We’re At The Center of The Centerfest Arts Festival

Centerfest Arts Festival September 21 & 22; Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast; Map of Durham

Don’t miss the 45th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival here in Downtown Durham. This festival is North Carolina’s longest running outdoor arts festival with judges. Located in historic central downtown Durham near Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.

This event happens Saturday September 21 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday September 22 from 11 am to 5 pm. Donations support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council. 

Over 100 Visual Artists have been selected to participate in the Arts Festival this year. Much of what is for sale was made with salvage, forgotten, or antique objects as well as reclaimed, recycled, and organic materials. There is a wide variety of items to choose from, including:

  • Abstract art
  • Accessories
  • Acrylic paintings
  • Animal art
  • Art boxes
  • Birdhouses
  • Bracelets
  • Clay works
  • Cloth napkins
  • Digital photography
  • Earrings
  • Flutes
  • Glass mosaics
  • Guitars
  • Handbags
  • Handwoven apparel
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Metal art and jewelry
  • Necklaces
  • Oil paintings
  • Pottery
  • Scarves
  • Sculptures
  • Stained Glass
  • Tote bgs
  • Towels
  • Vases
  • Vessels
  • Wall art
  • Watercolor paintings
  • Wooden furniture and art

There are multiple stages featuring incredible entertainment. The 5 Points Stage, The Stage at Bull McCabes, CenterFest Oasis Stage, Main Dance Stage at CCB Plaza, and the Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza.

The 2019 Centerfest Arts Festival Entertainers:

  • African American Dance Ensemble
  • Alice Osborn
  • Andy Coats and The Bankwalkers
  • Barry Gray and Isabel Taylor
  • Bev and Dave Gude
  • Bob and Kirby’s Double H Bluegrass
  • Bouncing Bulldogs
  • Bruce Piephoff
  • Bull City Blues Band
  • Ceil and Dan
  • Checkerboard Suede
  • Crann Ull
  • Dackel
  • DAC Cirque de Danse
  • Dave Wiserman
  • Durham Ballet Theatre Aerialists
  • Durham Community Chorale
  • Durham Bullhorns
  • Durham Jazz Orchestra
  • Durham Street Piano Player
  • Emily Musolino
  • Empower Dance Studio
  • Erim Akpan
  • Flamenco Calle Nueve
  • Footnotes Tap Ensemble
  • Frank Pierce
  • Freylach Time
  • Gary Pullen
  • Good Rocking Sam
  • Individually Twisted
  • Jessie Lang
  • Jewel Song
  • Jim Sharkey
  • Kim Lane
  • Kirk Ridge Band
  • La Fiesta Latin Quartet
  • Little River Cloggers
  • Mad Science
  • Matthew Chambers
  • Michael Daughtry and The Drift
  • Michael Paris
  • Motiv8 Incorporated
  • My Friend Paul
  • Nathan Pope Band
  • Natyarpana School of Dance and Music
  • NC Jazz Ensemble
  • Neville’s Quarter
  • Nina’s Company Dancers
  • Pippa Hoover
  • Rafael Green
  • Regina Gale and The Bradshaw Quartet
  • Rhythm and Blue
  • Ricardo Diquez and Tropic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bonner
  • Sam Frazier and The Side Effects
  • Second Shift A Cappella
  • Sentimental Johnny
  • Scott Bouldin
  • Shaun Jay Magic
  • Stevan Jackson
  • Takiri Folclor Latino
  • Tea Cup Gin
  • The Durham Savoyards
  • The Gingersnaps
  • The Holland Brothers
  • The Silver Drummer Girl
  • Tony Low
  • Walltown Dance Company
  • XOXOK
  • Zach Drill

The Centerfest Arts Festival is where it is at. Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham are at the center of where everything is happening. 

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