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.



Sertoma Arts Center

Julia Meder

Kendal Draper
Assistant Director


Sertoma Arts Center
1400 Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27612



Plan Your Visit


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.–1 p.m.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Class & Supply Lists

Register now for Summer 2022 classes and programs.

Registration begins July 26 for Fall 2022 classes and programs.


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

A collage of a three green pieces featured in exhibitions at Sertoma Arts Center. From left to right, a glass vase by Elijah Kell, a painting by Jay Phaler, and quilt by a member of the Professional Art Quilters Alliance - South

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.

Interested in exhibiting your work in the 2023 Gallery Program? Submit an application by June 30, 2022.

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.

July/August Exhibitions

Visit Sertoma Arts Center to view our July/August exhibitions from July 1 to August 31! On display is Floral Fusion, a showcase of glass works by Elijah Kell, Professional Art Quilters Alliance - South's Art Quilts Emerge exhibition, and Series of Fortunate Events: Movement, an exhibition in partnership with Arts Access that features works by artists with disabilities. Arts Access will also host an artist reception on Sunday, July 24, 2-4 p.m. at Sertoma Arts Center.

Learn more about the July/August 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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