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You will find all of our contact information here. Please fill out the form below or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

First Night Raleigh is presented by Artsplosure, a nonprofit arts presenter, whose mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Postal Mail:
Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival, Inc.
PO Box 391
Raleigh, NC 27602-0391

Phone: 919.832.8699

Fax: 919.832.0890

For additional information and updates, connect with us online:

Facebook: @firstnightraleigh

Twitter: @fnraleigh

Instagram: @firstnightraleigh

2017 © Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival, Inc.

The First Night® Raleigh program is subject to change.


Artsplosure is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Make a tax-deductible donation to support the mission of Artsplosure online, or by mailing a donation to the address above.

Volunteer today! To reach the Volunteer Coordinator, you may send a message via the “Volunteer” tab below.

General Inquiries

Upload your completed Art Putt application here:

Artsplosure Professional Staff & First Night Raleigh Production Team

Executive Director
Michael Lowder

Program Director
Terri Dollar

Marketing & Promotions Manager
Cameron Laws

Business Manager, Development & Volunteer Coordinator
Glynda Westerbeek

Vendor Coordinator & Development Assistant
Emily Henderson

Admission Button Sales Manager
Natalie Garfield

Children’s Celebration Coordinator
Leatha Koefler

Technical Supervisor
Cameron Duncan

Production Assistants
Connor Lillis

University & High School Interns
Amira Ishak & Erin Wadsworth

Sign and Banner Coordinator
Nicole Rowe, The Sign Shop of the Triangle

Honorary Chairs
Lucy & David Fountain

Artsplosure Board of Directors, 2015-2016

Lori Vitale, President
Vitale Family Law

Caroline Russell, Vice President

Linda Lillis, Secretary
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Julie Wood, Treasurer
Office of Frank Daniels, Jr.

Tom Hester, Immediate Past-President
Hester & Company

Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
The Glenwood Agency

Steve Bryan
American Institute of CPAs

Britt Carter
Fleishman Hillard International Communications

Carolyn Carter
NC State University

Clymer Cease
Clark Nexsen

Nick DiColandrea
Communities in Schools of Durham

Woody Dicus
Progress Energy (Retired)

Christopher Dumais
MRI of Raleigh

Liz Hedrick 
Smith Moore Leatherwood Law Firm

Kacy Hunt 
Williams Mullen Law Firm

Noel James
The ArtsCenter of Carrboro

Benji Jones
Smith Anderson Law Firm

Shelley Kelly

Lee Kirby
Smith Anderson Law Firm

Thomas Miller

Antonia Peck
Smith Moore Leatherwood Law Firm

Crystal Sadler
Local Government Federal Credit Union

Chuck Stewart
Tumbling Colors

Shan Teel
First Citizens Bank

Tabitha Zane
Highwoods Properties

Cynthia von der Lehr
Duke Home Care & Hospice

Mary-Ann Baldwin, Ex Officio
Raleigh City Council

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