PBaRt 2015

June 2015: PBaRt Show + Warehouse District Block Party

FIRST FRIDAY OPENING June 5 :: 6-11p RUNS June 5 – June 26 :: weekdays 11a-4p Designbox is using the 300 block of W. Martins Street for the 6th annual PBaRt Show + circusSPARK Fundraiser on June 5, 2015 from 6-11pm.  This unique street party celebrates downtown creativity with PBR-themed art, music, live painting, food trucks, a parkour stunt show and circus …

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FF June: PBaRt Show + circusSPARK

FIRST FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2014 : 6-10p Weekdays thru JUNE 27, 2014 : 11a–4p Join us for the 5th annual PBaRt Show + circusSPARK Fundraiser, a mini-warehouse-district-street-festival with circus performers, food trucks, craft vendors, a 90’s dance party and a PBR-themed Art Show. Over the last 5 years, the PBaRt show + circusSPARK Fundraiser has morphed into one of downtown Raleigh’s …

January 8 2014: The Power of Public Creativity, with speaker Sarah Powers

Sarah Powers, the director of Visual Art Exchange (VAE) and SPARKcon, will be speaking today about how VAE puts on an undefined creative festival, SPARKcon, now in it’s 8th year. That “undefinition” enables true creativity to blossom, creating a framework wherein people can experiment with how to engage with the public and how to showcase work and ideas. Sarah is a fine artist …

RTRP: State of the Region 2012 “Cross Pollination” VIDEO

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), “State of the Region” video has just launched! Aly Khalifa, of Gamil Design was a featured expert in the video, and Designbox was location for some of the video footage. If you watch carefully you’ll see cameos of other Designbox members: Fredrick Perman, of The Product Farm; Beth Khalifa, Britt Freeman, & Jennafer Pettit …

Announcing Designbox 3

Designbox moves to a new space with a refined focus on creative community   Designbox has moved to its third location at 307 West Martin Street—just a block away from the space they occupied for the last five years. The new locale features an inviting storefront and window display, an upgraded gallery and retail store presence, and a dedicated project …

Aly Khalifa Awarded Eisenhower Fellowship

Aly Khalifa, owner of Gamil Design, has been awarded a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for 2012. “Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community – a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world.” …

SPARKcon DOWNload

Designbox Celebrates SPARKcon 2009 SPARKcon 2009 was a huge success thanks to the efforts of 1200 performers and many hundreds of organizers and volunteers. We are still trying to capture how many people participated, but we think it might approach 30,000 people. Come to Designbox and bring your digital footage, pictures, videos, thoughts, and stories on SPARKcon 2009. Bring one …

Taste of SPARKcon!

In the last two years SPARKcon has grown to become one of the most free-form organic celebrations of local talent and creativity in the Triangle. SPARKcon ’08 promises to deliver on that reputation while still pushing its own limits. Come and sample some the things you will experience at SPARKcon this year. -paintings by Rob Logic -photographs of previous SPARKcon’s …