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2003 First Night Raleigh

About First Night Raleigh

Artsplosure — the presenter of First Night® Raleigh — is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on the recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission and by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts Campaign and Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency. Artsplosure also receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artsplosure: mission and program description

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, The Raleigh Arts Festival, is a non-profit organization founded in 1979. The organization has produced an annual multi-disciplinary Arts Festival for 23 years. The festival held each spring gathers together artists from around the nation to present an exciting week of visual and performing arts the third week of May.

First Night Raleigh 2003 Production Team

Executive Director, Michael Lowder

Program Director, Terri Dollar

Business Manager, Ellen Landau

Operations Assistant, Crista Misenheimer

Media Coordinator, Paul Siceloff

Technical Supervisor, Jeff Linker

Children’s Celebration Coordinator, Jamie Butler

Signage, SignShop

Venue Management, Explorer Troop #512

Honorary Chairs, Barbara & Tom McGuire

First Night Raleigh 2002-2003 Board of Directors

President, Ken Barnes
Vice President, Lee Kirby
Secretary, Camille Patterson
Treasurer, Diane Gupton Becton
Immediate Past President, Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
City Council Liaison, Kieran Shanahan
Mary-Ann Baldwin
Erin Barrett
Marion Bolz
Steve Bryan
Woody Dicus
Benji Jones
Frank Middleton
Andy Reyes
Butch Robertson
Helen White
Pearl Wilson Smith
Beth S. Traynham

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

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