September 19-20, 2020
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Extended Application Deadline 6/1/20 

Call to Artists
WHAT: 46th Annual  CenterFest Arts Festival presented by the Durham Arts Council
WHERE: Center City Historic District, Durham, NC
WHEN:  September 19-20, 2020 |  Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 11am-5pm
*Limited to 150 artists
*Estimated attendance 34,000
*Optional Friday Load-in - $75 fee
*Electric - Limited Availability $75
*Easy Load in/Load out
*Free parking
*24 hour police security 
*Discounted rates at sponsor hotel
*Ranked #56 by Sunshine Artist 2018 Fine Art Fairs
*1 complimentary breakfast and lunch per booth per day
*Merit awards totaling $2,500
*Artists and images listed and linked on CenterFest website for 11 months
*Friendly and supportive staff and amazing volunteers
*Booth sitting
*Jury Fee: $35
*Booth Fee: 10'x10' $250; 10'x20' $500; Corner additional $75

COVID-19 Policy:
Durham Arts Council is currently planning to hold CenterFest 2020. In light of the current uncertainty we are extending the deadline to apply to June 1. If we do have to cancel the festival, any booth fees collected will be refunded.

Now in its 46th year, CenterFest Arts Festival is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown District, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists and visitors. CenterFest was ranked #56 by  Sunshine Artist 2018 Fine Art Fairs.  CenterFest is particularly lauded by exhibitors for its artist services amenities.
Durham's recent Creative Vitality Index score indicates Durham has grown to be a top creative community in the United States. CenterFest 2020 will position the festival as a national caliber signature event for Durham. All aspects of the festival, including culinary arts components drawn from Durham's acclaimed "foodie" culture, exciting entertainment and historic districts, and a cutting edge creative community, will highlight the high quality of the visual artists and the sophistication of the creative class demographic.

Application Deadline: June  1, 2020
Artist Notification: June 26, 2020
Booth Fee Due: July 31, 2020

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