Raleigh, NC : Thousands of All Ages Enjoy Spring and 35th Annual ARTSPOSURE 2014 in Raleigh



night shotDowntown Raleigh, North Carolina’s Moore Square, City Plaza and Convention Center has for decades hosted a number of entertainment, arts, cultural affairs, conferences and charitable events each year adjacent to Shaw University and historic Southeast Raleigh.

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building edgeRaleigh 2014 is an award winning lifestyles mecca for singles and families. Raleigh downtown is eclectic. It now has a slow but cool urban-feeling inviting everyone both day and night to something almost every weekend.


butter flyThe arts are huge here and non-profits are well organized and great places to learn a about the humanities and aesthetics and a business sense of the arts, culture, program administration and etiquette from its upscale players with non-profit savvy.

cross street 1The folks that run Artsplosure have created significant “public benefit” and diverse opportunities for residents, local and southeast regional artists to enjoy community events and opportunity. Artsplosure and First Night Raleigh are huge.


According to the Artsplosure website…

back of headSince its first festival in April 1980, Artsplosure has presented scores of outdoor programs and large-scale festivals featuring thousands of established and emerging visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists in numerous traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings.

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Artsplosure was initially organized in 1978 by the Raleigh Arts Commission to produce high quality and accessible arts festivals, and to serve as an umbrella organization for emerging and established arts groups seeking to reach wider audiences.

painted face 1The first event was remarkable: a citywide arts festival that combined an “explosion” of art activity with people’s “exposure” to all types of art.


painted face 3This month-long celebration of the arts featured 58 different performing groups and presented 560 artists in 16 sites around the city.


Since then, Artsplosure has put on dozens of other events, including the popular First Night® Raleigh beginning in 1992. Other events have included the Jazz & Blue Music Festival, a series of Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza events, and the African American Cultural Festival.

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