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For the 38th year, Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival will be bringing art, music, and entertainment to downtown Raleigh! This year’s festival will take place along Fayetteville St with activities, art and stages in each location. For the third year Artsplosure will take place over the course of three days, from May 19th through May 21st 2017. Over 170+ artists have been selected for this year’s juried Art Market along beautiful Fayetteville St. Peruse art and crafts, check out Kidsplosure at Market & Exchange plaza, and experience performances by both local and nationally acclaimed artists and entertainers!


Friday, May 19 | Main Stage
5:00pm Rise Rashid
6:00pm Lacy Jags
7:30pm Phil Cook & The Guitarheels

Saturday, May 20 | Main Stage on Fayetteville St:
9:00am Blue Lotus Community Yoga
11:00am William G. Enloe High School Jazz Big Band
12:30pm Dave Gunning
2:00pm The Harris Brothers
3:30pm Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band
5:30pm High & Mighty Brass Band
7:00pm William Bell

Sunday, May 21 | Main Stage on Fayetteville St:
12:00pm The Fountain Singers
1:30pm Violet Bell
3:00pm Tank and the Bangas
4:30pm The Commonheart
6:00pm Seratones


Juried Art Market on Fayetteville St. featuring 170 artists
Kidsplosure Activities & Performances in Market & Exchange Plaza
Architects of Air’s Katena Luminarium at Artsplosure 2017!
Art Pianos
The Red Trouser Show
Art from Raleigh Sister Cities Exhibit
Triangle Potters Guild
Student Art Exhibition

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