by Jessie Ammons
Market Hall in downtown’s historic City Market will transform into a pavilion of modern art this month. France Pavilion, a seller of art, will bring a touring exhibition of French contemporary works to Raleigh Feb. 9 – 12. The weekend is full of style, from artist meet-and-greets to a French brunch with a lecture by the show’s curator. While the artists’ heritage is French, they hail from widespread places including Spain and the U.S. Aficionados can attend the opening nuit du champagne VIP reception, co-hosted with American Friends du Chateau de Compiègne, where remarks will be made by Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane and France Consul General to the U.S. Southeast Louis de Corail. There’s also a ticketed wine and cheese tasting Saturday afternoon. General admission to the exhibition is free throughout the weekend.
VIP reception: Feb. 10; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; $100
Wine and cheese tasting: Feb. 11; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; $25; francepavilion.com