Art Festival Artsplosure In Downtown Raleigh
Raleigh the capital of North Carolina has some wonderful festivals throughout the year and Artsplosure is one of them. This year the Raleigh Arts Festival celebrated 35 years of hosting one of the Southeast’s premier art’s festival. Held on the third weekend in May the festival combines fine artists from around the country with live music.
From Exotic Wooden Bird Houses To Handmade Jewelry
Over 180 artists from around the country in many different categories display and sell their original pieces. Some of the categories include
More Than Just Art
The music portion of Artsplosure has three stages of all kinds of music and artists from Jazz, Blues and Traditional to Country, Pop, Soul. This year there was also a chance to experience traditional Indian folk dance, steel drums from St Croix, percussion and percussion groups.
Kidsplosure Is hands On Fun And Learning
For the younger explores and future Picasso’s there are lots of activities for them to get involved in and hands on is the order of the day. In the Marbles Courtyard see the best art pieces from middle and high school students. Kidsplosure features the Paperhand Puppet Intervention there are performances from local high school music groups with Jazz, Appalachian music and dance and vocal ensembles.
Free Family Entertainment In Raleigh
Artsplosure in Raleigh is a great way to spend a Spring day with the family enjoying the artists and their original works of art. There are lots of activities the kids can participate in and plenty of different musical talent to enjoy free of charge all weekend. Not least of the things to see is a giant sand sculpture created from scratch, this years theme was a castle with a certain acorn theme.
Raleigh, North Carolina Anytime Is Fun
There will be many more festivals in Raleigh throughout the year and even without a festival Raleigh is a wonderful city to walk and explore. Or take a Segway tour, a Rickshaw ride or just hop on the R Line a free bus loop that runs every 15 minutes or so and takes you to the State Capitol, Glenwood South, Seaboard Station, the Convention Center and the Museum of natural Sciences to name just a few stops.