CenterFest, a great North Carolina art event.

Photo credit: Michael Zirkle Photography

Photo credit: Michael Zirkle Photography

artGuide Magazine is excited to present one of our favorite annual North Carolina art events, CenterFest in downtown Durham. An amazing Durham art event, CenterFest brings together all mediums of the arts, visual arts, performing arts, and more.  Be sure to check it out on September 17th and 18th.

 

CenterFest Arts Festival 2016, produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council, will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Durham.  The festival embraces the city center, including the Five Points and CCB Plazas and will showcase the work of a record number of artists: 140 talented visual artists and crafts people and over 650 performers on six stages.  The Kids Zone, delicious food, a Beer Garden and multiple community nonprofits and service providers fill out the vibrant festival offerings.

In 2015 CenterFest was voted by professional artists, one of Sunshine Artist’s top 100 fine arts festivals in the United States!  The heart of CenterFest has always been the array of fine art and craft created by visual artists.  Selected through a rigorous review process, the quality and selection of work from artists across the country will delight festival visitors.  

For families, the Kids Zone provides make and take activities and a special performance tent.  This year Kids Zone plans are underway for a unique collaboration with Super Graphic Print Studio and the Museum of Durham History.  Six stages throughout the festival will showcase the music and dance talents of the region.

The Durham Arts Council’s CenterFest is free and open to the public, although donations are appreciated, and the event will occur rain or shine.  CenterFest is presented and produced by the Durham Arts Council with support from community sponsors including The Herald-Sun, WRAL.com, Mix 101.5, Durham Coca-Cola, TROSA, Sci Med Solutions, NetFriends, Triangle Downtowner/Boom Magazines, People’s Channel, Spark Productions and many more.  For more information, visit centerfest.durhamarts.org, or call 919-560-ARTS.

Photo credit: Michael Zirkle Photography

Photo credit: Michael Zirkle Photography

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