The Cooke Street Carnival is this coming Saturday, October 13th in Raleigh. I was invited to contribute an art board for the event. Here is a picture of it in my studio:
From the Cooke Street Carnival website:
Cooke Street Carnival is a grassroots neighborhood festival that happens each Fall on Cooke Street which is located in the Idlewild Neighborhood, just a few blocks East of Historic Oakwood in Downtown Raleigh (MAP HERE). The event was inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival in London, Mardi Gras in London, and Chinese Carnivals, as well as your typical Fall Festivals/Carnivals that happen all around the South each year.
Each year, the Cooke Street Carnival brings together over 5,000 of Raleigh’s citizens to celebrate local arts, culture and music. Over 30 Raleigh art vendors, local food trucks, beer vendors, multiple bands and a large group of artists and circus performers are expected to participate in the event. Local bands Bombadil, Lonnie Walker, Professor Toon and The Spacemen will headline the entertainment which will also include a dunking booth, a Peep Flamingo eating contest, a slow bike race sponsored by Oak City Cycling Project, artist created photo-opp boards, a bunch of activities for the kids and other carnival inspired antics.
Each year, The Cooke Street Carnival picks a locally based charity to sponsor and this year it will be the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. So bring out your canned foods and look forward to having a fun Fall time at the carnival.
More info on their website here: http://cookestreetcarnival.com/