Each year ideaSPARK influences the area, including the design of Raleigh City Plaza and the inclusion of local designers in city proposal requests.

  • PechaKucha Vol. 21 on Sept 17th at 6:15pm ::  ZINDA ::  Register now!  Get into it with fast-action presentations of 20 slides / 20 seconds per slide. We have a large audience attendance at this event so be sure to register and get this opening event on your calendar. Music by Eye d’Neau.  Register now! FREE general admission. Or be a VIP. VIP’s enjoy reserved, front, fancy seats, pre-show party & SPARK X Goodies.

    Learn more about PechaKucha 20 x 20 fast talks > HERE. Visit our YouTube channel. Got an idea for a talk? Our next event theme is “I made this” SUBMIT HERE.

  • SPEAKeasy on Sept 19th at 4:30pm :: Deep South :: Register Now! Also ok to walk-in. Come on out to our SPEAKeasy and enjoy late afternoon craft-m/cocktails. While you are chillax-n, stop by our audio booth where you can make a recording of your voice (we will have prompt questions for you) all of which will upload to StoryCorps.me and become part of  history. All interviews uploaded to the platform during the first year of the program will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Learn more here > https://storycorps.me/
  • historySPARK on Sept 19th 10ap -5pm :: City of Raleigh Museum :: Living History Demonstrations


  • Pottery Demonstration: Sid Luck, 5th generation potter will be in the museum lobby turning pottery. Luck’s Ware continues the ancient art of wheel-thrown pottery near Seagrove, the “Pottery Capitol” of North Carolina. His pottery is observed in the shape of many old time functional stoneware pieces such as candle holders, churns, jugs, pitchers, and teapots. Visitors can sit at the wheel and try their hand at turning alongside Mr. Luck.
  • Weaving Demonstration: Local weavers will be demonstrating and discussing weaving and textiles in the 18th century as well as spinning on a wheel. Visitors will get the opportunity to weave on a table loom or try their hand at spinning.
  • Lace Tatting Demonstrations: The Tri-Tatters are a group in and around central North Carolina who meet once a month to tat & talk. Lace tatting is a technique dating back to the early 19th century of crafting lace with knots and loops.
  • Crafts & Games: Mordecai Historic Park, once site of the largest plantation in Wake County, will be discussing antebellum Raleigh as well as leading kids in early 1800s crafts and games.



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