Final Friday Events

Beginning in 2016, Final Fridays will kickoff this year with Arts Entertainment Hubs! Three designated areas around Downtown Cary have been selected to host outdoor performing arts with food trucks. Check this page each month to see where your favorite artists and food will be.


“Places In Mind” a Final Friday reception featuring oil paintings by Ann Howe, watercolor paintings by Barbara Rohde, and ceramics by Sherry Nicholson @ Cary Gallery of Artists
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Juried Show at Village Art Circle @ Village Art Circle
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Third Annual Juried Show at the Village Art Circle in Cary, opens with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday October 28th 2016. Forty works by forty different artists were selected by juror Adam Cave, owner of Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh. The theme, “Carolina on my  Mind,” was interpreted in several media and many different styles. A First and Second Place as well as the Ashworth Award and Honorable Mention awards will be made. These will be announced at 7 pm. The show runs through November 26, 2016. Gallery hours are Wednesday- Saturday 11-5 pm or by appointment.  This year’s entries represent a very  high standard of work from local and regional artists.

FALC Fabulous Fakes | Cary Arts Center @ Cary Arts Center
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Girl With A Pearl EarringThe fabulous artists of the Fine Arts League of Cary try their hands at imitating the great Masters of Art.  Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Rueben, and more should be making an appearance as FALC presents their Fabulous Fakes show.  Artists’ works will be displayed beside smaller versions of the originals they painted.  For more information view

Hoop & Stick: CollageArt: An expression of disgust with conditions, systems and traditions | Through November @ Studio 180 Salon
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hoop & Stick — government name Brandon Spence — is an underemployed artsy, creative type currently lurking around Raleigh.

With a background in illustration, Spence has recently faithfully devoted himself to the school of collage. Inspired by philosophy, economics, politics and great conversation, you can find him engaged in witty banter with fellow artists and art lovers alike during Final Friday in Cary.

Catch Hoop & Stick this Final Friday, September 30th @ Studio 180 Salon.

Saying Goodbye @ Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saying Goodbye @ Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery | Cary | North Carolina | United States

Join us this Friday at Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery as we are Saying Goodbye; our lease is expiring. We want to thank you for five great years of support as we’ve brought beauty to your community. Our final open house features the sustaining power of friendship, expressed in the art of Errol Engelbrecht and Beth Carrington Brown, and expressed in your patronage of WAG since we began in business. We cannot adequately express how thankful we are for having been your friends.

Refreshments, live music, misty eyes and fond goodbyes.
Gallery Closing Date: 11/19.

Watch for future celebrations of beauty from our artists…

Village Art Circle Opening of Show by Pappalardo, Goldberg and LaMantia @ Village Art Circle
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jillian Goldberg, Susan LaMantia and Constance Pappalardo: new works

An exhibition of new work by abstract expressionist painters Jillian Goldberg, Susan LaMantia and Constance Pappalardo, opens at the Village Art Circle gallery in downtown Cary, NC, on Friday September 30th. The show will run for a month, closing on October 26th. The theme of this show, “Komorebi,”  is a Japanese word that means, “Sunlight filtering through leaves.” The artists have interpreted this idea working independently of each other, each using four, 36×36 inch canvases. Each artist has a distinct, personal style: Pappalardo uses watercolors on canvas in a bold, minimalist style with saturated colors; LaMantia’s work is intensely energetic with thickly layered impasto applied by hand; Goldberg’s work for the show reflects places and seasons with bright color and surface texture.

Enjoy refreshments and live music by Charlie Shiel and Lecia Ciccone-Roberts. Gallery hours are Wed-Sat. 11-5 or by appointment.Komorebi_postcard_Sept2016

Final Friday @ the Ivey-Ellington House @ Ivey-Ellington House
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


One Tribe…One Heartbeat…One Sound

One Tribe is a gathering of sounds and rhythms, energy and togetherness.

Started off as a side project from local Raleigh gatherings, One Tribe has now taken shape into a journey of musical exploration. Creating not only traditional rhythms, but extending out into multi-cultural landscapes.

Multiple people, multiple personalities, multiple instruments…One Purpose…Unity.


Mesmerizing vocals & southern soul. Catch Kelly Dansby & The Big Oak Boys from 8p-9p