Artsplosure Announces “Second Sunday City mARTket Fair”

City Market Raleigh

Artsplosure is bringing its expertise to a series of warm weather month art and craft markets in downtown Raleigh. The first “Second Sunday City mARTket Fair” will take place on Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. in City Market located at 215 Wolfe Street, Raleigh.

Artsplosure is known for its annual namesake spring festival that draws thousands to downtown Raleigh. A major feature of its spring festival is the juried Art Market, which features the talents of visual artists and fine crafters from North Carolina and nationally. The experimental “Second Sunday” fair will be similar but on a smaller scale, featuring from 20 to 40 mostly local artists in the market.

Artsplosure encourages the public to visit its market while in downtown each second Sunday of the month. This free-to-the-public art market will feature a jury-reviewed range of artists selling unique arts and crafts from painting, jewelry, woodworks and more. In addition to the art vendors, people are invited to step inside newly renovated Market Hall to join professional dancers in the styles of Bollywood, shag, ballroom and more!

About City Market

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, NC, City Market is rich in history. Opening its doors in September of 1914, the Market Hall building welcomed farmers and consumers from all regions of North Carolina, as the first market that had refrigeration and met sanitary guidelines.

Over the course of 100 years, City Market has welcomed many restaurants, shops and artists along the cobblestone streets.

About Artsplosure

Artsplosure is an independent nonprofit organization that presents arts festivals in Raleigh, including its namesake spring festival since 1980 and First Night Raleigh since 1991. Its mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public, all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Artsplosure is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on the recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission and is also supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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