It’s that time again for the downtown, Wake Forest Tour of Artists. This event will be taking place on September 6 from 10am to 6pm and September 7 from 12pm to 5pm. If you’re an art lover, and would like to see different styles and different artists, you would enjoy your time walking the streets of downtown Wake Forest, enjoying the beautiful art and meeting this year’s artists.

   The Cotton Company is participating along with, 15 other galleries in the Tour of Artists event. The Cotton Companyis proud to have seven of our own artists on this year’s tour. Steve Karloski, Sue McGlothlin, Charles Siegmund, Jane Steelman, Valerie Summers, Haven Hill Studios, and Dick Larsen; who was just featured in The Wake Weekly for his paintings. Each Artist will be participating with demonstrations during the tour hours.  We will also have light refreshments for everyone to enjoy.

    Tour maps can be found in the stores in the Downtown Wake Forest area and inside The Cotton Company. They will help guide you on your tour of South White Street and into to each studio. We look forward to seeing you on the 6th and 7th of September, so mark your calendars. These are two days you do not want to miss. 

Lotus Digital Photography Featured in August.

Katie Probst: Lotus Digital Photography with “Life and Landscape in the Lotus”

The summer months may be waning, but the artistic fervor in Downtown Wake Forest is thriving more than ever. On August 8th, The Cotton Company will hold a reception for local North Carolina photographer Katie Probst during Art After Hours.  Katie Probst, known in the photography world as Lotus Digital Photography, has lived in North Carolina since 2006. A SUNY Empire State College graduate and world traveler, Katie desires to capture life through an organic process. She describes her work through the image of the lotus flower:

“While life can place your roots in murky waters [like the lotus flower], if you allow yourself to rise above, you can open up to the beauty and energy of life.  All of that can be captured forever through art.  You just have to leave your eyes and your soul open and [the beauty and energy of life] will be right in front of you.”

For this month’s exhibit at The Cotton Company, Katie will be focusing on life and landscape photography. Beginning at 6pm on August 8th, come enjoy free wine samples and refreshments as we celebrate life through photographs and meet this month’s featured artist, Katie Probst.  The artist reception is free and open to the public.  Katie is offering a collection of prints that are for sale and she will also be displaying her own private collection for us to enjoy.

The Cotton Company is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.

Katie Probst’s exhibit will hang in The Cotton Company Gallery from August 4-September 7.

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Sue McGlothlin Photography Featured in July

July Features Sue McGlothlin Photography

North Carolina is booming with artistic talent. Growing in popularity for its small town experience is the town of Wake Forest. While Raleigh hosts artists on First Fridays, Durham hosts artists on Third Fridays, and Cary hosts forth Fridays, the Historic Downtown of Wake Forest holds their own community art walk, Art After Hours, every second Friday. What is usually a fairly quiet street in the evenings will be filled with the sounds of live music and the sights of painting and photography, like that of Sue McGlothlin Photography at The Cotton Company.

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Sue McGlothlin is certainly not a new face to downtown Wake Forest. She has been a vendor inside The Cotton Company for almost one year, displaying some of her award-winning slow exposures and bringing joy to the customers each time she comes to work her booth. Originally from Alaska, Sue explored photography for the first time in high school while working in a dark room.  Sue made her way to North Carolina in 2010 via California. When she moved to North Carolina, she began to “wear [her] old camera out” taking in the various wonders of her new home through a viewfinder.  Her photography seeks to display both the history and beauty of North Carolina and surrounding areas.  Her exhibit will be displayed in hand crafted frames, made by her loving husband.  These featured pieces are ready to hang but she also offers a collection of matted prints and greeting cards.

 2014-07-07 15.28.24Sue McGlothlin’s exhibit will hang inside The Cotton Company Art Gallery July 7-August 2nd  in downtown Wake Forest.  It will feature only photographs shot in North Carolina. The Cotton Company will host an artist reception during Art After Hours on July 11 from 6pm-9pm where guests can meet Sue and admire her collection.  This reception is Free and Open to the Public.  Refreshments will be served and to compliment Sue’s North Carolina themed exhibit we will serve a taste of our favorite NC wines.

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The Cotton Company is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.

For more information call April Cannon (919) 570-0087.

Sue McGlothlin and her work can be found on facebook:

Ladies Night Returns to The Cotton Company

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Ladies, get ready for a Fun Filled Night at The Cotton Company, Friday June 21st.
Bring your friends and spend a Spa Themed Evening with us inside The Marketplace and The Art Gallery. Enjoy vendor product demos and special spa themed treats like mini massage and henna art. We’ll be trying out our new home made photo booth so get ready to strike a pose and let us share the fun on facebook.
Enjoy refreshments like special iced teas from Bean Therapy and free samples of our house wine. Check out the latest fashion and accessory trends for summer and get those perfect items to make your vacations fashionable and stress free.

We’re Bringing Back Mimosa Monday’s

To properly celebrate Mother’s Day in May we’re bringing back

The Mimosa Monday In-Store Event!


Enjoy shopping again by joining us for Mimosa’s on Mondays inside The Cotton Company Marketplace and Art Gallery.  Each Monday in May, we’ll be serving up this delicious cocktail to our customers from 10am-2pm.  Don’t miss this wonderful shopping experience and remember to bring your mom out here, buy her a sweet present and drink mimosa’s together…  It doesn’t get better than that!