Visual Artists at Artsplosure Events

Visual Artists

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2017

Downtown Raleigh – September 29-30

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 September 29-30.

Deadline: June 16, 2017


Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival 2017

Application now closed!

Downtown Raleigh – May 19-21, 2017

Each fall, Artsplosure issues a “call for artists” interested in exhibiting and selling at its namesake festival held each year on the third weekend in May. All work displayed or offered for sale must be the artist’s own creation. Artsplosure: The Raleigh Arts Festival continues to be three days: May 19-21, 2017.

The final deadline for entries is January 27, 2017.

For more information on being an artist at the Artsplosure 2018 Art Market, please email Glynda Westerbeek or call (919) 832-8699 ext. 804.

Art Putt at First Night Raleigh 2017

Application now closed!

Downtown Raleigh – December 30-31, 2016

Art Putt is an interactive art installation featuring a miniature golf course of nine artist-designed mini-golf holes. The course will be featured at First Night Raleigh 2017, and will be open from December 30-December 31, 2016.

Any Artist or Group of Artists is invited to submit a proposal for one of the nine holes. Think of this as a public art exhibit where folks can interact with your artwork while playing a fun game at the same time! Each selected artist will be featured on the First Night Raleigh website and mobile app in addition to their hole being on display at Art Putt.

Deadline for Applications is November 15, 2017. Please email applications to Cameron Laws or call (919) 832-8699 ext. 803.

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

*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.*