Looking to find where all the action is taking place on Final Fridays? Refer to the list below of participating venues including town facilities for more information.
Bond Park Community Center | Cary Arts Center | Cary Gallery of Artists | Cary Pottery | Cary Senior Center | Cary Town Hall Gallery | Chatham Street Wine Market | Chocolate Smiles | Coffee & Crepes | Dawn Christine Architect, PLLC | Fidelity Plaza | Gradient PLLC | Herbert C. Young Community Center | My Friend Teresa Studios | Page-Walker Arts & History Center | Streets of London Antiques | Turkish House | Village Art Circle
Bond Park Community Center
150 Metro Park Drive
Cary, NC 27513
Fred G. Bond Community Center at Town of Cary
Located within Fred G. Bond Metro Park, the 29,000-square-foot Bond Park Community Center provides opportunities for athletic programs, fitness and activity classes. The Town of Cary’s second community center, which was dedicated in 2000, has three full-time and several part-time staff members. This staff coordinates the popular Summer Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp, offered during the summer months, and many other fitness and wellness programs for individuals and families. The community center is adjacent to the Cary Senior Center.
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27513
Cary Arts Center @ Town of Cary
The Cary Arts Center is Cary’s 13 million dollar crown jewel featuring art exhibits, dance, theatre and musical performances, open rehearsals and interactive cultural experiences, adult class samplers, kid-friendly craft projects and building tours.
Cary Gallery of Artists
200 South Academy Street
Cary NC, 27511
A cooperative operated by local artists, Cary Gallery of Artists features contemporary and traditional fine art and fine craft, with more than 300 artworks exhibited by 20 artists from the Triangle area. Our wide array of artworks includes paintings in all media, jewelry, ceramics, wood and fiber art. Displays are changed each month before Cary’s Art Loop, on the last Friday of each month from 6-9 pm. Established in 2005, Cary Gallery of Artists is the oldest operating gallery in Cary. We opened our doors just days before the very first Cary Art Loop and have participated every month since.
Cary Pottery is the studio and gallery of Master Potter, Kenneth Neilsen. Kenneth handcrafts each piece of pottery on-site and is always inspired by his customers who present him with ideas for new pieces and exciting glaze color combinations. All of his pottery is stoneware, so it is functional in the home as well as being colorful, durable and attractive. The gallery also shows and sells the jewelry of local artist, Susan Hamilton, who creates unique combinations of genuine stones, pearls and crystals.
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O’Dell Place
Cary NC 27513
The Cary Senior Center
The Cary Senior Center is a 17,000 square foot recreation and education facility designed by and for the adults 55 and older in Cary. Several local senior citizen groups meet there, and activities and exercise classes are held daily.
Public Arts Facility
Chatham Street Wine Market
111 W. Chatham St.
312 W Chatham St
Coffee & Crepes
315 Crossroads Blvd
Cary, NC 27518
Since 2003, Coffee & Crepes has been serving up locally roasted coffee, authentic crepes and new local art every month. Stop by our “gallery” next time you are out shopping. Local art is a low calorie treat for your stressed out day. Our hub’s artist reception is on the Final Friday of every month with music on the patio, weather permitting, free coffee, and a food court. All are welcome!
100 W. Chatham St.
127 W. Chatham St.
Cary, NC 27511
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary NC 27513
The Herbert C. Young Community Center, conveniently located in downtown Cary, features several areas for celebrations and special occasions. Our Room A can accommodate 200 seated guests, and our Room B can accommodate 175 standing, mingling guests. If your party is larger than 200, our gymnasium can be converted into a banquet hall just for your event. A catering kitchen is also available to rent, and we have no restrictions on who caters your event! The Herbert C. Young Community Center is perfectly suitable for rehearsal dinners, banquets, Quinceeras and wedding receptions. Alcohol is allowed (with some restrictions), round banquet tables are available and the price is right!
My Friend Teresa Studios is a boutique photography studio in Cary, NC specializing in portrait photography that shows everyone from the camera-shy to the goof-ball at their best. Principal photographer, Teresa Porter, has been recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine and published on the Huffington Post. Teresa specializes in creating and installing beautiful wall art from your portraits, and offers a wide range of heirloom portrait products. My Friend Teresa Studios also offers small group classes and private lessons for photo-enthusiasts of all ages, skill levels, and camera-types who want to expand their photography skills.
Our studio features examples of Teresa’s work, but also from time to time will feature galleries of her student’s work. Her students range in age from teen to adult. We will coordinate the student gallery events with the Final Friday art crawl.
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Cary NC 27513
Page-Walker House @ Town of Cary
The Page-Walker Arts & History Center was built as a railroad hotel in 1868 by Cary’s founder Frank Page and is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. In 1985, a citizens group, Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, joined with the Town of Cary to save and restore the building as an arts and history center. Today, it is alive with classes, events, performances,
receptions and gallery exhibitions featuring the work of local and regional artists. The Page-Walker has two gallery spaces and actively participates in Cary Art Loop.
Streets of London Antiques
928 W. Chatham St.
303 E. Durham Rd.,
Cary, NC 27513
Founded in 1987, American Turkish Association of North Carolina (ATA-NC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of Turkish culture and sharing Turkish heritage within the Triangle community and throughout the state of North Carolina.The Turkish House is few blocks from the Town of Cary building. It is a multipurpose place for exhibitions, parties, meetings, concerts, festivals, language classes, cooking classes, literature workshops. Multiple events by ATA-NC are held at the Turkish House – free and open to the public. The venue is also available for a private use rental at an affordable price.ATA-NC has been working with Town of Cary in many collaboration events to benefit the Cary residents and the areas surrounding Cary.The venue is set up with a music system, exhibit and art display system, projector, projector screen, tables, and chairs. Multiple rooms; 2 kitchens equipped with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, mini stove; restrooms; and outside sitting area enables the venue to accommodate large groups for various events.
Village Art Circle
200 S. Academy St.,
Cary, NC 27511
The Village Art Circle is a place that fosters one’s creativity and confidence as an artist. It is also a studio where artists create.The Circle is a wonderful, well -lit environment for exhibits, providing an opportunity for guest and member artists to exhibit their work. Exhibits will be open to the public, and the Village Art Circle will participate on Final Fridays as part of the Cary Art Loop. The Circle will provide both instructional and non-instructional opportunities including workshops and ongoing classes. The Circle offers artists a place to exchange their creative ideas, share artistic endeavors, critique one another’s work and gather for social activities to bolster the artist community in Cary.