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Artsplosure is a rain or shine event. The festival is on as scheduled to open at 11am
Vendor and attendees at booth
Vendor and attendees at booth
Performers at Artsplosure
Artsplosure attendees
Kids at Artsplosure
Performers at Artsplosure
Float at First Night
Artsplosure attendees
Teens posing for a picture on an exhibit at Artsplosure
Artsplosure attendees

Art Market

People performing live music


Artsplosure volunteers


Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival returns on October 9 – 10, 2021 in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

Explore the eclectic, award-winning Art Market featuring over 175 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.

Watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout the Fayetteville Street footprint.

Art Market Hours
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
*Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Please note that the Art Market will be open from 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Sunday) specifically for patrons with accessibility needs.

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