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2019 Content Coming Soon!

We are currently working on the new website that reflects the 2019 Artsplosure event. In the mean time, please enjoy the information from last year. Check back soon!

May 19-20, 2018

Saturday, May 19: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sunday, May 20: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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 amongst music, art installations, food trucks, and more – all highlighting superb performing and visual artists. Visit Kidsplosure in it’s new location on Market and Exchange plazas between Fayetteville and Wilmington Streets!

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Recent News

Louis St. Lewis And Nate Sheaffer Promo Photo

Louis St. Lewis and Nate Sheaffer Artwork Chosen for Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2019

RALEIGH, NC – Artsplosure executive director Michael Lowder today announced that artwork created by the team of Louis St. Lewis…

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Promo Photo Of Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt to Serve as Honorary Chair of Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2019!

Kacy Hunt, president of the Artsplosure board of directors, announced today that singer-songwriter Tift Merritt will be the honorary chair…

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