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Raleigh Arts Announces the Recipients of the 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts

A Program of Raleigh Arts

Raleigh Arts is excited to announce the 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts awardees selected by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, with six of the eight award categories represented. The Raleigh Medal of Arts is the City’s highest arts honor.

Learn more about the 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts Awardees

Awardees are listed by category below:

Award Category Awardee(s)

Community Arts
Projects, individuals, and/or organizations that enhance and promote an active arts and cultural life throughout the community and bring art to new audiences in non-traditional, community formats


Paul Friedrich

Youth Arts
Projects, individuals, and organizations that expand youth arts participation

Special Theatre Arts of Raleigh (S.T.A.R.)

Belonging in the Arts
Leadership in ensuring equity, access, and inclusion 


Linda Dallas
Patrick Torres

Creativity & Innovation
Exemplary and highly creative artists, arts, and cultural organizations

The Veldt

Public Art & Creative Placemaking
Enhance the vitality of Raleigh's neighborhoods and districts through public art and/or thoughtful creative placemaking

Alluvial Decoder by
A Gang of Three

Leadership in the Arts
Enhance arts leadership and governance through work in the arts and cultural sector


Linda Dallas
June Guralnick

Awards Ceremony

A ceremony celebrating the awardees will be held on October 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Theatre in the Park. Tickets for the awards ceremony will be available in September, please stay tuned for more information.

About Raleigh Arts

Raleigh Arts, part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board, and by supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. 



Belva Parker
Arts Program Director