Artsplosure 2009 is this weekend and Allover Art will be there! "The 30th Celebration of Artsplosure The Raleigh Arts Festival will take place on May 16 and 17, 2009 in downtown Raleigh. Join us as we celebrate three decades of bringing the best in visual and performing art to the community!" Here's a little more about Artsplosure from the festival website.
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 was conceived in 1978 by subcommittees of the newly formed City of Raleigh Arts Commission who were planning a citywide arts festival that would combine an "explosion" of art activity with people's "exposure" to all types of art. The following year, Artsplosure was incorporated to produce high quality and accessible arts festivals and to identify, nurture, and showcase artists seeking to reach wider audiences. Since its first festival in April 1980, Artsplosure has presented thousands of established and emerging artists whose works span across many disciplines and art forms in both traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings.
There is something for everyone at the festival including Kidsplosure, music, the art market, the Aerial Angels, a living sculpture conglomeration, giant chess boards, sand sculptures, and more! Check out the site HERE for more details! I hope to see you out there.