving, artistic environment at Artspace. Two artists in their early professional careers are chosen from a regional pool of applicants every six months. The residency includes a private, rent-free studio with 24-hour access. Get all the information on the Artspace website here.

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Call for Artists: Orange County Public Library 2014 Juried Art Exhibit (deadline April 8, 2014)

The Orange County Public Library invites artists who live or work in Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Person, Chatham, Durham, or Wake counties to apply for the library’s Summer 2014 Juried Art Exhibit.  The exhibit is open to all types of art and themes.  The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 8, 2014. For complete details and submission instructions, please visit the library’s website here.

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Lions Club & Happy Camper Bring Elvis Tribute to Louisburg

On Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm, the Louisburg Lions Club and Happy Camper will present Keith Henderson in his Elvis tribute act, “Illusions of the King.” Louisburg College will host the benefit event in the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC).

All tickets are $15, and can be purchased by calling the Louisburg College Box Office at (919) 497-3300 or toll-free at 1 (866) 773-6354. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of show; the Box Office is located in the JPAC at the left front entrance of the Holt Lobby. It is open 1-5pm, Monday through Friday, and 6pm the evening of the performance.

Proceeds from the concert will provide camp scholarships for local children in need, and fund Lions charities for the blind and visually impaired.

The 2002 Grand Prize winner of the international “Tribute to the King” contest in Biloxi, Mississippi, Keith Henderson also won the 1998, 1999, and 2000 “Images of Elvis” competitions in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Along the way, he’s had the privilege of performing with Elvis’ original back up singers, the legendary Jordanaires, as well as with members of the Stamps Quartet.

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