Centerfest in Downtown Durham was more fun than ever this year. With 163 artists, plus bands, spoken word performances, drum circles, dancers, and even aerial performances from the Durham Ballet Theatre.
Centerfest 2017: A Photo Essay
by: Chrystal Kelly
A wide array of disciplines were represented among the many unique artists that participated including (but not limited to): painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers, potters, designers, illustrators, needle felters, and metal smiths.
The Durham Arts Council’s Kiddie Village included six different types of bouncy houses
a train for the kids to ride
a drum circle that gave the kids a chance to play the drums, too
a opportunity for them to use a potter’s wheel,
And, of course, The Scrap Exchange was there providing a table and their trademark big blue tubs full of free goodies for the kids to sift through and find the components of their choice to craft with.
As always, it was the people that were the real highlight, and Durham showed up and showed out.
Chrystal Kelly is a Durham based, concept driven, photographer. She specializes in creative portraiture and fine art photography. See more of her work at Shattering Light Photography.