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40th 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 40th annual CenterFest Arts festival is September 20-21, 2014!
Applications are now open!



Last 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.



For information on CenterFest 2014, see below!

Here are some of the things you can expect at CenterFest 2014:

-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.

-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 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 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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