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Pullen Arts Center

Raleigh Arts

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Located within Pullen Park, Pullen Arts Center is a community visual arts education facility that supports artists of all ages and levels of experience with skill-building classes led by professional teaching artists. Amenities at Pullen Arts Center include:

  • Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
  • Jewelry Studio
  • Painting Studio
  • Pottery Studios and Classrooms
  • Open Studio Memberships
  • Adult and Youth/Teen gallery spaces
  • Multi-use gathering spaces



Pullen Arts Center

Kendal Draper

Haley Garvis
Assistant Director

Elizabeth Lane
Gallery Coordinator


Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607



Plan Your Visit

Use the maps, parking, and hours information below to plan your visit to Pullen Arts Center.



Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, visitors must have a parking permit. Please check-in at Pullen Arts Center’s front desk for a license plate based parking permit when you visit. View our parking map


9 a.m.–10 p.m.
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Class & Supply Lists

Register now for art classes and programs on RecLink. You can also preview upcoming classes and programs in the Leisure Ledger.

Registration for Winter/Spring classes (January - April 2024) begins November 28, 2023, at 5:30 a.m. EST.

Art Classes & Programs

Check out the types of classes and programs offered by age group below. Register on RecLink or preview upcoming classes and programs in the Leisure Ledger.


woman painting on a large orange canvas

Pullen Arts Center offers studio-based classes in bookmaking, drawing, pottery, jewelry, painting, and printmaking. New programs and classes are created regularly and led by professional teaching artists.

Register for Adult Art Classes & Programs

Youth, Teen, & Family

A teen etches into a pink block to be used for printing

Pullen Arts Center offers classes and programs for youth, teens, and families throughout the year in bookmaking, drawing, jewelry, painting, pottery, printmaking, and more!

Register for Youth, Teen, & Family Art Classes & Programs

Summer Camps

Three members of artist studio summer camp stand facing a wall of jewelry making tools

Stay tuned for more information about 2024 summer camps.


Raleigh residents and non-residents can take part in our studio programs by taking classes or by purchasing a studio membership that will allow them to work independently when classes are not in session.

Open Studio Time

Use the links below to view each studio space's open studio time calendar.

Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Jewelry Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Jewelry Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Painting Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Studio Membership

Participants are eligible to purchase a studio membership after they have completed a qualifying beginning-level class. Before purchasing a new membership, all pre-construction studio members must take a studio orientation or a beginning-level class in the new studios. If it has been over five years since you have held membership or taken a qualifying class, you must retake a qualifying class to be eligible.

Gallery Exhibitions

Pullen Arts Center's galleries serve as a premier venue to showcase the broadest spectrum of visual arts by artists at various levels throughout the center. We provide artists with exhibition opportunities and space to engage with the work of other artists and the community.

The galleries are free, open to the public, and an important component of the community arts education experience at the Pullen Arts Center.

Interested in being notified when our next call for artists comes out? Visit our Artist Calls page and subscribe to the Arts Flash Newsletter to learn about upcoming Raleigh Arts opportunities.

Gallery Spaces

  • Main Gallery | This second floor gallery features 5 - 7 artists for 2 - 3 months at a time.
  • Youth & Teen Gallery | This first floor gallery features works by artists 17 years old and younger.
  • Chalk Wall Murals | Located at our first floor entrance, a new artist will create a chalk mural every 2 - 3 months.

Current Exhibitions

Paintings hang on the wall at Pullen Arts Center

Main Gallery

November 4, 2023, until January 27, 2024

Perspectives in Print and Painting features work from Jenny Bonner, Peter Marin, and Susan Martin. Ceramic work from our instructors and community is also featured throughout the building.

Learn more about the Perspectives in Print and Painting and Community Ceramics Exhibition at Pullen Arts Center

Student paintings hang on a grid wall at Pullen Arts Center

Youth & Teen Gallery

November 4, 2023 - January 27, 2024

On display are paintings from six young artists who participated in the Youth Watercolor program taught by Aurelis Lugo in October 2023. In this class, students studied color theory, color mixing, watercolor techniques, and landscape and still life composition.

Chalk Mural Wall

Stay tuned for new installation details.