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The Art of Cool Festival 2018 has been acquired by our friends The DOME Group, LLC, to produce our biggest festival yet in time for our 5th Anniversary! Our celebration will take place September 28-29, 2018 in downtown Durham.

AOCFEST is proud to say we are a Durham born and bred festival! The AOC team is working hard to create a phenomenal experience for new and returning Art of Cool Festival attendees. Our educational offerings, Innovate Your Cool and Start of Cool, are preparing amazing programming during the 5th Anniversary AOCFEST in September. IYC/Start of Cool continue to impact the Durham community under the Art of Cool Project 501c3 umbrella.

We are excited to welcome Cooligans from near and far to celebrate our 5th year in existence.  We look forward to seeing you there!