Final Friday Events

Final Fridays will kickoff this year with Arts Entertainment Hubs!  Check this page to learn more about the hubs.


July Final FridayLocal Artist Judy Abrahams w/ Guest Band Kings of the Highway @ Studio 180 Salon
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us at Studio 180 Salon on Friday July 28th from 6-9pm for our next Cary Art Loop Final Friday event as we feature artist Judy Abrahams with performing artist Kings of the Highway.

Judy Abrahams

Judy Abrahams - Inside the SunsetJudy began painting at a very young age. She studied fashion illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University and eventually moved into the fine arts. She has studied in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Charleston. Judy has explored and worked in several mediums including oil, pen and ink, and acrylics. In recent years, she has moved from a more representational style to abstract acrylic painting. Recently, she has attended several workshops with well-known artists to hone her skills and explore various abstract techniques.

Judy’s paintings are a reflection of her inner self and how she sees the world around her. Her inspiration comes from her imagination, which has not limits. Movement, color, and texture are the primary elements in many of her paintings. There is such passion and boldness in strong color and that is what allows Judy to express these elements of her personality. She wants to convey to others the same emotion and spirit that she feels when she paints. Judy has exhibited her work throughout North Carolina in various venues. Her works have also been recently exhibited at Bull City Art in Durham, NC, the Arts of the Albemarle Gallery in Elizabeth City, NC and at the Cary Gallery of Artists.

Judy works out of her home studio in Cary, NC and is available for commissioned work. For more info or to contact her, you can email

kings of the highwayKings of the Highway

Kings of the Highway is a four piece Rock & Blues band that consists of Dan Stipe on lead vocals and guitar, David Bridenbaugh on guitar and vocals, Richard Freeman on drums and vocals and Mike Copeland on bass and vocals. Started in July 2013, they have fun playing great music and deliver classic rock and blues from artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, CCR, The Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top and more. Apparently there is a Pat Benetar set planned specifically for this show!

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“Summer Shine” End of the Sizzlin’ Summer Auction and Final Friday reception at Cary Gallery of Artists @ Cary Gallery of Artists
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

July 28, 2017 CGA Media Announcement

Title: “Summer Shine” End of the Sizzlin’ Summer Auction and Final Friday reception featuring Jean Cheely’s kiln-fused & formed glass, Jan Kinlaw’s acrylic paintings, and acrylic collages by Marie Lawrence.

This show runs July 28 through Aug 19, 2017.

Details: Sizzlin’ Summer Auction closes on Friday, July 28.  All silent bidding ends at 8pm. Winning bidders will be contacted if not present at that time.  The public is invited to see the art, talk with the artists and bid on beautiful art works at a bargain.

July 28, 2017 CGA Media

Party on the patio with Lynn Alkin, Scott Mais, Teresa Moore & Rhythmicity @ Coffee & Crepes
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RhythmicityCoffee Crepes Lynn AlkerCoffee Crepes Scott Mais & Teresa Moore Rust Never Sleeps

Emerging local artist Lynn Alker and photographers Scott Mais and Teresa Moore  show this month. It’s a summer Final Friday on the patio at the Coffee & Crepes Hub. We will celebrate with free Larry’s Coffee (hot or iced) for all.  Rhythmicity will be drummin’ and the party will be hummin’! Friday July 28, 7-9 PM. All are welcome!