This weekend, The Moore Square Art District and City Plaza will be full of art vendors from all over the nation selling their art and crafts at the annual two day festival, Artsplosure. The weather looks gorgeous, but in case you want to grab some local art and a cocktail, Insplosure will be going on inside of The Pour House for the sixth straight year. Organized by musician and artist Caitlin Cary, Insplosure is a local alternative to the nationally focused Artsplosure.
There will be photography, printmaking, painting, jewelry, textiles, pottery, home goods and much more will be on display and available for purchase. Come beat the heat with a cold pint or a cocktail and support your local arts scene!
For directions go to The Pour House website.
Insplosure was born when Caitlin Cary and a few other “artsy” members of the Pour House staff decided that Artsplosure needed a local-friendly, air-conditioned “cousin.” The Pour House was always open during Artsplosure and people loved to come beat the heat with a cold beer, so it seemed like a no-brainer to fill the ample space up with art for sale. Insplosure has grown in scale and in reputation in each of its five years, and now features as a regular stop for many folks on their Artsplosure ramble.
Sixth Annual Insplosure: Local Arts and Crafts Inside the Pour House
Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, noon to 6:00 pm
The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St.
Returning artists include:
Amanda Davis (La Te Da), who fashions wonderous jewelry, hair ornaments, and other wearables from new and recycled materials.
Leigh Griffin Harris creates delicate and striking pieces using semi-precious stones, glass, silver and other materials.
Skillet Gilmore is a renowned poster artist and screen printer. He will offer tee shirts and posters, many of which highlight the local music scene.
Kirk Adam, a painter and screenprinter who offers a vast array of his creations, from paintings to tees to keychains
Greg Clayton, creator of “The Red Yak,” a graphic artist and screenprinter who tends to surprise us each year with something new
Paul Friedrich, creator of Onion Head Monster and other lovable cartoon characters offers prints, shirts and more
Mrs. Weese, an Insplosure fixture. She’s our doorman Benton’s mom, and she knits, sews, crochets and charms everyone with her whimsical creations.
Marjorie Barker Fish, a seamstress, jeweler and all-around artiste—she may have purses, head-dresses, painted frames—all depends on the spring’s whimsy.
Zass is a mother-daughter team that create inspired and beautiful adornments from recycled goods.
Caitlin Cary sews “baby wraps,” darling kimono-style garments made in funky cotton prints. New this year are wallets, hand sewn, made from paper and flexible plastic.
Chris Williams of Plastic Flame —brilliant hand-screenprinted posters, many with popular bands as their subject.
Katie Moore — unique hand-embroidered homewares with vintage-inspired design.
AND MANY MORE!