June & July 2024 Arts Events & Updates


Raleigh’s Hub For Summer Theatre
This summer, May 30-June 23, TheatreFEST 2024 is Raleigh’s hub for summer theatre. The event will connect theatre-makers, companies, educators and patrons alike — all in the celebration and advancement of live theatre.

The Great Beyond
June  6-9, 13-16 in Kennedy-Mcilwee Studio Theatre
In this captivating drama, estranged sisters who have lost their father, the Captain, and whose contentious relationship remains unresolved, reunite. While the house is being packed away, Monica, Emily and their partners decide to conduct a seance to contact the Captain which produces the results they hoped for in familiar and completely unexpected ways. Purchase tickets through University Theatre.

The Ghost of Splinter Cove
June 14-16, 21-23 in Titmus Theatre
In this lively and moving play, siblings Nate and Cora are forced to use Sim Camp: Wilderness 4.9, the latest update in a spectacular camping app, after their camping trip with their father falls apart. Imaginary friends, deceased relatives and untold stories envelop the three while the adults sort out some mysteries of their own. Purchase tickets through University Theatre.

Saturday, June 15, 1-4 p.m. in Thompson Hall
Join University Theatre for TheatreFESTival’s free, casual open house and behind-the-scenes experience. Meet local theater companies on theatreROW, take advantage of backSTAGE passes to The Great Beyond and The Ghost of Splinter Cove, tour Thompson Hall – home of University Theatre and the original home of NC State basketball – and much more. Attendees get first access to 2024-25 season tickets! Register today.

TheatreFEST is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.


Monday July 1:

The Crafts Center: Fall Crafts Center Classes are open for students to Register!

NC State LIVE announces their 2024-2025 season of performances!

Tuesdays July 2, 9, 16, & 30:

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Children’s Summer Art Program, 2nd-3rd grade. 11am.

Children will spend time in the galleries learning about Haitian flags through careful looking, observational prompts, and engage in an art making activity that children will take home at the end of the session. Registration required and limited spots remain.

Thursday July 18:

Gregg Museum of Art & Design:Cyanotype workshop 10am-12pm.

Cyanotype is a 170-year-old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark greenish-blue (the word cyan has a Greek origin meaning “dark blue substance”). In this workshop, you will learn about cyanotypes and get to make your own in the sunshine outside the museum. Registration Required. Limited to 15.


On view at the Crafts Center
Thomas Way – Oak City Street Photography features a collection of candid moments and portraits of the people who make up the urban fabric of downtown Raleigh. Explore themes of intrigue in ordinary life, storytelling and the true reality of the photographer’s experiences during the endeavor of this long term project.

On view at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Material Messages: The Tales That Textiles Tell explores how different cultures communicate both similar and distinct messages through their particular cloth making traditions and reveals the depth and breadth of the artistic visions of these multicultural makers.

In BABENGA – The Sacred Forest, Cameroonian artist Jean Michel Dissake’s sculptural works use found and recycled materials to represent a balance between nature and technology.

Drawing from the Gregg Museum’s collections of over 54,000 objects, Selections from the Collections displays a sampling of the many different kinds of art in its holdings.


Children’s Summer Art Program: on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon during the months of June and July, the Gregg Museum is launching its first ever summer program series for elementary school children in the Triangle area. Registration is required for each age specific session, and parental supervision is required for the duration of each session.

Tour of Material Messages: join the Gregg Museum Interim Director Mary Hauser for a tour of the exhibition on June 6, 6 p.m. which explores how different cultures communicate both similar and distinct messages through their particular cloth making traditions.

Curator led tour of BABENGA – The Sacred Forest: join co-curator Marriott Sheldon for a guided tour of this exhibition on June 27, 2 p.m. at the Gregg Museum, featuring the works of Jean Michel Dissake. Dissake’s sculptural works use found and recycled materials to represent a balance between nature and technology.

Yoga in the Garden: Summer Solstice: on June 20 from 10-11 a.m., enjoy yoga in the garden at the Gregg Museum in conjunction with the summer solstice.

A handful of spots are still available for summer classes and workshops at the Crafts Center.

NC State LIVE will announce their 2024-25 season on Monday, July 1. Sign up for NC State LIVE’s e-newsletter to be the first to know about their adventurous artist lineup.


Arts NC State: Student Art Sale Soars to New Heights; Largest Sale To Date
The 2024 Student Art Sale took NC State by storm, and produced the highest earnings in its nine-year history. Through 580 sales to patrons including members of campus and the community, the sale generated $17,000 for the student artist participants.

DASA: NC State Chorale Performs in Italy
From May 5-13, members of the NC State Chorale embarked on a performance tour in Italy. This included performances at the 5 p.m. mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome, the Basilica di Santa Trinita in Florence and Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Pietà in Venice.

DASA: A Red and White Thank You
Carol Fountain Nix and the Crafts Center team designed “statement necklaces” as a thank you gift for Susan Woodson and Ann Goodnight, the top donors for the new Reds and Whites sculpture on Centennial Campus.

NC State: Reds and Whites: A Work of Art Anchors Centennial Campus
Larry Bell’s Reds and Whites sculpture of glass panels is the centerpiece of the newly-opened Susan Woodson Plaza on Centennial Campus.

University Theatre: On May 22, Joshua Reaves and Mia Self were interviewed by Wayne Leonard, host of WHUP-FM’s weekly radio program Lights Up!, who talked about all things TheatreFEST. The interview starts around the 30 minute mark.