Experience the Arts

Raleigh Arts

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Raleigh Arts plans and implements numerous programs and events throughout the year for all ages and abilities.

View all Raleigh Arts' events.

Additionally, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau (GRCVB) manages a calendar that highlights the many ongoing events at art museums, galleries and performing arts centers throughout the City of Raleigh.

View the GRCVB's visitRaleigh arts calendar.


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Block Gallery

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 in North Carolina.

video art on screen outdoors at the Block2 Gallery at Market Plaza in downtown Raleigh

Block2 Gallery

Raleigh Art's Block2 Gallery is a visual platform for video, digital, and new media artists. Viewed after dark, the changing videos aim to expand a viewer's notion of what visual art is and introduce new artists, ideas, and mediums. Block2 is currently closed due to construction. 


Municipal Art Collection

The Municipal Art Collection holds more than 600 fine art and public art pieces by local, state and national artists. Displayed throughout the City of Raleigh, the artworks include paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, posters, and large-scale sculptures.

Learn about the Municipal Art Collection.

Public Art

Raleigh Arts supports and coordinates public art through Citizen-Initiated Projects, the Percent for Art Program, and special and temporary public art projects throughout Raleigh.

Learn more about Public Art in Raleigh.