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Artsplosure 2018

Artsplosure’s mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Enjoy artwork by over 170 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Artists’ booths will line Fayetteville Street amongst music, art installations, food trucks, and more – all highlighting superb performing and visual artists. Visit Kidsplosure in it’s new location on Market and Exchange plazas between Fayetteville and Wilmington Streets!

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, May 19 | Main Stage
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Old-Time Ramblers
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Christie Lenée
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm David Myles
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Ranky Tanky
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm The Last Bandoleros

Sunday, May 20 | Main Stage:
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm The Wailers
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm John “Papa” Gros Band
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Onyx Club Boys
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Launch Ministries Experience

ACTIVITIES

Saturday: 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm Squonk Opera’s Cycle Sonic
May 19-20 Art Pianos
May 11-13, 18-20, 25-27: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Light The Woods With Sound
Saturday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Accessible Arts At Artsplosure
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Triangle Potters Guild
Saturday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Student Art Exhibition
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Pop-up Artlet
Saturday: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Artsplosure After Hours Stage At Imurj
Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Chessworks
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Nanjing Week
Sunday: 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm Drum Set Karaoke By Drum Team Collective

KIDSPLOSURE

Saturday, May 19 | Kidsplosure Stage
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Enloe Jazz Ambassadors
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Read With Me Storytime
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Teenfest Winners
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm North Raleigh Arts And Creative Theatre
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Stagedoor Dance Company
4:10 pm – 5:10 pm One Tribe Drumming
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Southeast Raleigh High School Jazz Band

Sunday, May 20 | Kidsplosure Stage
11:00 am – 11:30 am pm Read With Me Storytime
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Jeghetto the Puppeteer
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Mary Kate Ayers
2:15 – 3:00 pm Storytelling With The North Carolina Association Of Black Storytellers
3:15 – 4:00 pm Ukuleles With Larry Hutcherson & More
4:30 – 5:30 pm Progressive Rocks Music School

KIDSPLOSURE ACTIVITIES

Seed Bombs
Flower Fans
Festival Bracelets
Dreamcatchers
Flower Crowns
Fossil Dig
Envelope Exchange
Peace Poles
Festival Willow Art
Read With Me
Raleigh Rocks
Skill By Skill
Macaroni Kid
Little By Little

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