Photos: Celebrating Cary’s 150th

Cary, NC — The past two Saturdays brought new life to the old Library site along Academy Street as the Town of Cary celebrated Cary’s 150th year.

Entertainment included lawn games, the Late Night Lowlights band and acrobatic shows by the Carolina Circus. Food trucks, ice cream vendors and local brewers provided the treats and eats for the day. Then, each night ended with a projection light show on the face of the Cary Arts Center.

The light show, called “Journey Through a Dream of Light,” was an installation using innovative technologies to showcase works of light, color, dynamic movement and artistic expression. It featured work from digital artists, Robin Vuchnich, Rhett Hissam, Alex Mengel and Pat Fitzgerald.

For those unable to make it, here’s a photo recap of the festivities.

Story and photos by Ashley Kairis.

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2 replies
  1. Anne Kratzer
    Anne Kratzer says:

    Seeing all of the extraordinary events that have been taking place on the old Library site, including the ability to just relax with one’s family, and the very positive comments about the wonderful access to an open grassy area on Academy Street (what other Town can boast of that in their downtown?) makes me hope that the Town will protect the old Library space, and leave it natural, for the enjoyment of all!!

    • Lindsey Chester
      Lindsey Chester says:

      Great comment Anne. The plans right now are to keep the site open as it is until the Downtown Cary Park (across the street) is open in June of 2023. That park will have plenty of open space and a lawn near the pavillion. The Town will then open a request for proposal (RFP) at that time to developers. We hear there are possible plans for this to also house the Ivey-Ellington House.

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