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Events

Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival

PAST DATES AND TIMES

  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 10 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 10 am - 9:30 pm
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 10 am - 9:30 pm

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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!


Associated Street Closures:

Date:  Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21

Associated Street Closures:

The following streets are closed from 4 pm on Wednesday, May 17 until 12 noon on Monday, May 22:

Fayetteville Street between Davie and Lenoir Streets

 

The following streets are closed from 5 am on Friday, May 19 until 11:59 pm on on Sunday, May 21:

Fayetteville Street between Morgan and Davie Streets

Hargett, Martin, and Davie Streets between Salisbury and Wilmington Streets

 

Note:  Local vehicular traffic will have access to the 400 block of Fayetteville Street on Wednesday, May 17, Thursday, May 18, and Monday, May 22.  Vehicular traffic will have access to the 500 block of Fayetteville Street from Wednesday, May 17 through Monday, May