Visual Artists

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2016      *Applications Now Closed*

Downtown Raleigh – September 30, 2016 – October 1, 2016

Artsplosure will present an artist’s market as part of Wide Open Bluegrass, a major public festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass. The event is presented in partnership with IBMA, the City of Raleigh, Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, and PineCone-The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. It will be held Friday, September through Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The WOB art market is an intimate showcase, designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience are encouraged. The World of Bluegrass event will attract over 6,000 national and international traditional music performers, presenters, and fans — in addition to over 75,000 local attendees anticipated for the two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

The final deadline for entries is July 27, 2016. Please apply via the Entry Thingy button above.

For more information on being an artist at the Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market, please email us at or call (919) 832-8699 ext. 804.

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass encourages anyone to apply to be part of this event. If you need any additional information or have a question about accessibility at the Arts Market, please contact Jamie Katz Court, by e-mail at or by phone at 919.664.8333 x103 for assistance.


Destination Dix Community Festival     * Applications Now Closed *

Dorthea Dix Park – July 23, 2016

Artsplosure is looking for artists who live in or near the Triangle area interested in exhibiting and selling their artwork/crafts at the Dix Park Festival on July 23, 2016. All work displayed or offered for sale must be of your own artistic creation.

This festival is sponsored by the City of Raleigh and will take place on the large lawn behind the State Farmers Market in Raleigh. It will feature live music, art, food trucks, beer vendors and activities designed to offer a glimpse of the history of the Doreathea Dix property.

The final deadline for entries is July 11, 2016. Please apply via the Entry Thingy button above.

For more information on being an artist at the Destination Dix Community Festival, please email us at or call (919) 832-8699 ext. 804.


Artsplosure is always looking for interactive, cool art. If you have a proposal for one of our events, please email it to

*If you are looking for information on being a food or novelty vendor (for First Night Raleigh or Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival), please click here for more information.*