Centerfest 2017
Photo Essay

Centerfest Drum Circle photo by Chrystal Kelly

Centerfest Drum Circle photo by Chrystal Kelly

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

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

Durham Ballet Aerialist photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Tea Cup Gin photo by Chrystal Kelly

Tea Cup Gin photo 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.

Emerging Artist Adir Carroll photo by Chrystal Kelly

Emerging Artist, Adir Carroll photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Centerfest 2017 photo by Chrystal Kelly

Centerfest 2017 photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Storyteller Anita Woodley photo by Chrystal Kelly

Storyteller Anita Woodley photo by Chrystal Kelly

The Durham Arts Council’s Kiddie Village included six different types of bouncy houses

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

a train for the kids to ride

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

face painting

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Samiyrah and Derrick pose for a post face painting photo by Chrystal Kelly

Samiyrah and Derrick pose for a post face painting photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

a drum circle that gave the kids a chance to play the drums, too

a opportunity for them to use a potter’s wheel,

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

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.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

As always, it was the people that were the real highlight, and Durham showed up and showed out.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

Nico, Malik, and Sadie in a photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Nathania photo by Chrystal Kelly

Nathania photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Dana King and Samantha's Mom photo by Chrystal Kelly

Dana King and Samantha’s Mom photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Debbie and Cynthia enjoying the day and some lunch photo by Chrystal Kelly

Debbie and Cynthia enjoying the day and some lunch photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Young artist Samantha photo by Chrystal Kelly

Young artist Samantha photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Navy Vet Matt Jenkins photo by Chrystal Kelly

Navy Vet Matt Jenkins photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

Chilling with Major the Bull photo by Chrystal Kelly

Chilling with Major the Bull photo by Chrystal Kelly

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.

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