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Foster St Festival for Arts Entrepreneurship (Durham 150)
September 14 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
A team of Durham Central Park District arts organizations is hosting a celebration of arts entrepreneurship on September 14th in Durham Central Park District. The Artisan Market at 305, Cecy’s Gallery, the Art Market Durham, the Durham Craft Market, and Cricket Forge will host an arts festival that day as part of the Durham 150 Celebration.
The event will celebrate 30 years of arts entrepreneurship in the Durham Central Park/Downtown District. We are showcasing the opportunities that have arisen for artists in Durham. Many have blossomed from selling art out of the back of their cars in the early days of the Durham Craft Market and the Art Market Durham, to having brick and mortar stores or full time art careers. The festival will honor how Durham’s supportive community has been an integral part of each individual’s story and has contributed to their success.
Activities planned include:
A full day of art exhibits including three open air art markets: Durham Craft Market (8 am to 12 noon), Art Market Durham (9 am to 1 pm), and artists from The Artisan Market at 305 in the CCB Plaza (11 am to 3 pm).
The day will also include a scavenger hunt with prizes, a raffle for a commemorative Durham 150 bull statue, a Bulltown Strutters parade, and food trucks. The markets and galleries will display historical posters describing the rich history of arts entrepreneurship in the District. We’ll finish up with an in-depth speaker panel on arts entrepreneurship (4 to 5 pm at Cecy’s) and a closing reception beginning after the panel.