Artwork by Tevin Wallace

"Window Pain", 2019, Telvin Wallace

Municipal Art Collection

Raleigh Arts

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The Municipal Art Collection holds more than 600 fine art and public art pieces by local, state, and national artists.

Displayed throughout Raleigh in public buildings, parks, and other city-owned property, artworks include paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, posters, large-scale sculptures, and artworks used for education purposes at the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

Search the Collection

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We have an online database with all of the pieces in our municipal art collection listed. There a a few different ways to use database:

Not sure how to start? Read our search tips for more information.

Interactive Map

Use our interactive map to find Municipal Art Collection pieces available for public view. 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

Raleigh Convention Center Artworks

Artwork by Leah Sobsey at the Raleigh Convention Center

"Swarm", 2019, Leah Sobsey, located at the Raleigh Convention Center

The Raleigh Convention Center is pleased to showcase Municipal Art Collection artworks in a variety of mediums from 13 different artists.

Learn more about the Municipal Art Collection artworks at Raleigh Convention Center

Collection Selection Process

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission approves all acquisitions. The City's Curator of Exhibition and Collections researches and submits suggested artists to the Arts and Education Committee (AEC) for consideration. Upon referral of the Curator, the AEC will review proposals and make recommendations to the City of Raleigh Arts Commission (CORAC) for final approval.

Criteria for Building the Collection

  • Artistic merit or mastery of technique
  • Relevance to the collection, present and future, to the City of Raleigh Arts Commission mission
  • Physical condition and stability
  • Adequate resources for maintenance and conservation of the work
  • Concept and treatment of materials are innovative and unique
  • The work stands on its own and can be appreciated or accessible to all communities, cultures, and audiences
  • Artist involvement in the artistic and greater community

Diversity & Inclusion in Collections

Tune in below for a panel discussion moderated by Michael S. Williams, founder of The Black On Black Project, examining the importance of diversity and inclusion in collections and exhibitions. Panelists include Linda Dougherty, Jonell Logan, Marshall Price, Lakeshia Reid, Stacy Bloom Rexrode, and William Paul Thomas. This discussion was part of the programming for A Collection of Changes, a past Block Gallery exhibition including newly accessioned Municipal Art Collection artworks.

"A Collection of Changes" Panel Discussion



Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections


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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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Raleigh Arts

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