Artworks hang on the walls of Block Gallery at the Raleigh Municipal Building

Block Gallery

Raleigh Arts


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Located on the first and second floors of the Raleigh Municipal Building, Block Gallery offers five to six exhibitions each year featuring works by artists who live or work in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake County. Exhibitions are scheduled through a call for artists, selected by a panel of visual arts professionals, Raleigh Arts Commissioners, and City staff.

Plan Your Visit

Block Gallery is free and open to the public. Use the information below to plan your visit.

Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Parking

Visitors can park in the Municipal Building Deck at 201 W Morgan St. Raleigh, NC 27601. Use our interactive map to find other parking.

Contact

 

Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Raleigh Arts
stacy.bloom-rexrode@raleighnc.gov
919-996-4687

Address

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

 

Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 

Parking

Visitors can park in the Municipal Building Deck at 201 W Morgan St. Raleigh, NC 27601. Use our interactive map to find other parking.

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Current Exhibitions

Sculpture, colorful artwork by Jerstin Crosby named Squid Biscuits

Martha Clippinger + Jerstin Crosby: color/form
April 6 through July 22, 2022

Both using a vibrant, saturated palette, Martha Clippinger and Jerstin Crosby create paintings, textiles and sculpture that boldly celebrate color and form. While sharing a common aesthetic of organic/geometric hybrids, each artist navigates their creative process in very different ways

Learn more and view the artworks in the exhibition

Past Exhibitions

Block Gallery has introduced nearly 200 artists to area residents and visitors since its inception in 1984. In addition to exhibitions in the gallery, Block Gallery has offered virtual versions of exhibitions which can still be viewed online. 

View our virtual exhibitions and past exhibited artist list 

Gallery History

Managed by Raleigh Arts, Block Gallery was designed to serve as one of the City's premier exhibition spaces. Established in 1984 and dedicated in 2006 to honor community leader Miriam Preston Block, its marble walls and impressive staircase provide an ideal setting for art.

In accordance with the mission "to connect local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach," Block Gallery fosters artists and artwork.