Spark Con gears up for a second year
What makes our creative class start fires?

BY ZACK SMITH



A model shows off a dress by Marie Cordella in last year’s fashionSPARK program.
Photo by Bruce Deboer

Imagine that Raleigh is the buzzing center of culture in the South, a place that carries the one-word cachet of “Austin” or “Portland” or “Seattle.” It seems a stretch, but there is indeed a vibrant and ambitious creative community in the state’s capital that is looking to boost the city’s image.

A year ago, a group of Raleigh creative professionals decided to start a cultural conference called Spark Con that would showcase the achievements and aspirations of the artists and impresarios of Raleighwood.

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