In the tradition of some of the world’s most vibrant locales, Art Raleigh will transform the city into a weekend celebration of the state’s fine art and craft community. This first-of-its-kind art fair will showcase Raleigh’s leading galleries, arts organizations, and a juried arts and crafts exhibition and sale.
To supplement the kickoff weekend for the North Carolina State Fair, Arts Alive will hold it’s fourth of four events, Art Raleigh. This final event, which will take place October 18th & 19th on Lichtin Plaza in front of the Progress Energy Performing Arts Center, is highlighted by a art fair, showcasing the work of North Carolina artists. Here are the main points for the event:
Artwork exhibited by Raleigh art galleries, including: Rebus Works, M. Street Gallery, Flanders Art Gallery, Adam Cave Fine Art, Lee Hansley Gallery, Artspace, The Collectors Gallery, Gallery C, Long View Gallery, Nicole’s Studio and Art Gallery, ArtSource Fine Art and Framing, Points of View Photography Gallery, and Visual Art Exchange.
Arts and crafts market—exclusive to artists living in North Carolina. Entries in the market will be juried.
Interactive installations by Jim Adams and Matthew Curran. One, a sculpture created from renewable materials, and the other, a graffiti mural. Visitors will be allowed to participate in the creation and erection of the pieces.
Previous Arts Alive Events:
Capital Holiday Arts Celebration—November 2007
Puppet Fusion—March 2008
Art on the Edge—August 2008
From Arts Alive:
Art Raleigh will culminate the Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza series. Each festival was designed to showcase the richness and diversity of contemporary art and enliven the outdoor Lichtin Plaza at Raleigh’s beautiful Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Capital Holiday Arts Celebration, the first festival in the series, was held November 24, 2007 and highlighted some of the Triangle’s premier holiday arts performances. Puppet Fusion, a celebration of the art of puppetry, took place March 6-7, 2008. Art on the Edge, a contemporary arts festival featuring international and local performers, was held August 21-23, 2008. Artsplosure serves as the producer and organizer of Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza.
For more information, go to here or call 919-832-8699.
Artsplosure serves as the producer and organizer of Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza.