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DurhamDivaInRaleigh

Centerfest in Durham

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Is it me, or is this festival starting to sort of suck? I don't know what it is, it just isn't that good anymore to me. Also, they don't even really advertise like Artsplosure does-you just kind of hear from a friend or something that "Centerfest is next weekend", and it's like, "It is? I didn't hear anything about it".

Am I the only one who feels this way?

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Forgive my ignorance, but what is Centerfest?

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HA HA HA! :D You demonstrated EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Centerfest is sort of like an Artsplosure-type event. It used to be pretty big, but over the past decade or so it has just fizzled out. I can't figure out why, and I even sent the Durham Arts Council an e-mail offering some suggestions and offering to volunteer, but I never heard back.

In the weeks leading up to Artsplosure, you hear commercials on the radio and there is usually a massive ad in the Independant and in the area newspapers. I haven't been hearing anything lately about Centerfest.

Given Durham's huge arts community, the event should be OFF THE CHAIN.

Having said that, Festival for the Eno seems to be growing...

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Is it me, or is this festival starting to sort of suck? I don't know what it is, it just isn't that good anymore to me. Also, they don't even really advertise like Artsplosure does-you just kind of hear from a friend or something that "Centerfest is next weekend", and it's like, "It is? I didn't hear anything about it".

Am I the only one who feels this way?

I've only been in Durham for a few years now, but the past few Centerfests seemed to be well attended. They may have lost a few folks last year when they moved it over to West Village II area, but it was a cool venue. Has there been a marked decrease in number of vendors and attendance from the past?

It certainly wouldn't hurt to advertise it more. I was never sure how well-known it was outside of Durham.

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I think they need to either take it up a notch, or scale back and make it really great for what it is. But that really can't be accomplished (nor will anyone really truly enjoy it) until DTD is "finished".

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