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New Community Arts Project Kicks Off in 2016 – Your Door to Cary!

Come be part of the team that creates a community art project highlighting all the wonderful attributes of Cary.

The Cary Arts Center’s new Community Arts: It’s Better Together series will serve as an umbrella program for future community arts projects and events, where various themes will be chosen to facilitate community collaboration with professional artists.

This year, a selected artist, Cary Arts Center instructors and the public are invited to work together to create a temporary exhibit to be viewed this Summer/Fall at a central location in the town, to be determined.

This year’s theme, Your Door to Cary, was inspired by the original metal student locker doors that have been in storage several years, when the Cary Arts Center was renovated from being the former Cary Elementary and Cary High School. We are excited to breathe new life into these locker doors which are linked to the legacy of education and history of the Cary Arts Center and the local community.

Invitation to the Public
Creative Re-Use Class
Friday, April 29, 6-8 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center

Come join us for a free evening of hands-on creativity and fun! Chapel Hill artist, Nate Key, will guide interested individuals and groups in the community in expressing their ideas about what Your Door to Cary means to them, using recycled materials. Ideas and feedback are welcome and will be considered in the creation of the final public art installation, which will be unveiled in August. Come be part of the conversation!

Key Dates:
Apr 15 – Unveiling of Project Plans & Vision
The winning artist will speak to the public and unveil the plans for the upcoming Your Door to Cary community art project. Individuals and groups from the community are invited to sign up for work sessions to work with the artist in collaboration to create the final public exhibit.

Apr 29 – Creative Re-Use Class, an evening of collaborative, hands-on community art-making. RSVP to

Aug 27 – The Your Door to Cary exhibit will be on display for the community to view. 

This community arts event is being co-sponsored by Cary Arts Center and Cary Visual Art (CVA).

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For more information, please contact or (919) 460-4972.