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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival 2013

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 2013 Production Team

Executive Director, Michael Lowder

Program Director, Terri Dollar

Operations Manager, Dylan Morris

Vendor & Media Sponsor Coordinator, Betsy Newsome

Volunteer Coordinator & Bookkeeper, Glynda Westerbeek

Kidsplosure Coordinator, Jamie Butler

Student Art Exhibition Coordinator, Ruth Gibbs

Technical Supervisor, Kemp English

Signage, The Sign Shop of the Triangle

Honorary Chairs, Lyn & Howard Satisky

Artsplosure 2012-2013 Board of Directors

Tom Hester, President
Lori Vitale, Vice President
Caroline Russell, Secretary
Linda Lillis, Treasurer
Woody Dicus, Immediate Past President
Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
Jim Belt
Steve Bryan
Britt Carter
Clymer Cease
Chris Dumais
Liz Hedrick
Chad Janko
John T. Jenkins II
Benji Jones
Shelley Kelly
Lee Kirby
Crystal Sadler
Angela Salamanca
Heather Shaw
Tabitha Spencer
Chuck Stewart
Shan Teel
Shane Webster
Julie Wood

For more information, call Artsplosure at (919) 990-1158, fax (919) 832-0890
Visit our offices in downtown Raleigh or mail to
336 Fayetteville Street, Suite 405, Raleigh, NC 27601