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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
Cameron Laws

Marketing Director
Amanda Bittner

Business Manager
Glynda Westerbeek

Art Market & Vendor Manager
Hannah Liebel

Production Supervisor
Cameron Duncan

Children’s Celebration Coordinator
Deanna Privette

Ticket Sales Manager
Heidi Stack

Honorary Chair
Ann-Cabell Baum

Artsplosure Board of Directors, 2019-2020

Kacy Hunt, President
NC Department of Transportation

Elizabeth Hedrick, Vice President
Fox Rothschild LLP

Christopher Dumais, Secretary

James Hayne, Treasurer
Hayne, CPA, PLLC

Caroline Russell, Immediate Past President
Quest Academy

Ann-Cabell Baum
The Glenwood Agency

Clymer Cease
Clark Nexsen

Thomas H. Coker
South State Bank

Jessica Green
Fox Rothschild LLP

Tom Hester
Hester & Company

Andrew Johnson
Red Hat

Lee Kirby
Smith Anderson Law Firm

Cynthia von der Lehr
Duke Home Care & Hospice

Adrian Lightbourne
Adrian Lightbourne Insurance

Linda Lillis
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Lonnie Ward McNeill
Ward’s Fruit and Produce, Inc.

Jennifer Nusbaum

Jim Rothschild

Shan Teel
First Citizens Bank

Lori Vitale
Vitale Family Law

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