SPARKcon strives to be a hub of creativity, art & design in the City of Oaks. For four days It fills the city with passionate artists, musicians, dancers, film producers, fashion designers and more. It's goal is to be an annual creative explosion every third weekend of September in Raleigh, NC.
SPARKcon is a showcase of talent and ideas from the Triangle of NC. It was founded in 2006 by Designbox and Aly Khalifa to celebrate, showcase, and influence the local creative community. SPARKcon uses an open organizational concept to empower diverse creatives to inspire all sorts of community leaders.
SPARKcon is currently a program lead by VAE, a Raleigh non-profit whose goal is to support emerging talent and connect the community through the arts.
Each year lead by over 50 organizers, hundreds of local artists are showcased, hundreds of volunteers are assisting, and thousands of attendees take part and marvel at the works constructed. All of these people are what makes SPARKcon such a unique experience.