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Artsplosure Announces Astro Botanicals Garden Of Light For WRAL First Night Raleigh 2020

Artsplosure, the presenter of WRAL First Night Raleigh 2020, today announced the Astro Botanicals Garden of Light art installation sponsored by Fidelity Investments will open to the public in Moore Square on December 28 and December 31.

Created by artist Stan Clark, the Astro Botanicals Garden of Light is a series of larger-than-life, inflatable sculptures shaped to replicate classic ornamental flowers created by artist Stan Clark. When fully inflated and illuminated, these color-changing flowers are highly visible day or night and aim to promote creative play and symbiotic awareness.

Coming to Raleigh from California, the Garden of Light will be available to experience for two days only on December 28 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on December 31 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Artsplosure invites patrons to enter the garden of 12 sculptures in Moore Square to enjoy at their leisure during these hours.

A WRAL First Night Raleigh 2020 pass is required for entry. Passes are on sale now for $11* when purchased in advance (*plus local and state sales tax) at area Harris Teeter stores or online at Passes will cost $15 onsite on December 31 and include access to WRAL First Night Raleigh 2020 festivities throughout the downtown footprint from 2 p.m. to midnight.

Artsplosure is proud to add this unique installation to the WRAL First Night Raleigh experience with the help of Fidelity Investments.

“Fidelity has made it possible for our audience to take full advantage of the rich array of arts and entertainment opportunities available at First Night Raleigh,” said Michael Lowder, Artsplosure Executive Director. “They have also made it possible for Artsplosure to integrate new innovative, artistic technologies into our programs.”

Creator Stan Clark is a fabric artist sewing giant sculptures and small toys. He grew up in the forests of the Midwest and moved to California to share his vision.

A complete list of the full line-up of First Night performances and special activities can be found at

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