Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • June 1, 2018

 

artist UNITED @ Artspace

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. Featuring Debbie Quick, who weaves beaded drawings and figurative sculptures together. Her work explores storytelling and its role in identity formation.

artist UNITED @ VAE Raleigh

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. VAE is a creativity incubator and gallery. VAE is a hub for a diverse network of artists, a venue for artists to advance their careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community. Juried art exhibition: The Walls We Build.
 

artist UNITED @ The City Gallery

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. Group exhibition featuring The Light House Project – Reclaiming the Muslim American Narrative; Carley Jones and the Women Mobilize NC by the organizers of the Women’s, March on Raleigh; El Centro Hispano LGBTQ support group; and Cornelio Campos.

First Friday Exhibit: The Walls We Build @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED project to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Walls, both physical and metaphorical, exist throughout the world. They have an application of separating people and places. As such, the question “how people treat each other” bares the deeper consideration of why humans desire to split and divide themselves. Highly political and personal in its foundation, UNITED states “Our strength as citizens and as artists arises from our ability to question and debate issues, contradictions and ironies that confront us.” Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock will read an excerpt from one of her novels at the First Friday reception. Several area writers will be reading excerpts of their works fiction as well: Chris Abbate Lyn Fairchild Hawks Matt King Tara Lynne Groth This reception is free and open to the public. Stop by for refreshments and view the exhibit! Everyone is welcome. Art on view through the end of June.

Cost: free

First Friday Library Open House @ North Carolina Museum of History

This First Friday will take place at the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library on the first floor of the Archives and History/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, North Carolina. Festivities will include noted historian David Cecelski speaking at 5 p.m., and a performance by the Oakwood Second Line Marching Band at 6 p.m. The museum will bring a pop-up museum, complete with Wheel of History and Guess the Artifact games. Visitors can also enjoy a North Carolina themed photo booth, refreshments and time to explore the library stacks!

Cost: FREE

Ice cream and Art @ Adara Spa

Art including fused glass, handblown glass pendants and Rivet's sterling silver jewelry. Lumpy's Ice Cream will be serving up some sweet treats after all the Southern heat!

Cost: Free to everyone

June First Friday featuring Drawings & Music by Micah Gaugh, Paintings by local artist Megan Corbally @ Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 4

On Friday, June 1 Alter EGO is thrilled to welcome Micah Gaugh, artist and composer. Born in Colon, Panama, Micah currently works in music and visual art out his home base in the East Village, NYC. The founder of the band Puppet, Micah's music resume is long and glamorous, having collaborated with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Citizen Kane, and The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. His current project is the musical score for "Highrise", a ballet. Local Raleigh painter Megan Corbally will be joining Micah, she is self-described as american traditional inspired tattoo art meets pop art. Follow Megan at @anxietybrunch

Pajama Storytime & On-Demand Poetry @ Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop

First Friday in June is full of fun at Read With Me! 6:30 wear your pajamas and join us for Pajama Storytime & Activities. Stop in anytime between 6:30-8:00pm to get a custom on-demand poem for $5. Give them one word and they write you a poem, instantly! Proceeds benefit litSPARK.

Cost: storytime, activities $5+

Pigments Tamed @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 30

Featuring ‘Pigments Tamed’ exhibit brings original new works by Watercolorist Mary Ruth Dana. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

Sweet 16th at 311 @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 30

Join us! Local Color Gallery celebrates 16 years as a women’s co-op of 11 talented artists. The exhibit will showcase 2D and 3D in different mediums throughout 311 Gallery. Come meet and interact directly with the artists this First Friday.

The Walls We Build @ The City Gallery

The Walls We Build is a Triangle-wide show intended to promote understanding in hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another. City Gallery is hosting a juried exhibition for the artist UNITED project, featuring voices and stories of those who have traditionally been marginalized in our society. Opening June 1st during First Friday, 6-9p. Artists include The Light House Project, Carly Jones, El Centro Hispano, Layla Meyer, Cornelio Campos, and Orgullo y Alma Latina.

Cost: free

The Walls We Build- Opening Night @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 29

The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Artist United is a group of multi-disciplinary artists dedicated to a life of cultural expression, insight, and social consciousness. Working with the United Arts Council, VAE is hosting a juried exhibition for the artist United project, opening June 1st during First Friday.

Cost: Free

Works of Heart Kick-off @ The Mahler Fine Art

The Mahler is happy to host the kick-off to the return of the beloved, Works of Heart Auction. The 27th year since the first auction in 1991, Works of Heart returns in 2018 to benefit the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina. Works of Heart will feature 27 works by 27 artists in one exciting live auction at CAM in Raleigh’s Warehouse District on Saturday, September 22nd, from 7–9pm. Join us June 1st, First Friday 6p - 9p as we highlight this worthy cause and beloved auction return. Stop by for refreshments and secure your seat to the best art auction of the year!

