Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Design Expo Raleigh '06 will be a two week celebration of the incredible designers who call the Triangle home and all the innovative work being created here. The theme for this year's inaugural event is "Hidden Gems: Great Design in Our Own Backyard." We have a powerful and wonderful design community - it's time for the rest of the world to know about it.

The purpose of Design Expo Raleigh is to present great design to the public and to give designers, both professionals and students, a forum to display and discuss their work. A unique showcase of applied arts coming together as a whole, Design Expo Raleigh promotes broader awareness of many different design disciplines and creates an opportunity for local designers to network with each other, students, and the public.

Among the diverse applied arts to be represented at Design Expo Raleigh '06 are Animation, Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Textile/Fashion Design. Our main Exhibition '06 will showcase exhibits from each discipline. In addition, there will be lectures featuring both the educational and professional aspects of each discipline, and tours of specific projects giving the public and other designers a unique perspective on a designer's creation. Also scheduled are gala receptions, a fashion show, and a Designer Market allowing designers to sell their works directly to the public.

It is the goal of Design Expo Raleigh '06 to stimulate dialogue between students of all ages, professionals, and the general public about design and its role in our lives. Come be a part of it! We are actively looking for volunteers and sponsors who want to show that great design matters to them.

Contact us for more information.

October 20 - November 4

Who will attend:
Events are open to the public. We encourage professionals and all students (university, college, high school, middle school, etc.) and all of those interested in design to participate.

Official Website: http://www.dxraleigh.com/

Added by catalpa on June 6, 2006