Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza

Arts Alive on Lichtin Plaza

Plans are are progressing for the third event in the Arts Alive series ­ Art on the Edge. This is a new and exciting festival for not only Raleigh, but the state of North Carolina.

Art on the Edge will be held Thursday through Saturday, August 21-23, 2008 at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts with events located on Lichtin Plaza and inside Fletcher Opera Theatre. Lichtin Plaza will come alive during the three-day festival with Levity III, a 10,000-square foot luminarium created by England’s Architects of Air. Adults and children are invited to step inside the tunnel of light and color Thursday through Saturday. Strange Fruit, Australia’s renown performing arts company, will present “Swoon!”, a unique fusion of theatre, comedy, and circus with actors perched four-meters in the air on Lichtin Plaza. Four great local bands will perform live on the plaza Thursday evening, including Birds of Avalon, The Cartridge Family, The Huguenots, and Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies.

Fletcher Opera Theatre will also showcase amazing talent, including the comedy of El Gleno Grande and the music of The Old Ceremony on Friday evening. Performances by local theatre companies will take place inside the theatre on Saturday, with North Carolina Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre, and Theatre in the Park set to perform their latest productions.

For ticket information and a complete schedule of events, please visit

Thanks to Artsplosure for this capcom story & photo.


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