CenterFest | Downtown Durham | Arts | Indy Week
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When: Sat., Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2016
Price: $5



When this annual Durham community arts festival started in 1974, Nixon was in office and Peter Max was in vogue. The art world has changed drastically since then, but the event has remained a strong presence and is still the longest-running juried art show in the state. Last year, 140 painters, sculptors, jewelers, designers, mixed-media artists, and craftspeople from near and far participated in the event, which provides an array of entertainment options ranging from musical and dance performances to a slew of interactive art and music activities for young people. Performances will take place on six dedicated stages; the main musical stage in CCB Plaza, for example, boasts a lineup of Triangle favorites, including the First Baptist Children's Choir, Durham Community Chorale, N.C. Jazz Ensemble, and the Bulltown Strutters. You'll find an abundance of food and drink from local vendors, along with a beer garden. And it's pet-friendly, so ferrets are welcome (as long as they behave). —David Klein

Various times, $5 suggested donation, www.centerfest.durhamarts.


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