Artsplosure 2011

Artsplosure – Is right around the corner! This Raleigh Arts Festival is celebrating 32 years of inspiration, art and culture in the Raleigh area.  It all starts Thursday, May 19, and lasts until Sunday, May 22, 2011.  It will be held in the historic Moore Square downtown Raleigh and in the City Market.  There will be truly something interesting for everyone!

The festival this year includes many activities within each of these categories, The Art Market (filled with every kind of artwork you can imagine), Music in the Park (Sat & Sun only), Kidsplosure (association with Marbles Kids Museum) and finally the amazing Amacoco in City Park.

Amococo is a large scale, inflatable sculpture constructed of translucent vinyl and made up of labyrinthine tunnels and inspiring spacious domes.

A sensual world of liquid light and color, it is a multi-sensory space that welcomes, inspires and affects everyone who enters. Admission to the tunnel is $5.00 and it is wheelchair accessible.

What is Artsplosure?  Their mission is to produce high quality annual festivals that celebrate excellence in the performing and visual arts; to promote and bring recognition to national, regional, and local artists; and to bring artists and the larger community together to improve the quality of life and cultural environment.

Art Market Music in the Park KidsplosureAmococo on City Plaza