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Art On The Move

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Davie Street between Wilmington and Fayetteville Streets

Now in its third successful year, ART-ON-THE-MOVE places original art on the sides of twelve Raleigh CAT buses for a period of six months. All artwork were reviewed by a panel comprised of community members and representatives from the Raleigh Arts Commission and CAT. Final selections were recommended by the review panel, and approved by the Arts Commission and the Raleigh Transit Authority. The twelve selected artists are Linda Dallas, Patrick FitzGerald, Paul Friedrich, Amanda Hagemann, Jenn Hales, Ann Harwell, Lillian Jones, Sean Kernick, Justin Thornhill Phillips, Ian Sands, Amy Sawyer, and Garrett Scales.


The ART-ON-THE-MOVE buses will be officially unveiled on Saturday, May 21st at 10 AM on Davie Street as part of Artsplosure. Dignitaries and artists will be in attendance for the bus ribbon-cutting. Some of the buses will be on view from 10 am to 2 pm.


The 7th Annual Downtown Raleigh Home Tour

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tickets:  Tickets: $10 in advance online (click here to purchase) / $14 on day of the event (cash or check only)

Downtown Raleigh is a diverse, dynamic city neighborhood—a place you’ll want to call home! Discover the comforts of contemporary urban living during the 7th Annual Downtown Raleigh Home Tour on Saturday, May 21 from 10 am-6 pm. Admission passes are available at the Wachovia Capitol Building courtyard located at 150 Fayetteville Street. For more information, please visit


Music Makers with NCSKids

Marbles Kids Museum in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony

Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore all types of music at Marlbes! Be prepared to orchestrate some fun with the Instrument Zoo from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  At 11:00 am, the Fox Road Elementary School Recorder ensemble will serenade our guests.  Then, join in Harp Play with a NC Symphony harpist at 12:15.  We'll also enjoy a live performance from Ravenscroft's 4th and 5th grade choir, The Raving Ravens Singers.  Get your foot ready to tap with a boomwhacker ballyhoo and a found sound jam-session with Team Marbles.


Please note:  Regular admission applies to Marbles Kids Museum throughout Artsplosure weekend.  Music Makers is free with regular admission.  For more information, visit


Support downtown restaurants that support Artsplosure!

The Big Easy

222 Fayetteville Street

919.832.6082 /

11:00am - 2:00am, 7 Days a Week

The Big Easy - Cajun food and nightlife.


The Borough

317 W. Morgan Street, #117


4:00pm - 2:00am, 7 Days a Week

The Borough is a downtown neighborhood friendly pub with half-priced appetizers from 4pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday.


Dos Taquitos Centro

106 S. Wilmington Street

919.835.3593 /

Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm, Wed - Sat 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sat Brunch 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dos Taquitos Centro is a locally owned authentic Mexican restaurant.  We use fresh, organic and local ingredients whenever possible to provide healthy and flavorful dishes, as well as to support farmers.


McDonald's - Peace Street & McDonald's - South Street

703 W. Peace Street & 105 E. South Street

919.833.9875 / 919.833.7800

5:30am - 11pm, Monday - Saturday, 6:00am-11pm, Sunday

McDonald's has 2 downtown Raleigh locations:  South Street location across from the Progress Energy Center and the Peace Street location in the Glenwood South area.  Free WiFi available at both locations.


The Mecca Restaurant

13 E. Martin Street


Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 11:00pm, Fri & Sat 7:30am - 2:00am

The Mecca has been owned and operated by the Dombalis Family for over 80 years, serving good food with good service at reasonable prices and recently has added a full service bar.


Vic's Ristorante Italiano

331 Blake Street


Mon - Thurs 11:00am - 10:00pm, Fri & Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sun. - Private Parties

Vic's is located in the heart of Moore Square.  A family run restaurant, where we specialize in catering to all of your dinning needs.


Wilmoore Cafe

223 S. Wilmington Street


7:00am - 5:00pm

Wilmoore Cafe is the newest addition to the growing restaurant scene along South Wilmington Street.  Opened in April 2011 in a historic downtown storefront by former Cafe Udine proprietor David Fowle, the Wilmoore features excellent coffee, homemade baked goods, and fresh, locally sourced sandwiches, soups and salads.


Woody's @ City Market

205 Wolfe Street

919.833.3000 /

11:00am - 2:00am, 7 Days a Week

Inviting neighborhood tavern located in Historic City Market.  Outdoor seating on the cobblestone streets, extensive craft beer selection, large selection of comfort foods and 20 HD flat screen TV's keep people coming back again and again.

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