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Solar Wings Art Exhibit

Solar WingsSolar wings, SOLINA: DRAGONFLY, by Michael Roy Layne is back for another installment at Lazy Daze. Michael will be creating and installing SOLINA: DRAGONFLY, a large winged creature featuring the use of renewable materials. Along with the assistance of community volunteers, Layne will be reinstalling this creation for the 2018 festival.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate by making a small wing pair. Through the forming of wire and application of colored tissue paper, participants will make small winged creatures to add to the ground beneath the sculpture and are encouraged to keep their creations as a memento of the Lazy Daze festival experience.

Artist Demonstrations

Artist Demonstrations

Five local arts guilds will demonstrate their amazing crafts in the Herb Young Community Center. Come learn about fiber art, leatherworking and gourd painting!

  • The Raleigh Leatherworkers Guild
  • NC Gourd Society
  • Tri-Tatters

Outdoors in Section F, come watch wood turning by the Woodturners Guild of NC

Finding Little Jerry

Little Jerry 1Our Lazy Daze Man is hiding at the festival and is hoping to be found! Five (5) Little Jerry dolls will be enjoying the sights and sounds of Lazy Daze.

While visiting the festival, keep your eyes peeled for Little Jerry. When you find him, take a selfie with him and upload it to the Lazy Daze Facebook page. Winners will be selected after the festival.

Town of Cary's Town Crier at Lazy Daze

LD12 - John WebsterCary's official Town Crier, John Webster, and his wife, Mary, will be at Lazy Daze this year making announcements, greeting patrons, and adding fun to the day! The Websters hail from Markham, Ontario, Canada, a Sister City for Cary. You'll be able to pick them out from the crowd because they come fully dressed in Town Crier regalia.

Mr. Webster's "Oyez" has been heard in England, Bermuda, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, and throughout the United States. John acts as a goodwill ambassador for The Town of Markham, and add color and history to community, corporate and charity events that he attends.

Culinary Arts Experience

Culinary Arts ExperienceThe North Carolina Taiwanese Cultural Arts, Sister Cities Association of Cary, and the Town of Cary are pleased to bring to Lazy Daze two days of culinary arts experiences. Each year, Taiwan selects two master chefs to tour North America. This year, we welcome Chef Hsu Cheng-Tang, vice executive chef of W Taipei, and Chef Lee Chien-Hsuan, department head of the Culinary Arts School in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Both chefs will host culinary demonstrations and provide free food tasting with the assistance of the Taiwanese cultural arts cooking class.

11 a.m.: Cooking Demonstration of Taiwanese Cuisines | Herb Young Community Center Room B
12:15 p.m.: Carving Demonstration of Fruits and Vegetables | Sister Cities Beer Garden Stage
3 p.m.: Cooking Demonstration of Taiwanese Cuisines | Herb Young Community Center Room B

3 p.m.: Cooking Demonstration of Taiwanese Cuisines | Herb Young Community Center Room B

Artist Exhibits and Demonstrations at the Page-Walker

Page-WalkerTour the Page-Walker Arts & History Center galleries to see amazingly detailed watercolors by David and Sean Stickel. Their exhibition, Shared Visions - Reflections of Life is available for viewing in the first and second floor galleries. You can visit with the Friends of Page-Walker and the Town's Historic Preservation Commission on the front porch to learn about Cary's rich history. Then, be entertained by tellers from the NC Storytelling Guild from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday on the third floor.

The Cary Theater Roadshow

The CaryWe’re turning the Town Council Chambers into a road version of The Cary Theater. Experience some of the magic of Downtown Cary’s local art house cinema right in the middle of the action at this year’s Lazy Daze. We’ll be screening short films from The Cary Theater’s first film festival called BEYOND: The Film Festival. These films (including the award winners) will run on a loop, so drop by, cool off and see one of the 16 amazing films that launched the BEYOND Festival! These short films all have the theme of “Hometown Stories." Attendance is free, but food and drink are not allowed inside the theater.