Join us for this outdoor community event as we host a variety of regional artists and vendors as they have their goods and works available for purchasing! We will also have our Autumn Auction running virtually during this time period - the actual artworks will be on display at the GMoA for those wanting a closer look. As planned per usual, live music and a food truck will be in attendance. The interior of our facility will be available for those who wish to view out exhibitions, shop from our Gift Shop, and enjoy the natural beauty that comes with our building. If weather does not cooperate, the event will be moved indoors! Artists, vendors, visitors alike are strongly encouraged to wear facemasks if they have not been fully vaccinated. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the event, both outdoors and indoors. Entry to this event is free so come ready to shop for unique and handmade works of art and products! To participate as an artist in the auction AND/OR applying for a booth at the sale, visit ourhomepage: www.gmoa.org
Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC) announces a Call to Artists who are 50+ for our "Summer Shade Festival: Celebrate Creative Aging with Us" to be held on September 17-18, 2021.
A weekend celebration featuring an exhibition by North Carolina artists 50 and better, open studio tours, live music, art and garden demonstrations, and campus tours.
If you are an artist who's 50+, you are invited to submit up to 3 works of art for our Summer Shade Festival. 2-D and 3-D media are eligible and must be ready to hang or display. Please complete the entry form and submit your $25 entry fee at this link: https://can-nc.org/events.
Art drop off dates are:
• August 30th and 31st from 10am-2pm
• September 1st and 2nd from 4pm-7pm
• September 3rd from 10am-2pm.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, September 17th from 5:00-9:00 pm on our campus at 2400 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will open our Summer Shade Festival by performing one of her poems on Friday evening, Sept. 17th. Saturday’s event will run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Rain or Shine).
WRAL First Night Raleigh takes place in various venues from museum lobbies to church sanctuaries to street corners across more than 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh on December 31, offering entertainment for all ages.
Festivities begin with the early afternoon Children’s Celebration on Bicentennial Plaza and at the NC Museums of History and Natural Sciences. The Evening Celebration comes alive with performances in 30+ downtown Raleigh locations, featuring interactive art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. The night is capped off with music on the outdoor Main Stage, the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop, and a spectacular fireworks show.
Artsplosure is a two-day event featuring an Art Market of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood and more. Browse the eclectic Art Market, watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout downtown Raleigh.
Saturday, October 9: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Past Wet Paint Sales have included both emerging as well as established professional artists. They are a unique opportunity to purchase art of Blowing Rock landmarks and meet the artists, all while contributing to our community outreach and education programs.
The general public may view the Wet Paint Show & Sale on Saturday, August 21st between 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Timed entry tickets will be reserved online.
All previously unsold artwork will be available for purchase at that time.
All pieces must remain on display until 5:00 pm.
BRAHM handles all sales and retains a 30% commission as a fundraiser for our non-profit community programs.
***Update, the Wet Paint sale will remain on view at the museum through the end of September. ***
The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina. Its aim is to bring painters together from around the world to paint outside in the fresh air while getting to know each other and sharing their work. The event prompts applicants to explore the unique Blowing Rock architecture, spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views, and overall Appalachian feel of one of the most scenic areas in the country.
After four days of painting "en plein air," painters are invited to display their completed works at the "Wet Paint" Art Show & Sale on Saturday afternoon, August 21st. Collectors and the public are invited to attend this impressive display of Plein Air paintings to both view and purchase the unique works that highlight the incredible beauty of the High Country.
All submitted art to the art show will be entered into a judged plein air painting competition. Awards will be given in two categories, Registered and Emerging Artists.
Visit BlowingRock.com for more information. This is a busy tourism season, so book lodging early.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – Saturday, August 21, 2021, 4:00 PM
2021 CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Virtual Festival
FRI, JUN 11, 2021 7:30 PM
The event will be streamed live on Flushing Town Hall's YouTube channel.
A celebration of the vibrant and diverse Asian American contemporary dance in the New York metropolitan area. Produced by Nai-Ni Chen and presented by Flushing Town Hall, the virtual festival, in its 7th season, brings together some of the best and the most creative contemporary dance choreographers in the New York Asian American Community, showcasing new works followed by artist discussion with Nai-Ni Chen. A not to be missed event if you like to see the latest in contemporary dance.
For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs with performances and food to start off a good year. This year, we will celebrate together virtually. Please join us for lively performances, arts and crafts, and food demonstrations to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Ox and the final stretch of harsh winter before the spring renewal.
On Saturday, November 7, Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the Festival of Lights with its sixth annual Diwali Festival–reimagined as a FREE virtual event. Our virtual celebration mixes live and pre-recorded content and opens with footage of a home traditionally decorated for Diwali and an explanation of the holiday and traditional foods. Then Nupur Arora, owner of Queens Curry Kitchen, will demonstrate mouth-watering authentic Indian dishes with ingredients that you can find at your local grocer, including aloo gobhi (spiced potato and cauliflower), tikka marsala sauce for chicken or tofu, and chai tea. Then move the furniture and get ready to move as master Indian dancer Abha B. Roy and the Srijan Dance Center shows you traditional, folk and Bollywood dance moves. Once you are warmed up, keep moving as DJ Rekha spins the music for a Bhangra dance party.