Visual Art Exhibits

Current Show:

Christmas Party Invitation PortraitTrees and Wreaths for the Holiday Season

Auction for Western Wake Crisis Ministry! 

Free Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-8pm 

Show Runs: November 30 – December 20



The Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts its 11th annual tree and wreath exhibit and silent auction through the holiday season. Drift into the whimsical wonderland we dream up for the gallery this December. See what Apex area businesses, schools, performing groups and other organizations dream up for their themed greenery, and take a chance on the silent auction with your bid on a favorite display. 

Every tree and wreath go home to the highest bidder. 

Christmas Tree & Wreath Guidelines & Interest Form

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Upcoming Shows:

by Nancy Kempf

Nancy Kempf

by Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur

by Anna Pollard

Anna Pollard

Show Runs: January 11 – February 8

Free Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8pm

Nancy Kempf is an award winning painter of seascapes, colorful city scenes and figurative art which have captured audiences across the United States. Nancy has done freelance work for the likes of the St Louis Symphony and the Missouri Botanical Gardens, has been featured in many galleries, juried shows, and most recently in the International Society of Acrylic Painters and the 20th Annual Art Faire Juried Show in 2018. 

Sid Thakur is a Cary-based visual artist who explores the fragile art of cutting and carving paper by hand, mainly using scissors and knife. Largely self-taught through observation andexperimentation, prominent themes of Sid’s artwork include abstract and geometric patterns, science fiction, and themes inspired by Indian mythologies, his country of origin. Sid teaches paper cutting in private and public art events and posts his work on Instagram under the alias ‘sidspapercuts.’ 

Anna Pollard is a web designer and illustrator who lives and works in North Carolina. Anna loves to feature animals and nature in her colored pencil illustrations. She volunteers for Love of Lacey Equine Rescue (Bunn Level, NC) and conducts benefit art shows funding the care and feeding of the rescue equine residents. 

Trudy Thomson is a textile artist whose work ranges from marbled silk scarves to meticulously handwoven textiles. She works out of her Gallery “Fern and Fancy” based out of Chapel Hill. She draws her inspiration from the forms and patterns drawn from nature.


by JJ Raia

JJ Raia

by Dare Coulter

Dare Coulter

February 15 – March 15, 2019 

Free Reception: Friday, February 15, 2019, 6–8pm 

JJ Raia has been taking photographs for many years drawing inspiration from the natural world and the continuing cycles of birth, growth and decay that mark the passage of time. Whether it’s the grand landscape or more intimate scenes, his work has received numerous awards, appeared in many Arts Centers throughout the Triangle, in books, magazines and other publications, as well as in many calendars dating back to the 1990’s and continues through 2020 having been selected into the Sierra Club Engagement Calendar. 

Dare Coulter is primarily a figurative sculptor, but works in a wide range of fields, including drawings, paintings, and murals. She was the inaugural recipient of the Jo Ann Williams artist Fellowship, first place winner at the North Carolina Sculpture Fair and has published two books Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep and You Are My Sunshine.

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March 22– April 26, 2019 

Free Reception: Friday, March 22, 2019, 6–8pm 

Apex Friendship High School and Apex High School display their annual show at the Halle Cultural Arts Center! Come on out to see what the artists of tomorrow are creating today!