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Block Gallery

Raleigh Arts

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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 or work in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake County. Exhibitions are scheduled through a call for artists, selected by a panel of visual arts professionals, Raleigh Arts Commissioners, and City staff.



Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections


Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.



Current Exhibitions

A grid featuring artworks from the Municipal Art Collection by artists Jasmine Best, Alia El-Bermani, Barbara Campbell Thomas, Clarence Heyward, Janet Link, Beverly McIver, Carmen Neely, Alberto Ortega, Lakeshia T Reid, Robyn Scott, Saba Taj, William Paul Thomas, Telvin Wallace, Stephanie Woods, and Antoine Williams.

A Collection of Changes
August 4 to October 22, 2021

This exhibition focuses on works from the Municipal Art Collection by artists that reflect our city and the surrounding areas' diverse communities. By supporting artists of color and those that identify as having a disability, a primary goal for the Municipal Art Collection is for viewers to find representation and shared experiences within the collection and exhibitions.

Learn more and view the artworks in the exhibition

Past Exhibitions

Block Gallery has introduced nearly 200 artists to area residents and visitors since its inception in 1984. In addition to exhibitions in the gallery, Block Gallery has offered virtual versions of exhibitions which can still be viewed online. 

View our virtual exhibitions and past exhibited artist list 

Gallery History

Managed by the Office of Raleigh Arts, Block Gallery was designed to serve as one of the City's premier exhibition spaces. Established in 1984 and dedicated in 2006 to honor community leader Miriam Preston Block, its marble walls and impressive staircase provide an ideal setting for art.

In accordance with the mission "to connect local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach," Block Gallery fosters artists and artwork.