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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

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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.

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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 & Hedi Stack

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
Samantha and Greg Hatem

Artsplosure Board of Directors, 2017-2018

Carolina Russell, President
Quest Academy

Kacy Hunt, Vice President
NC Department of Transportation

Elizabeth Hedrick, Secretary
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Thomas Miller, Treasurer
SunTrust Wealth Management

Lori Vitale, Immediate Past-President
Vitale Family Law

Ann-Cabell Baum
The Glenwood Agency

Clymer Cease
Clark Nexsen

Christopher Dumais

Tom Hester
Hester & Company

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Shelley Kelly
Propel Marketing Group

Lee Kirby
Smith Anderson Law Firm

Cynthia von der Lehr
Duke Home Care & Hospice

Linda Lillis
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Jennifer Nusbaum
Williams Mullen

Keith Satisky
Satisky & Silverstein, LLP

Shan Teel
First Citizens Bank

Analia Wehe-Lehmann
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby’s

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