SPARKcon 2019

  • Dates: October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Presenting Organization: Visual Art Exchange
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.828.7834
  • Times: See website for specific event times
  • Admission: Free

About

SPARKcon, the totally-weird, totally-awesome creativity festival that takes over downtown Raleigh each Sept., is truly a grassroots event. The "for the people, by the people" approach uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved each year. Dance, fashion, music, film, food—if you can name it, you can find an event for it at the festival that spans nearly 15 city blocks. The festival has taken big steps to make it even more accessible for individuals with disabilities, including independent wayfinding navigation with BlindSquare, sensory-friendly packs, a SPARKcon Access Guide (available at the info tent and on the cubes at every intersection) and more (get details here).