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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 panel of visual arts professionals, Raleigh Arts Commissioners, and City staff.



Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Open until 8 p.m. for receptions.

Stacy Bloom Rexrode
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections


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



Current Exhibitions

Archival pigment print by Adam Bellefeuil, light shining throw tangled branches

Out of Darkness
September 30, 2020 to February 19, 2021

Featuring seven artists juried by George Jenne, Out of Darkness pays homage to Film Noir. This genre first evolved out of economic necessity following World War II as low to modestly budgeted film projects. The result of working with minimal equipment and resources led to creative experimentation then and now.

Learn more about the exhibition and view it virtually

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.