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Art for One & One for Art - Artsposure this Friday-Sunday May 21-22

For the 37th year, Artsplosure, Raleigh's Arts Festival begins Friday, May 20 and continues through Sunday, May 22. There's something for everyone this year with an incredible lineup of music performances, Art Market and Kidsplosure in downtown Raleigh.

New this year... The festival will have two fully programmed sites complete with performance stages: the Fayetteville St. Art Market, anchored by the City Plaza Main Stage, and the Moore Square festival area and Park Stage.

The juried Art Market will return to Fayetteville St. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Main Stage performances each evening. 'Artlets' featuring dance, theatre, and other interactive activities will occur on each of the intersecting streets branching from Fayetteville St. Moore Square will hold Kidsplosure festivities, as well as the Art Putt miniature golf course, and Park Stage performances on both Saturday and Sunday.

As it has been for 37 years, admission is free for Artsplosure. This 'Art For All' festival is planned and presented for the whole community to enjoy.

This year's Art Market will open at 11am on Friday, featuring over 170 visual artists from across North Carolina and the nation. This juried art market will stretch across and down Fayetteville Street where there's plenty of space to view each artist's booth.

The artists and crafters exhibit and sell their original works of art in the following categories: ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood, other 2D and 3D works. Three expert judges will award $3,500 across six merit awards to the top artists in the market.

Fayetteville Street will be filled with music beginning Friday at 5:15pm on the Main Stage at City Plaza, with performances by Donovan Woods, Zack Mexico, and Futurebirds.

Music - Starting at 12pm Saturday, Artsplosure will open the City Plaza Main Stage on Fayetteville Street with director, Joel Martin and Southeast High School's jazz ensemble and Enloe High School's jazz ensemble to follow at 1pm. Afterwards, Martin will return to Artsplosure's City Plaza Main Stage to perform his original work "JAZZICAL Rocks!" at 2pm, which is sure to dazzle audiences and continue to inspire our next generation of musicians.

In the afternoon and evening, the stage will showcase the talents of the Shana Tucker Trio, Boulevards, and Doyle Bramhall II. The Moore Square Park Stage opens at 2pm with Donovan Woods, followed by Irish Mythen, Mo Kenney, and The Stellas.

On Sunday, the Moore Square Park Stage begins at 1pm with Hazelwood, followed by the Way Down Wanderers and Mardi Gras Indian band CHA WA. The City Plaza Main Stage begins at 2pm with music by Bronze Radio Return and Samantha Fish. Artsplosure is thrilled to welcome blues legend Sonny Landreth as the finale to the festival's 37th Anniversary. Click here for entire music line-up.

Kidsplosure opens in Moore Square at 11am on Saturday with special performances by Meredith College's Suzuki Violin group, One Tribe Drum Circle and a slew of local young talents from across the Triangle. As always, Moore Square will be filled with crafts and other interactive activities for children to enjoy and learn.

Art Putt, which was a smash hit at First Night, is going to be in Moore Square where anyone can putt their way through 9 holes of golf. Visitors will putt through an interactive art installation of original artwork designed by local artists.

Artsplosure - Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22. Website

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#FlashbackFriday - Downtown Raleigh Movie Series Starts May 27

Get ready to go back in time ...#FlashbackFriday style at the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series. For six straight weeks starting Friday, May 27, enjoy some of the most memorable movies from the '80s and '90s.

The fun kicks off at 6pm in City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street each night with food trucks, beer, and entertainment. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance will show classic films every Friday evening from May 27 - July 1 on a giant inflatable screen in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The movies begin at sundown.

In keeping with the event's #FlashbackFriday theme, a DJ will play throwback music while movie-goers enjoy craft beer and popular food trucks each week. A limited number of chairs will be available courtesy of Red Hat, but attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Best of all....Admission is free!

Here's the Movie line up:
May 27: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 3: The Karate Kid
June 10: Jumanji
June 17: The Princess Bride
June 24: Sister Act
July 1: The Sandlot

Downtown Raleigh Movie Series - May 27 - July 1. Website

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Colors!2 Art Sale benefitting Clark's Promise
featuring the works of over 40 local artists
Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00 am until 4:00 PM
Home of Linda and Rob Grew, 2740 St. Mary's St., Raleigh 27609
Free Admission
Raffle Prize: Dinner for 16 in the Angus Barn Wine Cellar donated by the Angus Barn, including gratuity and transportation. Raffle tickets: $20 per ticket or 6 for $100.
Raffle tickets for sale. Click Here to purchase yours.

Clark's Promise is a volunteer organization that serves the chronically homeless of Raleigh by providing long-term funding for professional engagement specialists who offer assistance in obtaining needed healthcare, resources and supplies. Their mission is to relieve the suffering of those experiencing homelessness on the s treets of Raleigh, one person at a time.
(right: "Blue Grotto" 36 x 36 acrylic on canvas by Artist Bob Rankin)

Calling All Youth Bands
- Yo! Bands with artists ages 5-25 (aka Youth Bands). Apply to Play at Wide Open Bluegrass 2016. The IBMA Youth Council is hosting the Youth Stage on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, as part of World of Bluegrass week. They're looking for 10 up-and-coming youth bands to feature on the outdoor stage, located prominently in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. If two or more of your band members are between the ages of 5 and 25, they want YOU to apply for a spot on the Youth Stage! Deadline to apply is May 31st. Click Here to apply.


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