Glimpse of Artsplosure 2017 – 3 day event in Downtown Raleigh held last weekend. Organized in 1978 by Raleigh Arts Commission – first festival took place in 1980. Artsplosure is also responsible for several other events, including First Night® Raleigh, Jazz & Blue Music Festival and the African American Cultural Festival. Once again proving Raleigh is a very cool city. Lots of Fun!