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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

For e-mail updates on Halle Cultural Arts Center events, please send your full name and e-mail address to rebecca.corrado@apexnc.org
The Halle Cultural Arts Center

David Wood
Phone: 919-249-1120
Fax: 919-362-8655

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm

The Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex is located at 237 North Salem Street in Historic downtown Apex. It currently has 3 galleries, 2 studio classrooms, and a 135 seat theatre. (Driving directions Google Maps)

etix Online Ticket Sales:

etixPlease note: ETix is a third-party service hosted by ETix and use of this service is offered strictly for the convenience of the ticket purchaser. Those choosing to utilize ETix will be charged a convenience fee based on the amount of the purchase with a minimum charge of $1.00. As the service provider, this convenience fee goes directly to ETix and has no relationship to the ticket price being charged. Tickets are only available at the box office on the day of the event.

Upcoming Events

Family Movie Night

Thursday, November 12, 6pm, doors open at 5:30Family Movie Night at the Halle ~ Pizza and a Movie featuring “Up” by Disney-Pixar. 

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl Frederickson sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.  Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.  Tickets $5.00 and may be purchased at the Box Office or online at www.etix.comThis event has sold out in the past so be advised and pre- purchase! 

“Miz Hazel Tells It All” – A One Woman Show

miz hazelThursday, November 19 , 2009
Show-2 pm  Doors-1:30 pm
Tickets: $5.00

Marcy Corprew wrote and now performs this identifiable character because she recognized both the humor and the wisdom possessed in a “talebearer,” someone who sits and observes the human experience and loves to tell of it.  “Miz Hazel” depicts a wonderful storyteller who imaginatively dramatizes the goings-on around her NY tenement block.  As each neighbor comes into view, Miz Hazel does a short dialogue, introducing the character.  She then relates their story as a commentary to the audience.  Their stories are defining, exposing amusing, perceptive and compelling aspects of the human experience.

Corprew resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  She is a playwright with several plays that have been showcased throughout the Triangle and other areas in North Carolina.  In 2007, she won the NCCU’s “new Play Project” for her debut play, “The Mornin’ After.”  She has participated in many arts festivals, such as the “Play Slam” in Carrboro, NC for five consecutive years, and has read her poetry and prose in reading circles all over the state. 

Art of the Visual Pun:  Don Stewart and Paul Volker

Art Exhibition and Sale:  Friday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 25

Join us as the Halle Cultural Arts Center presents the whimsical works of both Don Stewart who hails from Alabama and Ohio Artist Paul Volker.

Stewart takes an intellectual yet humorous approach to art.  His preferred medium, a holdover from his academic and medical roots, accounts for the crisp detail in his work.  Ballpoint lines bring out tones and textures unattainable with conventional pen and ink; the black and white drawings come alive with hidden images and visual puns.

Volker on the other hand prefers to use recycled house paints on plywood the way most painters use oils and canvas, to create paintings that are as humorous as they are colorful.  His pop-art paintings display his off-kilter imagination and playful sense of humor. He once dubbed his work “cartoon expressionism,” but has lately taken to calling it “neo-recessionist painting” because it’s generally affordable and eco-conscious.

Halle's Follies

folliesThe Second Halle’s Follies Has Been RESCHEDULED
Additional Auditions: Saturday, January 23, 9am-1pm
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday February 6th from 9am-1pm
Performance: Saturday, February 20th. Show Times TBA

Bring your guitar, your bugle, your dancin' shoes, your best voice, funniest jokes or nothing at all!  Open  to all whether you are "talented" or "untalented!" For More Information Call 919.249.1120

**Note- Those who participated in the first audition are not required to attend the second date. Your acts are included in the program.  If you are unable to participate, due to the change of dates, please let us know. If you have friends or family that missed our first day of auditions, please encourage them to apply.**
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History

Cultural Arts CenterThe Halle Cultural Arts Center was built as the Town of Apex Town Hall in 1912. The population of Apex was estimated at 700. Construction cost was $7,500.

It served many purposes. Outside the front door on the sidewalk was a hand operated pump well. The first floor contained a farmers’ market offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fresh chickens. A firehouse and two jail cells were in the rear. A ticket office was near the front door.

Upstairs was the Mayor’s office and a theatre with opera style seating anhcac nowd large windows for ventilation (HVAC today!). It was a home for silent movies, dramas and musicals, as well as the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.It is located in the heart of the downtown Historic District and is perfect for exhibitions, musicals, dances, plays, speechifying, receptions, chautauquas, fund raisers, and celebrations.