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CenterFest Arts Festival

Photos above created by CenterFest artists, staff, and Day Meets Night Photography, A Captured Image Photography.

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Thank you for attending the 39th annual CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown Durham, presented by the Durham Arts Council! The 40th annual CenterFest Arts festival is September 20-21, 2014!
Artist application will open in early 2014 on Zapplication.

This year’s Visual Artist Merit Judges were 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‚Äôs Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. The merit judges selected several winning artists and awarded cash prizes totaling $2,500 to Best In Show, First Place, Second and Third Place winning artists. This year’s best in show artist was Jean Yao!

Click here to learn about this year’s Merit Award winners and Citizen’s Choice Artist! CenterFes2013.pdf

Click here to view the CenterFest 2013 Press Release! 2013_Centerfest Press_Release-final.pdf

For more information on CenterFest 2013, see below!

- 140 juried visual artists representing 17 states (including 81 North Carolina artists; 19 Durham artists) showcased and sold their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Wood, Jewelry, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. It was truly one-stop shopping for art lovers!

-Over 70 performing acts on 6 stages featuring over 600 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

-Creative Community Exposition

-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 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

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