CenterFest spices up downtown Durham

By: Carolyn VanBrocklin

Sheron Davis's glassworks (Photo by Carolyn VanBrocklin)

The 37th annual CenterFest arts festival was held from September 18th through the 19th in downtown Durham.  Presented by Durham Art’s Council, the event featured 124 artists and 26 performing groups on three stages.

The event attracted individuals and families alike to view and shop artists’ works, watch performers including the Polka Plus Band and eat food such as gyros, chocolate covered bananas and turkey legs all in the name of supporting the arts.

CenterFest has such a reach that 11 states were represented by the artists.  Art mediums included: clay, drawing, photography, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass and mixed media, among others.

Susan Ellis's hand-dyed scarves (Photo by Carolyn VanBrocklin)

The festival even brings in community organizations; 34 local non-profit, government and civic groups were represented throughout the weekend.

CenterFest is North Carolina’s largest and longest-running juried arts festival, attracting an estimated 25,000 visitors.

For more photos from CenterFest, view the slideshow below:

For more information: http://centerfest.durhamarts.org/

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