Well! It looks like City Market in Raleigh is trying to compose an open arts market in Moore Square. In theory, the idea is fine, the application however, needs more work… and I’m still disappointed.
Raleigh still will not allow artists to participate in the weekly farmer’s market held on Wednesday’s due to the fact that the bureaucrats believe art will conflict with organic foods. Oy! I guess this is Raleigh’s pitiful answer to the artists screaming for open arts.
Andrew and I cruised thru Moore Square today and it was dead except for one artist who was positioned under an awning in the sweltering 95º. It might have been hot, but there wasn’t an ongoing venue within the square that would encourage folks to -at the very least- come downtown. The farmer’s market is still is a better option because the traffic from lunchtime white collars are the artist’s optimal customers.