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The Durham Arts Council proudly presents the 44th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on Sept. 15th and 16th! Official 2018 Press Release will be posted in summer 2018.

Official 2017 Press Release

CenterFest is North Carolina’s longest running juried outdoor arts festival. CenterFest remains in its historic location in central downtown Durham on an expanded site including Main, Chapel Hill, Morris, Market, Corcoran, and Parrish Streets in the Five Points and CCB Plaza areas. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the gate and is welcomed to support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council. Children 12 and under free.

CenterFest 2017 featured 146 juried fine artists and craftsmen from 17 states, continuous music and entertainment on six stages from 75 performing groups, lively Kids Zone art activities, locally sourced foods and fun festival foods, a showcase of over 40 non-profits, government services departments, community and creative organizations, and sponsors, the CenterFest Food and Beer Garden, additional Saturday evening performances, and more. The line up of artists, performers and community entertained, delighted and inspired over 34,000 visitors.