May 19 & 20, 2012 in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square & City Plaza
Artsplosure’s mission is to produce high quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts; to promote and bring recognition to national, regional, and local artists; and to bring artists and the larger community together to improve the quality of life and cultural environment.
Artsplosure was conceived in 1978 by subcommittees of the newly formed City of Raleigh Arts Commission who were planning a citywide arts festival that would combine an “explosion” of art activity with people’s “exposure” to all types of art. The following year, Artsplosure was incorporated to produce high quality and accessible arts festivals and to identify, nurture, and showcase artists seeking to reach wider audiences. Since its first festival in April 1980, Artsplosure has presented thousands of established and emerging artists whose works span across many disciplines and art forms in both traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings.
May 19th from 11-3
Come out for an afternoon of family fun at the Heritage View Trail pond!! Activities for all ages!
Golfing, Fishing & Pie Eating Contests, Bingo, Inflatable Jousting, Bounchouse, & Slides, Flower painting house, petting zoo, balloon artist, magician,
Come Hungry There will be lots of food
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chicken Sandwiches, Pasta Salad, Baked Beans, Tea Lemonade, Watermelon, popcorn & cottton candy.
The 32nd Annual Meet in the Street® festival will take place on Saturday, May 5 in historic downtown Wake Forest. Join us for a day filled with food and entertainment including live music and children’s activities. Stroll down Taylor Street and stop by dozens of artisan’s booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts. Admission to the festival is free.
Extended Hours – 10 am – 6 pm
New location – Taylor Street, Downtown Wake Forest – 2 short blocks away from S. White Street. (S. White Street is getting a face lift this Spring!)
Hot Host in the House…HGTV’s John Gidding
Architect and interior designer, John Gidding will be at the show on Sunday, April 3. From the popular HGTV show Curb Appeal: The Block, John is bringing his expertise from the show and sharing behind the scenes scoop with Raleigh guests. Before his TV career, he was a fashion model for Armani and Gucci. John is also familiar to fans of the HGTV show Designed to Sell as designer on the Atlanta team. He is definitely a Can’t-Miss Celeb! See John on Sunday at Noon and 2:00 for “Secrets from the Show and Design Tips”
At the Door: $9.00
Costco Night: $5 After 5pm Friday and Saturday Nights: Tickets $5:00 with Costco card after 5 pm on April
1st & 2nd (No Coupons)
Hours : Friday: 12pm-9pm & Saturday: 10am-8pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
450,000 Books to Sell!!
3/29/2012 Thursday 10-8
$4 Hardbound, $2 Paperback
3/30/2012 Friday 10-8
$4 Hardbound, $2 Paperback
3/31/2012 Saturday 10-8
$2 Hardbound, $1 Paperback
4/1/2012 Sunday 10-6
$5 a BoxNC Fairgrounds Jim
Graham Building 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607
Saturday March 24, 2012
Field Next to Heritage Lake Pool
Bring Your Own Basket!
Farmer Mary will make an appearance with Spring animals for the children to hold and feed.
Meet the Balloon artist!!
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 11am and 4pm
Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor
The bugs are swarming your concert hall! But don’t fret, they’re here for the music. Come and listen to the orchestra imitate the sounds of the greatest musicians in the bug world: bees, beetles, crickets, katydids and more. You’ll also hear great music inspired by your smallest friends, including everyone’s favorite, Flight of the Bumblebee. Dress like your favorite insect and win prizes!