Durham Arts Council proudly presents the 39th annual CenterFest Arts Festival:
In the Heart of Downtown Durham!
September 21-22, 2013!
NEW THIS YEAR: CENTERFEST SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-PARTY!
This year at CenterFest, the Herald-Sun stage will stay open until 9:00 to keep the party going! Stop by after the festival closes at 6:00, grab some food and a cold brew at the Food and Beer Garden, and enjoy the tunes of Black Dog Syndrome, Individually Twisted, and the Willie Painter Band!
Seeking CenterFest volunteers! We need your help to make CenterFest great! If you are interested in volunteering with CenterFest, please CenterFest Volunteer Page!
This year’s Visual Artist Merit Judges are Kim Curry-Evans, Public Art Coordinator at the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Kelly Flanders McChesney, owner of Flanders Gallery in Raleigh, and Kristine Styles, Professor of Art History in Duke University’s Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. The merit judges will select the winning artists and award cash prizes totaling $2,500 to Best In Show, First Place, Second and Third Place winning artists.
Click here to view the CenterFest 2013 Press Release! 2013_Centerfest Press_Release-final.pdf
For more information on CenterFest 2012, see below!
Click here to view CenterFest 2012 Merit Award and Citizen’s Choice Award winning artists! CenterFest Award Winners.htm
- 130 juried visual artists representing 18 states (including 82 North Carolina artists; 18 Durham artists) will showcase and sell their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Wood, Jewelry, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. It is truly one-stop shopping for art lovers!
-63 performing acts on 5 stages featuring over 300 performers Continuous music, dance, entertainment.
-2 Creative Kids Zones provide hands-on arts activities and entertainment.
-Locally-sourced foods and international cuisine
-40+ Durham area non-profit, government, and civic organizations.
-Beer Garden and Stage
-New Creative Community Exposition
-CenterFest’s first-ever Mobile App, courtesy of Wanderful , now available on iPhone and Android devices!
-A Bull City BUCK$ CenterFest “scan“venger hunt! Scan codes at popular CenterFest locations such as the stages, food areas, information booths and artist booths to earn BUCK$
-A bike valet and special Sunday routes from the Bull City Connector to make getting to CenterFest even easier!
CenterFest is presented by:
Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
Contact us at (919) 560-2722
or via email