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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Hours Programs

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.

Pullen Arts Center will be closed for the Winter/Spring 2020 for renovations. Pullen Arts Center classes will take place at Glen Eden Neighborhood Center (1500 Glen Eden Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612) during this time.

Register for classes in person at any City of Raleigh community center or online at



Pullen Arts Center

Eliza Kiser

Betty McKim
Assistant Director


Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Pullen Arts Center is currently closed for renovations.


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
Drawing Glen Eden Neighborhood Center
Jewelry Sertoma Arts Center
Painting Glen Eden Neighborhood Center
Printmaking Sertoma Arts Center

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.

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 Camps

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.

  • 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 prior to 8 a.m. and/or pick up after 6 p.m. are not available.
  • Participants should bring a lunch and two snacks each day.

Please stay tuned for details on 2020 Art4Fun Camp registration

More information on camp registration.