Arts Commission

Raleigh Arts

If you would like to be considered for service on the Arts Commission, please complete the online interest form.

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, established in 1977, serves as the leading force to champion the arts with Raleigh citizens and their representatives.

The Arts Commission proudly holds the distinction of being the first municipal arts commission created in North Carolina. Serving as the official advisory body and advocate for the arts to the City Council, the Arts Commission is dedicated to the ongoing goal of connecting people to the arts and building a vital and ever-expanding creative community for Capital City residents and visitors.




Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Meetings are held in Room 305 on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.




  • Held on the third Tuesday of each month 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Open to the public.
  • For more information or to request an item for the agenda contact Raleigh Arts.

View all upcoming Arts Commission events.


View past meeting agendas and minutes by visiting BoardDocs and searching for Arts Commission.

City Staff Liaisons

Staffer / Email Department Phone Number
Sarah Powers Raleigh Arts 919-996-4685
Sandi Sullivan Raleigh Arts 919-996-4684


Arts Commission Executive Committee

View all upcoming Arts Commission Executive Committee events.


Art, Education, and Collections Committee

The Art, Education, and Collections Committee encourage and oversee temporary public art projects, community art programs, and arts education initiatives. They are charged with review and approval of acquisitions to the Municipal Art Collection, citizen-initiated public art projects, and donations of artwork to the City.

Meetings are held in Room 303 of the Raleigh Municipal Building (RMB) on the first Thursday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

View all upcoming Art, Education, and Collections Committee events.


Arts Events

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