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    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Artsplosure 2018


  • Sunday, May 20, 2018 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:00 am–7:00 pm

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Celebrating 39 years of Artsplosure -- it’s how Raleigh celebrates the arts in spring! We’ll be making a splash with a full weekend of art and music in heart of downtown on Fayetteville St! Take a stroll through the color and creativity of the art market, experience the surreal wonder of Squonk Opera’s Cycle Sonic show, and listen to live music including The Wailers, Ranky Tanky, The Last Bandoleros, The Onyx Club Boys, and more! Bring the kids for interactive art and crafts at Kidsplosure on Fayetteville St, too!

Associated Street Closures:

Fayetteville Street between Morgan Street and Lenoir Street and Davie Street, Martin Street, and Hargett Street between S. Salisbury Street and S. Wilmington Street will be closed from 5:00am on 5-19-18 until 11:59pm on 5-20-18.