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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival 2009

About Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival

Artsplosure’s mission is to produce high quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts; to promote and bring recognition to national, regional, and local artists; and to bring artists and the larger community together to improve the quality of life and cultural environment.

Artsplosure was conceived in 1978 by subcommittees of the newly formed City of Raleigh Arts Commission who were planning a citywide arts festival that would combine an “explosion” of art activity with people’s “exposure” to all types of art. The following year, Artsplosure was incorporated to produce high quality and accessible arts festivals and to identify, nurture, and showcase artists seeking to reach wider audiences. Since its first festival in April 1980, Artsplosure has presented thousands of established and emerging artists whose works span across many disciplines and art forms in both traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings.

Artsplosure 2009 Production Team

Executive Director, Michael Lowder

Program Director, Terri Dollar

Operations Manager, Dylan Morris

Marketing & Promotions, Jackie Smith

Operations Assistant, Rebecca Rolfe

Volunteer Coordinator & Bookkeeper, Glynda Westerbeek

Kidsplosure Coordinator, Jamie Butler

Student Art Exhibition Coordinator, Lauren Haithcock

Technical Supervisor, Kemp English

Signage, The Sign Shop of the Triangle

Honorary Chair, Smedes York

Artsplosure 2008-2009 Board of Directors

Clymer Cease, President
Woody Dicus, Vice President
Crystal Sadler, Secretary
Chad Janko, Assistant Secretary
Stephanie Yamashita, Treasurer
Helen H. White, Immediate Past President
Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
Ashley Bell
Steve Bryan
Jessica Coscia
Laura Hamre
Tom Hester
John T. Jenkins II
Lee M. Kirby, Jr.
Debra Laughery
Tabitha Spencer
Barbara Stephens
Shan Teel
Pearl Wilson Smith
Julie Wood

Artsplosure, The Raleigh Arts Festival
336 Fayetteville Street, Suite 405
Raleigh, NC 27601
tel: 919-832-8699
fax: 919-832-0890