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May 19-21, 2017

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Enjoy last year’s festival information. Our 2017 festival lineup is coming soon!


Artsplosure’s mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Enjoy artwork by over 170 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Artists’ booths will line Fayetteville Street. Artlets will anchor the streets intersecting Fayetteville Street with performance stages on Fayetteville Street and Moore Square, Artsplosure highlights superb performing artists, with an emphasis on jazz, blues, traditional and roots-inspired musicians. Moore Square will also be home to a kid musician stage at Kidsplosure!

Performances & Activities

Performances & Activities

Celebrating fine visual art and live music since 1980, this year’s festival continues the tradition of presenting high quality and accessible visual art and live music for free in the heart of the capital city.
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Event Info

Event Info

Here you will find all of the important information needed for Artsplosure 2016 including maps, directions, parking, and FAQs to ensure you have a great experience at this free public event.
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Volunteer

Volunteer

We are so grateful for our volunteers and couldn't do it without them – Approximately 180 artists will arrive to set-up the Art Market on Friday, May 20, and we need volunteers to help from 6-11 am.
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Call For Food And Novelty Vendors At Artsplosure 2017

Call for Food and Novelty Vendors at Artsplosure 2017

Food and Novelty Vendors It's not a party without good food! Twice each year, in the months leading up to…

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Thank You For Joining Us At Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2016!

Thank You for Joining Us at Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2016!

This FREE event is brought to you by Artsplosure, and all of our sponsors. We look forward to seeing you…

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Mobile App For Artsplosure 2016 Now Available!

Mobile App for Artsplosure 2016 Now Available!

Fidelity Investments sponsoring the Artsplosure mobile app, free to guests with smartphones during The Raleigh Arts Festival. The Artsplosure 2016…

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Robotics Team Students Create Replicas Of Thomas Sayre Sculptures For Artsplosure’s Art Putt Mini-Golf Course

Robotics Team Students Create Replicas of Thomas Sayre Sculptures for Artsplosure’s Art Putt Mini-Golf Course

Students of the VEX Robotics Team at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School are creating large-scale replicas of two of Sayre’s…

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