The final Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Cary showcases its artists and musicians during Final Friday Cary Art Loop. Visit art galleries and enjoy live performances. The Cary Art Loop Facebook page is updated frequently with information about the events.
Scroll down for an interactive map of all the participating venues, but make sure to check the Cary Art Loop Facebook page or website to make sure there is activity at each.
Several venues are “entertainment hubs.” Look for a lot of the activity to be taking place at these locations.
Final Friday Cary Art Loop Entertainment Hubs
Hub #1: Fidelity Bank Plaza
Location: 100 W. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
Hub #2: Coffee and Crepes
Location: Crossroads Plaza, 315 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, NC 27518
Sponsored by: Coffee and Crepes
Hub #3: Chocolate Smiles Village
Location: 312 W. Chatham St., Cary, NC
Here are some of the venues. Scroll down for a map, or visit the Final Friday Cary Art Loop website for a more complete venue list.
Bond Park Community Center
150 Metro Park Drive
Bond Park Community Center, located within Fred G. Bond Metro Park, provides opportunities for you to engage in your community through fitness classes, recreation activities, camps, athletic programs and other events.
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Ave
The Cary Arts Center is the downtown hub of arts activity for Cary. Its historic legacy of education began in the 1870s when Town of Cary founder Allison Frances Page opened Cary Academy, which was officially charted with the state of North Carolina as Cary High School.
Cary Gallery of Artists
200 South Academy Street
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 Town Hall Gallery
316 N. Academy Street
Public Arts Facility
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O’Dell Pl
Cary Senior Center, located within Fred G. Bond Metro Park, provides opportunities for ages 55+ to Create Active Retirement Years! Enjoy a variety of fitness classes, recreation activities, arts, volunteer opportunities, clubs and many other events. You’ll also find a wealth of information about, and referrals to, resources for seniors.
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
The Page-Walker participates in the Cary Art Loop on the Final Friday of each month, 6-8 pm. Refreshments are provided and the receptions offer a chance to meet the artists and join others in the exciting unveiling of new works. Art exhibitions are on view in the first and second floor galleries.
Village Art Circle
200 S. Academy St.,
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.