Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: September 20th - 21st, 2014

 

40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival - Durham's Largest Community Festival, September 20th - 21st

 

 

Durham, North Carolina, September 8, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Durham Arts Council presents the 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on Sept. 20 and 21 featuring 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen from sixteen states, music and entertainment on six stages from seventy performing groups, a Kids Zone, Beer Garden, great food, a showcase of over forty non-profits, government services, and community organizations, and more.

 

The lineup of visual artists, performers and community is the largest CenterFest ever presented, and will entertain, delight and inspire a projected 25,000 visitors.  CenterFest is North Carolina's longest running juried outdoor arts festival. Visitors can enjoy and purchase wonderful art, learn how to throw a pot on a pottery wheel, record their CenterFest experiences at the People’s Channel TV booth, enjoy face painting, kids rides and lots of make-and-take art activities.  CenterFest draws visitors from a broad region for a weekend of art enjoyment, shopping, entertainment, delicious food, and exploration of all the great things the newly revitalized downtown Durham has to offer. 

 

Hours are Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm, plus a Saturday evening after-party from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.  CenterFest is located in the heart of downtown Durham on the City Center streets surrounding the Durham Arts Council at 120 Morris St., Durham, NC. Admission is free, however a $5 suggested donation is welcomed to support the festival and the arts programs of the Durham Arts Council.

 

More information is at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org or at 919-560-2787.

 

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About the Durham Arts Council

We are a private non-profit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the Triangle Region in North Carolina. We help professional and amateur artists and arts organizations produce music, theatre, dance, visual, media and literary art. We help residents and visitors find, enjoy and participate in the artistic and cultural events available in the community. We program classes in the performing, literary and visual arts for toddlers through seniors. Some of these classes are held off-site in private studios. We work with public and private schools to provide artist residencies designed for the classroom. We raise public and private funds to support the arts in the community. We provide grants, information and networking for artists and arts groups.
 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Sherry DeVries

Email: sldevries@durhamarts.org

Phone: 919-560-2709

 

Durham Arts Council

120 Morris Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701

Web: www.centerfest.durhamarts.org

 

 Condensed Version  

 

North Carolina, Durham, Event Date: September 20 and 21

The Durham Arts Council presents the 40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on Sept. 20 and 21 featuring 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen from sixteen states, music and entertainment on six stages from seventy performing groups, a Kids Zone, Beer Garden, great food, a showcase of over forty non-profits, government services, and community organizations, and more. CenterFest is North Carolina's longest running juried outdoor arts festival. Visitors can enjoy and purchase wonderful art, learn how to throw a pot on a pottery wheel, record their CenterFest experiences at the People’s Channel TV booth, enjoy face painting, kids rides and lots of make-and-take art activities. Hours are Saturday 10 am - 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm, plus a Saturday evening after-party from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Herald-Sun Stage and Beer Garden.  CenterFest is located in the heart of downtown Durham on the City Center streets surrounding the Durham Arts Council at 120 Morris St., Durham, NC. Admission is free, however a $5 suggested donation is welcomed to support the festival and the arts programs of the Durham Arts Council.  More information is at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org or at 919-560-2787.   

 

 

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