Outside view of Sertoma Arts Center

Sertoma Arts Center

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Located in the heart of Shelley Lake Park, Sertoma Arts Center is a fun, creative destination for all ages, offering classes and workshops in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, performing arts, printmaking, jewelry, fibers studio, fitness, and more, along with exhibitions, studio spaces, group support, and community outreach. Sertoma's outreach partners include the North Carolina Arts Council and Wake County Public School System.

Sertoma Arts Center is part of a learning community of 11 arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Contact

 

Sertoma Arts Center
sertomaartscenter@raleighnc.gov
919-996-2329

Julia Meder
Director
julia.meder@raleighnc.gov

Kendal Draper
Assistant Director
kendal.draper@raleighnc.gov

Address

Sertoma Arts Center
1400 Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

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Plan Your Visit

Hours

 
Monday:
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Tuesday:
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Wednesday:
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Thursday:
9 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday:
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Saturday:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday:
12 p.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.

Studios

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.

Studio Membership

Participants are eligible to purchase a studio membership after they have completed a qualifying beginning-level class. If it has been over 5 years since you have held membership or taken a qualifying class, you must take a qualifying class again to be eligible. Studio memberships are available for:

  • Jewelry Studio
  • Painting Studio
  • Pottery Studio
Two women creating jewelry

Jewelry Studio

  • Two-room work studio
  • Acetylene torch
  • Enameling kilns
  • Equipment and special classes for etching and niobium
  • Hydraulic press, roll mill, and community hand tools for jewelry making and stone setting

For information about open studio times, please call 919-996-2329.

Instructor and student in painting class at Sertoma Arts Center

Painting Studio

  • Large open space filled with windows and natural light
  • Balcony access perfect for Plein air painting
  • Tabletop and floor easels
  • Reference materials for in-house use
  • Models, stands, lighting, and still-life props are available

For information about open studio times, please call 919-996-2329.

Man creating pottery piece during class at Sertoma Arts Center

Pottery Studio

  • Spacious work studio with more than a dozen wheels
  • Separate work areas for glazing, hand-building, and wheel throwing
  • Slab roller and extruder
  • Regular firing of electric kilns, with Cone 6 oxidation electric firing the primary method. A Cone 10 gas kiln is fired approximately once a month. Works are fired in seven to 14 days
  • On-site store with a selection of tools and clay for registered students and studio cardholders. All clay must be purchased from Sertoma. Glazes must be approved.
  • Glaze and two firings are included in the price for studio cardholders and students

For information about open studio times, view the studio calendar or call 919-996-2329.

Gallery Exhibitions

Sertoma Arts Center showcases emerging artists living and/or working in and around Wake County, along with special themed exhibits such as the Sertoma Student/Instructor/Patron exhibit and Sertoma's co-sponsored artist group exhibits.

Gallery Spaces

  • Raleigh Room | The Raleigh Room gallery is our largest exhibit space, located in a multipurpose room on the main floor.
  • Hallway Space | The Hallway gallery is located on the main floor and runs through the center of the facility.
  • Display Cases | Glass display cases with four non-adjustable glass shelves are located on the main floor. The front desk display case offers adjustable shelves.
Artwork by Karen Rose

Cedar Island
Karen Rose

January/February Exhibitions

Visit Sertoma Arts Center to view our January/February exhibitions through February 28, 2023! On view in our Raleigh Room Gallery is an exhibit called Mountains to Sea Trail featuring the works of eight artists. Featured in our Hall Gallery are two artists working in painting. Displayed in the lobby cases are artworks by a potter and traditional Japanese embroidered pieces by students of Sertoma Arts Center. 

Learn more about the January/February Exhibitions

Facility Rentals

Sertoma Arts Center Gallery Rental Space

Sertoma Arts Center has several spaces available to reserve for your next event. Learn more and request a rental

If you have questions, please contact Jennie Saponaro at jennie.saponaro@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-2329.

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