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Events & Exhibitions

The Festival for the Eno
Jul
4
to Jul 6

The Festival for the Eno

  • West Point on the Eno - Durham City Park (map)
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Join me at the Eno River On July 4 and 6, 2019. The festival is open 10am-6pm on both Thursday July 4 and Saturday, July 6.

Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.

The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.

For more information about the Festival. Visit our www.enofest.org.

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Downtown Asheville Labor Day Festival of the Arts
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Downtown Asheville Labor Day Festival of the Arts

This Labor Day Weekend art affair will feature a collection of national and regional artists specializing in hand-made works of art. There will be painters, potters, jewelers, glass blowers and much more. Asheville’s historic Pack Square is the picturesque venue for the Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts. The show is set up on N. and S. Pack Square around Vance Memorial.

When:

  • Saturday, August 31st, 2019 . 10:00am to 5:00pm

  • Sunday, September 1st, 2019 . 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where:

1 N Pack Square in Asheville, NC

Cost:

Free Admission

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Naperville Riverwalk Fine Arts Fair, Naperville, IL
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Naperville Riverwalk Fine Arts Fair, Naperville, IL

  • Naperville Riverwalk Fine Arts Show (map)
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WHAT: 34th Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair
WHERE: Main & Jackson and along the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville, Illinois
WHEN: September 21-22, 2019, 10am - 5pm  

The Naperville Art League proudly announces the 34th Annual Riverwalk Fine Art Fair. We invite you to apply to our juried art exhibition and sale, which is held along the renowned Naperville Riverwalk and downtown city streets. The Riverwalk, considered to be one of the most beautifully maintained park grounds in the Midwest, features plants, trees, fountains and covered bridges along side a winding brick walkway. This paved path is a natural showcase for many of the sculptures and artwork commissioned by Naperville’s Century Walk committee. As the focal point of downtown Naperville, it is a delightful setting for a Fine Art Fair. Visitors travel from far and near to enjoy the splendor of the riverwalk and the quaint restaurants and shops in downtown Naperville. On the third weekend in September we add to the ambiance with an outstanding display of the finest in visual arts.

The Riverwalk Fine Art Fair is in the center of a sophisticated, art conscious community, with highly educated, affluent patrons. The show is heavily promoted through newspaper features and inserts, billboards, posters, and paid advertising. Thousands of postcards are sent to previous and potential buyers and an estimated 70,000 festival goers attend this highly anticipated show.

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John C. Campbell Fall Festival
Oct
5
to Oct 6

John C. Campbell Fall Festival

  • John C. Campbell Folk School (map)
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FOLK SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL 2019

Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 45th anniversary in October.

The Folk School's enduring commitment to the arts is evident in two vibrant exhibitions showcasing the School's Visual Arts and Quilting and Surface Design Programs. Davidson Hall will house works by accomplished Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media instructors. The Pitman Fiber Arts Building will feature a display of dozens of striking quilts made by the school's instructors.

Visit over 200 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 30 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, Rapper Sword, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend.

Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council

Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations. 

The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 600 juried regional artists, will draw visitors throughout the weekend and be offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Craft Shop.

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MOCA Boardwalk Art Show in Virginia Beach, VA
Jun
13
to Jun 16

MOCA Boardwalk Art Show in Virginia Beach, VA

Celebrating 64 years!

Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard!

275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts, 20th to 36th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.

The Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC is produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a museum and arts organization that evolved from the art show itself. The show is nationally recognized from small beginnings in 1952 that to date attracts over 700 applications every year from artists around the country representing 13 fine art and contemporary craft mediums. 275 artists and 250,000 tourists and locals attend the show that spans nearly 15 blocks along the Atlantic Ocean at the Virginia Beach oceanfront from 20th to 36th Streets. This beautiful atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for public displays of art, fine food, live entertainment and a great vacation.

Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. MOCA provides exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads. 


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Artsplosure
May
18
to May 19

Artsplosure

Saturday, May 19: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sunday, May 20: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Artsplosure’s mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Enjoy artwork by over 170 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Artists’ booths will line Fayetteville Street amongst music, art installations, food trucks, and more – all highlighting superb performing and visual artists. Visit Kidsplosure in it’s new location on Market and Exchange plazas between Fayetteville and Wilmington Streets!



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Spring Daze in Cary
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Daze in Cary

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Spring Daze in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary's 310-acre urban park. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary's annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina's diverse arts and crafts community!

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Nicholson Group Art Exhibition at the Carrboro Arts Center
Dec
1
to Dec 21

Nicholson Group Art Exhibition at the Carrboro Arts Center

Saturday, December 1st, 2018 • 10AM – 4:30PM
The Group Exhibition in the Nicholson Gallery will be up until Dec. 21

The Elf Market is The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday craft market which takes place on the first Saturday in December. Vendors from Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area gather to sell handmade goods such as clothing, body products, food items, fine art, children’s toys, ceramic pieces, and jewelry. The bar will be open, and there will be hands-on craft activities for children and their families. Elf Market is the place to shop local for your holiday gifts on Small Business Saturday this year! This event is family-friendly and free to attend.

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Stockley Gardens Art Festival
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Stockley Gardens Art Festival

Dates & Hours:Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, noon to 5 pm

Location:Stockley Gardens Park in the Ghent section of Norfolk

Media:Fine art, including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more

Attendance:15,000 — 20,000

Admission Fee:FREE and open to the public

Events:Live entertainment and kids' activities throughout the day
Artists' reception: Saturday at 5 pm

 

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Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2018

The WOB Art Market is an intimate juried showcase, produced by Artsplosure, designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic arts community, in addition to featuring unique artisans from across the United States.

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2018

Friday & Saturday, September 28-29
Noon-11PM

 

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