Architect's rendering of the new front entry planned as part of the expansion and renovation of the Pullen Art Center

Pullen Arts Center

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Important Updates

Up-to-date information can be found on the Parks COVID-19 Information page.

Pullen Arts Center is located on the north side of Pullen Park, across the street from N.C. State's Bell Tower and next door to Theatre in the Park and the Gregg Museum. Since 1961, Pullen Arts Center has served as an arts education facility for artists of all skill levels.

The Pullen Arts Center will be closed for the Summer and Fall 2020 programming sessions, reopening in 2021. A limited number of Pullen Arts Center classes will take place at Glen Eden Neighborhood Center during this time.

Register for classes online at



Pullen Arts Center

Eliza Kiser

Betty McKim
Assistant Director


Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607




Currently, Pullen Arts Center is closed as the center undergoes a complete renovation and expansion. While closed, we hope you will enjoy the studios at Sertoma Arts Center, sign up for classes offered by Pullen Arts instructors at Glen Eden Neighborhood Center, or register for one of our offsite Art4Fun Summer Camps.

Learn more about the renovations.


Adult Programs

Pullen Arts Center continues to offer a limited selection of four to six-week programs for adults at other locations during our renovation. 

Program Current Location
Jewelry Sertoma Arts Center
Painting Glen Eden Neighborhood Center

Gallery/Exhibit Program

Following closure for a complete renovation and expansion, Pullen Arts Center will host exhibitions in its newly renovated gallery spaces in 2021.

Pottery Program

Pullen Arts Center's Pottery Program is not operating at another location during the renovation. We encourage potters to check out one of the great studios in the area – like Sertoma Arts Center, N.C. State's Crafts Center, and Cary Arts Center - while we are closed.

Pullen Arts Center is currently seeking a Pottery Studio Coordinator. Learn more about the Pottery Studio Coordinator position and apply.

People in Portraits - Catalyzing Creative Aging

In Fall 2019, Pullen Arts Center is offering our second year of the People in Portraits program for a new group of adults aged 55 years and older. This is a 12-week skill-building portrait-making course. Registration for the 2019 session is open!

Do you have a story to tell? Join us as we explore ways to depict people and their stories through portraiture. In this twelve-week program, participants will work with an experienced teaching artist to explore techniques for creating images of the human face using drawing, painting, collage and mixed media. Classes will focus on hands-on art-making, and will also include artist demonstrations, discussions of portraiture through history, and conversations about our own work. As the program progresses, participants will create a self-portrait that will be displayed in an exhibition entitled “Who are We? Raleigh’s People in Portraits” in December. No previous art experience or ability required, and all materials are provided.

Learn more about the People in Portraits program.

Art4Fun Camp

Art4Fun celebrates and encourages creativity in children. The daily camp schedule includes multimedia art projects that encourage creativity and promote the enjoyment of art, balanced with traditional camp activities. Each week is programmed differently and sign-up is available for one or multiple weeks.

For summer 2020, Art4Fun Camp will be hosted by Marsh Creek Community Center (3050 N. New Hope Rd).

Register for Art4Fun Camp online.

2020 Art4Fun Camp Weeks

Date Activity of the Week Registration Barcode Number
June 15 to June 19 Fur, Feathers, & Fins 253148
June 22 to June 26 Art & Nature 253149
June 29 to July 2 Creatures of the Night 253150
July 6 to July 10 Scraptastic 253151


  • Art4Fun Camp welcomes campers ages 6 to 11 (as of Aug. 31, 2020).
  • The weekly registration fee for Art4Fun Camp for Raleigh residents is $160.
  • Structured activities are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Early drop off is available from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
  • Late pick up is available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Drop off before 8 a.m. and/or pick up after 6 p.m. are not available.
  • Participants should bring a lunch and two snacks each day.


If you have questions about 2020’s Art4Fun Camp, please contact:

Heather O'Brien
Director, Marsh Creek Community Center


Chase Sasse
Assistant Director, Marsh Creek Community Center

More information on camp registration.