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Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market – Call for Artists

Artsplosure will present an artist’s market as part of Wide Open Bluegrass, a major public festival component of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Jul 2016

The Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market will be held Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market is an intimate showcase designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic art community and feature unique artisans from across the United States. Local artists and craftsmen, and those who sell works that will appeal to a music-loving audience, are encouraged to apply. The World of Bluegrass event will attract over 6,000 traditional music performers, presenters, and fans in addition to over 75,000 local attendees anticipated for the two-day Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market

The event is presented in partnership with IBMA, the City of Raleigh, Greater Raleigh Convention Visitors Bureau, and PineCone -The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.

Artsplosure is Raleigh’s nonprofit art and cultural events production studio. We are curators, collaborators, and risk-takers dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing rich cultural experiences to the community we serve. With each of our events, we hope to inspire, entertain, inform, celebrate, create, and share. We aim to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

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