41st Annual CenterFest Arts Festival

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

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The 41st annual CenterFest Arts festival is September 19-20, 2015!

This year CenterFest was voted one of the top 100 Fine Arts Festivals in the country by the artist membership of Sunshine Artist Magazine!

The 2015 CenterFest Visual Artist Merit Judges are Jeff Bell, Collection Manager of the 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Cathy Crumpton, owner of Alizarin Gallery, and Sara Gress, owner of North Carolina Crafts Gallery! The merit judges select several winning artists and award cash prizes totaling $2,500 to Best In Show, First Place, Second and Third Place winning artists.

For information on CenterFest 2015, see below!

Here are some of the things you can expect at CenterFest 2015:

143 juried visual artists representing 17 states (including 77 North Carolina artists; 12 Durham artists) are showcasing and selling 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!

Over 70 performing acts on 6 stages featuring over 600 performers Continuous music, dance, entertainment.

Creative Kids Zone provide hands-on arts activities and entertainment.

Locally-sourced foods and international cuisine

40+ Durham area non-profit, government, and civic organizations.

A bike valet to make getting to CenterFest even easier!

And to learn more about downtown Durham businesses, scan this QR code!

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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