General Information

Become a Sponsor

Now in its 44th year, CenterFest 2018 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. CenterFest showcases more than 140 juried visual artists and 600+ performing artists from across the U.S, great food, continuous music and entertainment, and fun, educational activities for kids and families.

Click here to learn more about CenterFest Visitor Demographics!

Click here to learn more about CenterFest 2018 sponsorship levels!

Durham is ranked as the top Creative Community in North Carolina according to the Creative Vitality Index™ and CenterFest, located in downtown Durham, will be surrounded by art galleries, restaurants, shops and creative entrepreneurs – a perfect setting for an event that will bring an estimated 35,000 visitors over the weekend of September 15th and 16th, 2018. This year, our media partnerships will bring an estimated $120,000 in advertising to promote the festival and our sponsors.

The Durham Arts Council is a non profit organization whose mission is to promote excellence in and access to the creation, experience, and active support of the arts for all the people of our community and this is our biggest annual event! We look forward to working with you on a sponsorship proposal that meets your marketing goals.

Call the Artist Services Department at the DAC at (919) 560-2719 or email to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.