This 4th Friday, July 24, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County debuts the juried photography exhibition, Get the Picture? Join us at the Arts Council Building, 301 Hay St., in historic downtown Fayetteville for live entertainment and refreshments from 7-9 p.m. Get the Picture is an eclectic exhibition of photographs from people all over the area. Shutterbugs turned in their artwork over the past weekend, and those photos chosen will be on display during 4th Friday and throughout the month. The 4th Friday event has been bringing together some of the area’s most talented artist, and showcasing the work of the unknown artist, for more than 10 years. It’s an event that invites participants to immerse themselves in the arts, both visual and performance, and it’s free. A variety of performers and vendors will be set up along Hay Street, which will be closed to vehicles from 5 until 10 p.m. The Arts Council gallery is open Monday throug Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. until noon; and Saturday, noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (910) 323-1776 or visit www.theartscouncil.com. After you check out the Arts Council exhibit, be sure to wander downtown and visit some of these other great stops: Beads & Botanicals: Acoustic guitar by Jenelle Aubade-Caracas. Cape Fear Studios: Sculpture by University of North Carolina-Pembroke art professor Adam Walls and his students. Walls’ art includes plaster cast forms, steel fabrication, wood working and paintings. Student artwork includes sculptures in steel, plaster and stone. Refreshments. CJ Designs, Inc.: Italian artist Romana Gennaro. Her artwork has been displayed in galleries and museums throughout Italy and the U.S. Her eye for color and composition help her to create one of a kind intricate wearable art. Cotton Exchange: Jazz by Cape Fear Music Center. Refreshments. Fascinate-U: Make-and-take arts & crafts, floppy sun hats. Light refreshments. Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum: Exhibits and artifacts of transportation from days gone by. The museum is housed in the restored circa 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot. New collection of vintage cars on display. Headquarters Library: Cool off with an exciting mix of blues from Claudia Swartz and Blues Enigma. Market House: Exhibition about the role of the local area relative to the Revolutionary War. Rude Awakening: Metal Art by David McCune. White Trash: Mosaic cakes & cupcakes by Michelle Legler.
- Written by Kellie Tomita