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CenterFest is This Weekend

Posted September 10, 2007 3:48 p.m. EDT

The weather is going to cool off later this week -- just in time for a bunch of weekend events.  I'm trying to get you out of the house! 

Check out CenterFest in Durham, which runs Saturday and Sunday in the Central Park District.

CenterFest is an institution.  It started 34 years ago and has grown into the largest arts and community festival in Durham.  It's also the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina.  The Durham Arts Council organizes the event.

You'll see scores of visual artists selling their wares.  Sherry DeVries, the executive director of the Durham Arts Council, tells me that artists have to be present at their booths.  You'll get to meet them and discuss their art.

In addition to all of that art, you can enjoy the food, three stages of music and entertainment and lots of fun for the kids.  While you're there in the Central Park District, check out all of the art galleries, studios and new restaurants popping up.  You can also visit Durham's new farmers market.

DeVries says she expects up to 30,000 visitors this year.  It's a tremendous effort to organize the event, and they'll start planning the 2008 CenterFest in a couple of weeks!

CenterFest is an affordable good time.  The organizers ask for a $4 donation ($12 for a family of four or more).


Capitol Broadcasting and our sister stations, Fox 50 and Mix 101.5, are proud to sponsor the event. 

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