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Pullen Arts Center

Raleigh Arts

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Located within Pullen Park, Pullen Arts Center is a dynamic community visual arts education facility that supports artists of all ages and levels of experience. 

Programs are instructed by professional teaching artists focused in pottery, bookmaking, printmaking, painting, drawing, jewelry, and more. Studio memberships are available to qualified students wishing to continue their artistic journey by working in our studios.

Pullen Arts Center is located in the north Pullen Park campus, across from the NCSU Belltower, Gregg Museum, and Theatre in the Park. This vibrant area is the perfect setting to spark creativity!



Pullen Arts Center

Kendal Draper

Elizabeth Lane
Gallery Coordinator


Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607



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.

Featured Programs: Take a Class at Pullen Arts Center


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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

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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

Artist Studio Summer Camp

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The Artist Studio Summer Camp is an art-based day camp that provides pre-teens and teens (ages 11-16) with the opportunity for skill-building and creative exploration within a professional art studio setting. Camp workshops are designed and taught by professional teaching artists. Artist Studio Summer Camp runs from July 8 - August 2 as four one-week sessions with different studio themes. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 a.m.

Learn more about Artist Studio Summer Camp

Class & Supply Lists

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


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

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Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio

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Jewelry Studio

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Jewelry Studio

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Painting Studio

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Pottery Studio

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Pottery Studio

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Pottery Studio

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Pottery Studio

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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

Main Gallery Exhibit

Main Gallery

May 4-July 28, 2024

The May, June, and July Exhibitions feature work from Betty McKim, Emily Rubin Malpass, Hannah Schneider, Jane Cheek, Janine LeBlanc, Joanna Moody, Lillian Jones, and Patrizia Ferriera.

Learn more about the May, June, and July Exhibitions at Pullen Arts Center.

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Youth & Teen Gallery

Capture It! Art Contest
Saturday, April 20-Saturday, May 11, 2024
Opening Reception: Saturday April 27, 2:30-4:30pm

Artwork selected for Stormwater's "Capture It! Art Contest" will be on display in the Pullen Arts Center’s Youth & Teen Gallery from Saturday, April 20-Saturday, May 11, 2024.  The opening reception will be held at the Pullen Arts Center Saturday, April 27, from 2:30-4:30 pm. Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional works will be on display on the first floor. Additional artworks will be displayed via projection on the second floor during the reception.

The Capture it! Stormwater Arts Contest is produced in conjunction with the City of Raleigh's Stormwater  Outreach and Education team. 

Chalk Wall Mural

Chalk Mural Wall

April 20 - August 12, 2024

Located at our first floor entrance, the chalk mural wall provides invited artists with a blank canvas to create a new artworks on the wall every two to three months. Pullen Arts Center's newest chalk wall mural is by Laura Casas. 

Learn more about the new Chalk Wall Mural

Plan Your Visit

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



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


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