Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • August 3, 2018

 

August Summer @ Local Color Gallery

Local Color Gallery presents “August Summer” an exhibition featuring acrylic works by Margo White. The gallery offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday. On view through August 31st.

Frist Friday at VAE @ VAE Raleigh

VAE will be launching the main exhibition as apart of THE EVERYDAY project. THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. This project will take place in August and September of 2018. The project is led by an international steering committee of people and artists with disabilities and people with careers at the intersection of arts and disability. The steering committee was strategically built to give this project an international reach and perspective needed to produce something original to our region.

Cost: Free

Live Music and Food Truck @ Adara Spa

Back by popular demand The Luv Jones Experience will be playing live! Let Mighty Mike's Rolling Bistro and Grill serve up the food while you get your groove on. Plus, a summer food demonstration by Lorrie Todd. Come on out for a good time!

Cost: Free to everyone! Food staring at $8.

Opening Reception: Rah-Rah! A Collection of Original Paintings from Haiti @ Gallery C

Opening Reception: Please join Charlene Newsom for an exhibition featuring Paintings from Haiti. A mix of African memory, a history of slavery and independence, voodoo traditions, and the joi de vivre of an island paradise, Painting traditions from Haiti remain uncontaminated by Western precedents. Initially labeled “naïve,” “folk” and “primitive,” today Haitian art is highly respected in the cultural consciousness of the international art establishment and is often compared by critics to the work of artists like Gauguin and Rousseau. Since the 1980s, Gallery C has been a leading dealer of Haitian art, showcasing such renowned artists as Levoy Exil, Blaise, Laguerre, and Onel just to name a few. Come see this fresh show of island art and discover the newest talent in this long line of Haitian painters.

Outdoor Art Experience @ Legends Night Club Complex

Out door fair with Creativity out of Context along with Special Guest Artist Libby O'Daniel and Joshua Masters. We also will have delicious the Kupkake Fairy onsite.

Cost: Free

SkyFirst Friday @ SkyHouse Raleigh

Enjoy art, drinks, and live music 23 floors up in the perfect downtown setting. This month we will be featuring a new artist, Nicole Drake, creator of LavenderPop. LavenderPop’s illustrations and paintings focus on the beauty of nature (living and dead) as well as the beauty of the female figure. The striking content is softened by their signature color palette — lavender, blue, white, and pink. While certain techniques will always remain the same, their content is always progressing.

August Summer @ Local Color Gallery

Local Color Gallery presents “August Summer” an exhibition featuring acrylic works by Margo White. The gallery offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday. On view through August 31st.

Frist Friday at VAE @ VAE Raleigh

VAE will be launching the main exhibition as apart of THE EVERYDAY project. THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. This project will take place in August and September of 2018. The project is led by an international steering committee of people and artists with disabilities and people with careers at the intersection of arts and disability. The steering committee was strategically built to give this project an international reach and perspective needed to produce something original to our region.

Cost: Free

Opening Reception: Rah-Rah! A Collection of Original Paintings from Haiti @ Gallery C

Opening Reception: Please join Charlene Newsom for an exhibition featuring Paintings from Haiti. A mix of African memory, a history of slavery and independence, voodoo traditions, and the joi de vivre of an island paradise, Painting traditions from Haiti remain uncontaminated by Western precedents. Initially labeled “naïve,” “folk” and “primitive,” today Haitian art is highly respected in the cultural consciousness of the international art establishment and is often compared by critics to the work of artists like Gauguin and Rousseau. Since the 1980s, Gallery C has been a leading dealer of Haitian art, showcasing such renowned artists as Levoy Exil, Blaise, Laguerre, and Onel just to name a few. Come see this fresh show of island art and discover the newest talent in this long line of Haitian painters.

There are no specials listed at this time.

Live Music and Food Truck @ Adara Spa

Back by popular demand The Luv Jones Experience will be playing live! Let Mighty Mike's Rolling Bistro and Grill serve up the food while you get your groove on. Plus, a summer food demonstration by Lorrie Todd. Come on out for a good time!

Cost: Free to everyone! Food staring at $8.

SkyFirst Friday @ SkyHouse Raleigh

Enjoy art, drinks, and live music 23 floors up in the perfect downtown setting. This month we will be featuring a new artist, Nicole Drake, creator of LavenderPop. LavenderPop’s illustrations and paintings focus on the beauty of nature (living and dead) as well as the beauty of the female figure. The striking content is softened by their signature color palette — lavender, blue, white, and pink. While certain techniques will always remain the same, their content is always progressing.

Outdoor Art Experience @ Legends Night Club Complex

Out door fair with Creativity out of Context along with Special Guest Artist Libby O'Daniel and Joshua Masters. We also will have delicious the Kupkake Fairy onsite.

Cost: Free


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