Reason number 22 to visit Greater Raleigh during 31 Days of Art: Greater Raleigh has more than 40 art-related venues and attractions.

Did you know that October is National Arts & Humanities month–the largest annual coast-to-coast collective recognition of culture in the nation? And Greater Raleigh is celebrating with 31 Days of Art, which culminates with ARTStober: an arts open house at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Artstober is a great way to sample many of Greater Raleigh's artful offerings all in one place.

More about Artstober:

WHAT: A sampler of the types of performances available throughout the year, plus activities for kids.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, noon to 5pm.

FEATURING: Marbles Kids Museum; an Instrument Zoo (with PineCone and the N.C. Symphony); make-your-own tutu table with the Carolina Ballet; N.C. Opera; Theatre Raleigh; N.C. Theatre; North Carolina Master Chorale; Performance Edge; Theatre in the Park; Raleigh Chamber Music Guild; the N.C. Museum of Art; Triangle Philharmonic; Carolina Youth Ballet; food trucks and more.

FEE: Events are free unless otherwise noted.

PLUS: It’s held as the same time the N.C. State Fair and is part of Greater Raleigh’s 31 Days of Art!

During your stay, keep in mind that the Raleigh Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts are all within toe-tapping steps of one another. These interlinking facilities are a cultural centerpiece of downtown Raleigh, irresistibly blending entertainment and convenience for convention-goers and visitors alike. Come experience the energy of the arts for yourself!

-Kristy Stevenson