The Research Triangle Park

The future of great ideas

a seminar held at Research Triangle Park

Events Calendar


SPARKcon 2012


9/13/2012 - 9/16/2012


Visual Art Exchange | Raleigh Arts Commission
United Arts Council | North Carolina Arts Council


SPARKcon is a showcase of creativity, talent and ideas of "The Creative Hub of the South," the Triangle of NC.

SPARKcon is a program of Visual Art Exchange, a Raleigh non-profit whose mission is to support emerging artists and connect the community to the arts.

SPARKcon's "creative potluck" of SPARKs or creative themes such as art, music, film, fashion, geek, circus, etc. is put together by passionate individuals who volunteer their expertise and are deeply embedded in a specific local scene. Using a combination of networking and open calls for participants, organizers create diverse and representative events to show off local talent and connect disparate creative scenes. SPARKcon grows every time a new person gets involved with a SPARK category, creating their own event, or joining in to help an existing one. It's an open-source, "for the people, by the people" approach with an intentionally dynamic focus.

September 2012 will be our seventh annual SPARKcon. We're still a loose association of volunteers open to any passionate individual or group who wants to get involved. We're still grass roots—our money comes from our pockets and the pockets of others excited to support local creativity. The ideas and showcases come from inspired people who have the ingenuity to say "What if...?" and the motivation to then help make it happen. 

Find out more about events for each SPARK at the event website.


Various Locations in Downtown Raleigh
Check the Downtown Raleigh Alliance website
for Directions & Parking info