A string quartet plays for an artist reception at Block Gallery

Experience the Arts

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Arts Events

City of Raleigh Arts Events

Raleigh Arts plans and implements numerous programs and events throughout the year for all ages and abilities.

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Raleigh Arts Partners Events

Raleigh Arts Partner organizations create all kinds of programs and events for Raleigh residents and guests to enjoy. From citywide festivals like First Night Raleigh to exhibitions, concerts, and theatre productions, from classes for all ages to amateur theatre-making, music-making, and choral singing, these organizations make sure there is something for everyone to see and do.

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau Calendar

Additionally, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau (GRCVB) manages a calendar that highlights the many ongoing events at art museums, galleries, and performing arts centers throughout the City of Raleigh.

Galleries & Exhibitions

People gather in the Block Gallery for an artist reception. A musician plays the guitar for them.

Block Gallery

Located on the first and second floors of the Raleigh Municipal Building, Block Gallery offers five to six exhibitions each year featuring works by artists who live in North Carolina.

Items made in book and print artworks on display at Pullen Arts Center

Pullen Arts Center Galleries

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.

Artwork made by Student, Instructor, & Patrons at Sertoma Arts Center hang on the wall

Sertoma Arts Center Galleries

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.

Municipal Art Collection

Artwork by Tevin Wallace

"Window Pain", 2019, Telvin Wallace

The Municipal Art Collection holds more than 600 fine art and public art pieces by local, state and national artists. Displayed throughout the City of Raleigh, the artworks include paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, posters, and large-scale sculptures.

Municipal Art Collection

Public Art

A glass collage piece by David Wilson at John Chavis Memorial Park

"Chavis Reclaimed", 2021, David Wilson, located at John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center

Raleigh Arts' public art program supports creation and participation in public art — connecting artists, creative professionals, communities, and City agencies; strengthening Raleigh’s creative community; and supporting an equitable, vibrant, and meaningful public life.

Public Art

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"VITAL Health", Michael S.Williams and Stacey L. Kirby, performance for SEEK Raleigh, 2020. Photo by Caroline Cockrell.

SEEK Raleigh

Enjoy temporary public art in City of Raleigh Parks, greenways, and/or community spaces through SEEK Raleigh, an experimental public art program by Raleigh Arts.

Interactive Map

Use our interactive map to find public art pieces. Click on one of the dots on the map for more information, including:

  • Title of the piece
  • Artist's Name
  • Address of where to see the art