First Night Raleigh is presented by Artsplosure, a nonprofit arts presenter, whose mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

Phone: 919.832.8699

Fax: 919.832.0890


Postal Mail:
PO Box 391
Raleigh, NC 27602

Volunteer today! To reach the Volunteer Coordinator, you may email or call 919.832.8699, ext. 805.

art splosureArtsplosure is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Make a tax deductible donation to support the mission of Artsplosure online, or by mailing a donation to the address above.






Artsplosure Professional Staff and First Night Raleigh 2014 Production Team
Executive Director
Michael Lowder

Program Director
Terri Dollar

Media and Vendor Coordinator
Betsy Newsome

Bookkeeper and Volunteer Coordinator
Glynda Westerbeek

Admission Button Sales Manager
Natalie Garfield

Children’s Celebration Coordinator
Jamie Butler

Technical Supervisor
Kemp English

Production Assistants
Connor Lillis, Bailey Griffin, Ruth Gibbs, Crosby Lupton

Signage Coordinator
Nicole Rowe, The Sign Shop of the Triangle

Honorary Chairs
Suzy and Richard Bryant

Artsplosure Board of Directors, 2014-2015
Tom Hester, President
Lori Vitale, Vice President
Caroline Russell, Secretary
Linda Lillis, Treasurer
Woody Dicus, Immediate Past President
Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen
Steve Bryan
Britt Carter
Clymer Cease
Christopher Dumais
Liz Hedrick
Chad Janko
John T. Jenkins II
Benji Jones
Shelley Kelly
Lee Kirby
Thomas Miller
Heather Mintz
Crystal Sadler
Chuck Stewart
Shan Teel
Julie Wood
Tabitha Zane
Mary-Ann Baldwin, Ex Officio