September 21 & 22
Durham, North Carolina
Presented By: Durham Arts Council
Deadline: May 1
Notification Date: June 7
Application Fee: $30 Single Booth: 10'x10' $225, Double Booth: 10'x20' $450, Corner Space Premium: $75, Electricity: $75
Now in its 45th year, CenterFest Arts Festival is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's vibrant Downtown District, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists and visitors. CenterFest's vibe is complemented by Durham's acclaimed "foodie" culture, dynamic entertainment and historic districts, and a cutting edge creative community.
CenterFest 2018 was ranked #56 by Sunshine Artist 2018 Fine Art Fairs. CenterFest is particularly lauded by exhibitors for its artist services amenities, including complimentary breakfast, lunch delivered to artist tents, attentive staff, abundant volunteers, booth sitters, free nearby reserved artist parking, easy load-in/load-out, overnight security, and cash merit prizes. Expected attendance at the festival is 34,000+ guests.
CenterFest boasts strong media partnerships with radio, television and regional newspapers, as well as marketing support from Discover Durham, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Durham Inc.
Returning artists are rejuried every three years. All artists (whether returning or new) must submit an online application with images and application fee to be considered for CenterFest 2019.