Cost: free

artist UNITED @ Artspace

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. Featuring Debbie Quick, who weaves beaded drawings and figurative sculptures together. Her work explores storytelling and its role in identity formation.

artist UNITED @ VAE Raleigh

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. VAE is a creativity incubator and gallery. VAE is a hub for a diverse network of artists, a venue for artists to advance their careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community. Juried art exhibition: The Walls We Build.
 

artist UNITED @ The City Gallery

artist UNITED is producing a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build. Galleries, museums, schools, pop up artist are invited to present their work during the "Art Walk" events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The artist UNITED project The Walls We Build is designed to be a month long exhibition of art planned for June 2018. Group exhibition featuring The Light House Project – Reclaiming the Muslim American Narrative; Carley Jones and the Women Mobilize NC by the organizers of the Women’s, March on Raleigh; El Centro Hispano LGBTQ support group; and Cornelio Campos.

First Friday Exhibit: The Walls We Build @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED project to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Walls, both physical and metaphorical, exist throughout the world. They have an application of separating people and places. As such, the question “how people treat each other” bares the deeper consideration of why humans desire to split and divide themselves. Highly political and personal in its foundation, UNITED states “Our strength as citizens and as artists arises from our ability to question and debate issues, contradictions and ironies that confront us.” Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock will read an excerpt from one of her novels at the First Friday reception. Several area writers will be reading excerpts of their works fiction as well: Chris Abbate Lyn Fairchild Hawks Matt King Tara Lynne Groth This reception is free and open to the public. Stop by for refreshments and view the exhibit! Everyone is welcome. Art on view through the end of June.

Cost: free

Pigments Tamed @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 30

Featuring ‘Pigments Tamed’ exhibit brings original new works by Watercolorist Mary Ruth Dana. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

Sweet 16th at 311 @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 30

Join us! Local Color Gallery celebrates 16 years as a women’s co-op of 11 talented artists. The exhibit will showcase 2D and 3D in different mediums throughout 311 Gallery. Come meet and interact directly with the artists this First Friday.

The Walls We Build @ The City Gallery

The Walls We Build is a Triangle-wide show intended to promote understanding in hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another. City Gallery is hosting a juried exhibition for the artist UNITED project, featuring voices and stories of those who have traditionally been marginalized in our society. Opening June 1st during First Friday, 6-9p. Artists include The Light House Project, Carly Jones, El Centro Hispano, Layla Meyer, Cornelio Campos, and Orgullo y Alma Latina.

Cost: free

The Walls We Build- Opening Night @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jun 29

The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Artist United is a group of multi-disciplinary artists dedicated to a life of cultural expression, insight, and social consciousness. Working with the United Arts Council, VAE is hosting a juried exhibition for the artist United project, opening June 1st during First Friday.

Cost: Free

Works of Heart Kick-off @ The Mahler Fine Art

The Mahler is happy to host the kick-off to the return of the beloved, Works of Heart Auction. The 27th year since the first auction in 1991, Works of Heart returns in 2018 to benefit the Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina. Works of Heart will feature 27 works by 27 artists in one exciting live auction at CAM in Raleigh’s Warehouse District on Saturday, September 22nd, from 7–9pm. Join us June 1st, First Friday 6p - 9p as we highlight this worthy cause and beloved auction return. Stop by for refreshments and secure your seat to the best art auction of the year!

Cost: free

Pajama Storytime & On-Demand Poetry @ Read With Me | A Children's Book & Art Shop

First Friday in June is full of fun at Read With Me! 6:30 wear your pajamas and join us for Pajama Storytime & Activities. Stop in anytime between 6:30-8:00pm to get a custom on-demand poem for $5. Give them one word and they write you a poem, instantly! Proceeds benefit litSPARK.

Cost: storytime, activities $5+

First Friday Library Open House @ North Carolina Museum of History

This First Friday will take place at the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library on the first floor of the Archives and History/State Library Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, North Carolina. Festivities will include noted historian David Cecelski speaking at 5 p.m., and a performance by the Oakwood Second Line Marching Band at 6 p.m. The museum will bring a pop-up museum, complete with Wheel of History and Guess the Artifact games. Visitors can also enjoy a North Carolina themed photo booth, refreshments and time to explore the library stacks!

Cost: FREE

Ice cream and Art @ Adara Spa

Art including fused glass, handblown glass pendants and Rivet's sterling silver jewelry. Lumpy's Ice Cream will be serving up some sweet treats after all the Southern heat!

Cost: Free to everyone

June First Friday featuring Drawings & Music by Micah Gaugh, Paintings by local artist Megan Corbally @ Alter Ego Salon & Blow Dry Bar
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 4

On Friday, June 1 Alter EGO is thrilled to welcome Micah Gaugh, artist and composer. Born in Colon, Panama, Micah currently works in music and visual art out his home base in the East Village, NYC. The founder of the band Puppet, Micah's music resume is long and glamorous, having collaborated with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Citizen Kane, and The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. His current project is the musical score for "Highrise", a ballet. Local Raleigh painter Megan Corbally will be joining Micah, she is self-described as american traditional inspired tattoo art meets pop art. Follow Megan at @anxietybrunch

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