SPARKcon, an annual street festival in downtown Raleigh provides a venue to showcase the creativity of the Triangle, featuring local talent and uniting multi-medium artists for one weekend of collaboration and expression. Katie and Kaci from Imagine Circus co-founded the sub-spark circusSPARK over eight years ago and it has grown ever since as a space for circus enthusiasts— amateurs and professionals— to perform together and share their art form with the larger community. A 100% grassroots, open source festival, all performances are donated and shared out of the desire to create art and inspire others.

This year, Imagine Circus performed in City Plaza alongside the larger circus community of individual performers, movement studios and production companies. Imagine Circus performers participated in the Friday night Fashion Show, the MainStage Showcase, and the Fire Conclave, the Saturday “Elemental Circus” debut and Justin VS Brittany Fire Show, as well as the Sunday Stilt Parade and banana dance!  If you would like to get involved next year, be sure to check out!

Check these excellent photos from some of our favorite local photographers:
Slater Mapp
Paul Cory
Tom Barta
Fon Denton, Image That Photography
Light on a Hill Photography
Andy Petesch
Mark Thomas, MC Thomas Photography
Dawn Willis
Melissa Theil
Willa Stein

circusSPARK Showcase

Neon Glow Fashion & Mainstage Show

Fire Show & Conclave
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