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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Centerfest is on...Saturday and Sunday 

North Carolina's largest art festival, Centerfest, takes it back to the streets of Durham, this Saturday and Sunday. After years of exile to parking lots and satellite locations, the 38th annual Centerfest returns to the downtown Durham loop. Traffic will be blocked off along Main Street, West Chapel Hill Street, Morris Street and Corcoran Street from Saturday morning through Sunday evening. This map gives you some idea.

See a close-up here.

It is a take back the streets weekend for Durham's citizenry. Ride the bus, bike, walk; the streets will be given over to art, music and children.

There will be 130 renown artists, including eighteen from Durham, showcasing their wares. There will be sixty-three different live performing acts. There will be more than forty Durham area non-profit, government and civic organizations, along with a Creative Community Expo...including the Clarion Content.

We are partnering with local fave, Dolly's Vintage, to sponsor a Durham photobooth. Get your picture taken under the Clarion Content banner wearing a wig, or perhaps a fake moustache and some goofy glasses, or maybe a stole, or a boa, all from Dolly' Vintage on Main Street.

Many other local retailers and restaurants along the streets will be participating in their own way. What an opportunity to do the Durham Tapas crawl, everyone has been suggesting... or to pop in and grab a snack at Toast... or to try the new Cupcake Bar, just open in Five Points...stop by The Carrack Modern Art...slip into Loaf or sidle into Scratch...investigate if Alley 26 is open and more and more.

Our photobooth will be right here, by the main stage, in Major the Bull's Plaza.

This is it Durham, the epicenter of our cultural renaissance. On foot!

There will also be two "Creative Kids Zones" providing scads of hands-on arts activities and entertainment for the young people. There will be a bike valet, a beer garden, and Bull City Connector service directly to the festival.

These are your streets. Live it up this weekend Durham!

And while you are at it, don't miss The Cookery's Front Room opening Saturday from 12pm to 3pm, a hop, skip and a jump away down West Chapel Hill Street, a great event for a good cause.

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