42nd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival

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The 42nd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival is September 17th-18th, 2016!

In 2015, 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 were 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 selected several winning artists and award cash prizes totaling $2,500 to Best In Show, First Place, Second and Third Place winning artists. Santiago Gutierrez,a ceramics artist from Zebulon, NC won Best in Show. Kevin Duval, a sculptor from Wilmington, NC, won First Place. T.J. Christiansen, a sculptor from Durham, NC, won Second Place. Lauren Markley, a jeweler from Raleigh, NC, was awarded Third Place.



For information on CenterFest 2016, see below!

Here are some of the things you can expect at CenterFest 2016:

140+ juried visual artists will showcase and sell 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!

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

Sunshine Artist
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