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Thank You for Joining Us at Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2017!

This year's festival was no exception to our mission of art for all! This year's art market included over 180 fine artists in countless mediums, and our two stages hosted nearly 30 performers and musicians over the course of three days! Kidsplosure activated downtown Raleigh's newly renovated Market and Exchange Plazas, while the dazzling Architects of Air Katena luminarium enlivened and enchanted our festival-goers with the structure's display of light and color. As one of the Southeast’s premier arts festivals, Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival attracts more than 80,000 people to downtown Raleigh during the third weekend of May…

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May 19-21, 2017

Friday, May 19: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm | Saturday, May 20: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm | Sunday, May 21: 10:00 am – 7:00 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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