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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival


  • 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