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.

Phone: 919.832.8699
Fax: 919.832.0890
Postal Mail:
PO Box 391
Raleigh, NC 27602

Volunteer today! To reach the Volunteer Coordinator, you may email or call 919.832.8699, ext. 805.


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.


Artsplosure Professional Staff and First Night Raleigh 2015 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
Crosby Lupton

Admission Button Sales Manager
Natalie Garfield

Children’s Celebration Coordinator
Leatha Koefler

Technical Supervisor
Kemp English

Production Assistants
Connor Lillis, Bailey Griffin

Signage Coordinator
Nicole Rowe, The Sign Shop of the Triangle

Honorary Chairs
Nancy and Ron McFarlane


Artsplosure Board of Directors, 2014-2015
Lori Vitale, President
Caroline Russell, Vice President
Linda Lillis, Secretary
Julie Wood, Treasurer
Tom Hester, Immediate Past President
Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
Steve Bryan
Britt Carter
Carolyn Carter
Clymer Cease
Nick DiColandrea
Woody Dicus
Christopher Dumais
Liz Hedrick
Kacy Hunt
Noel James
Benji Jones
Shelley Kelly
Lee Kirby
Thomas Miller
Toni Peck
Crystal Sadler
Chuck Stewart
Shan Teel
Tabitha Zane
Mary-Ann Baldwin, Ex Officio