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Pullen Arts Center


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Plan Your Visit Art Classes & Programs Studios Gallery Exhibitions

Located within Pullen Park, Pullen Arts Center is a community visual arts education facility that supports artists of all ages and levels of experience with skill-building classes led by professional teaching artists. Amenities at Pullen Arts Center include:

  • Three gallery spaces featuring emerging and professional artists
  • Bookmaking & printmaking studio
  • Jewelry studio
  • Painting studio
  • Pottery studios and classrooms
  • Open studio memberships
  • Multi-use gathering spaces

View the virtual 360° Pullen Arts Center tour

Contact

 

Pullen Arts Center
pullen.arts@raleighnc.gov
919-996-6126

Eliza Kiser
Director
eliza.kiser@raleighnc.gov

Address

Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

 
Parking

Monday - Friday visitors must have a parking permit. Please check in at Pullen Arts Center’s front desk for a license plate based parking permit when you visit.

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Plan Your Visit

Use the maps, parking information, and hours information below to plan your visit to Pullen Arts Center.

Maps

Parking

Monday - Friday visitors must have a parking permit. Please check-in at Pullen Arts Center’s front desk for a license plate based parking permit when you visit.

Hours

 
Monday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Thursday:
9:00 am-10:00 pm
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Art Classes & Programs

Register now for Winter/Spring 2022 classes and programs.

Art Programs for Adults 

woman painting on a large orange canvas

Pullen Arts Center offers studio-based classes in bookmaking, drawing, pottery, jewelry, painting, and printmaking. New programs and classes are created regularly and led by professional teaching artists.

Register for Art Programs for Adults

Art Programs for Youth & Teens

three children making art

Pullen Arts Center offers one-day and multi-week art classes for youth and teens throughout the year in pottery, painting, and drawing. Join us during the summers for Art4Fun Camps.

Register for Art Classes for Youth & Teens

Creative Aging 

Woman painting

Who are We? Raleigh’s People in Portraits is a 12-week skill-building portrait-making course for adults aged 55 years and older. In the program, participants learn skills needed to draw and paint faces, explore contemporary self-portraiture and self-portraits through history, and ultimately tell their own story through creation of a self-portrait. Stay tuned for more information on Fall 2021’s program.

Learn more about the Creative Aging program

Studios

Raleigh residents and non-residents can take part in our studio programs by taking classes or by purchasing a studio membership that will allow them to work independently when classes are not in session.

Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Jewelry Studio
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Jewelry Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Painting Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Pottery Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Studio Membership

Participants are eligible to purchase a studio membership* after they have completed a qualifying beginning-level class. Studio memberships are available for:

  • Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
  • Jewelry Studio
  • Pottery Studio
Are you a pre-construction studio member?

All pre-construction studio members must take a studio orientation or a beginning level class in the new studios prior to purchasing a new membership*. If it has been over 5 years since you have held a membership or taken a qualifying class, you must take a qualifying class again to be eligible.

*Studio membership sales will begin September 7, 2021

Gallery Exhibitions

Jennifer Mecca's pottery sits on pedestal while Edward Baxter's artwork hangs on the wall

Pullen Arts Center’s Gallery showcases works by emerging local artists and professional local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists. With the goals of providing artists with meaningful opportunities to gain experience exhibiting and to discover the works of other artists, our gallery is an important component of the community arts education experience at Pullen.

Gallery Spaces

  • Main Gallery | This second floor gallery features 5 - 7 artists for 2 - 3 months at a time.
  • Youth Gallery | This first floor features works by artists 17 years old and younger.
  • Chalk Wall Murals | Located at our first floor entrance, a new artist will create a chalk mural every 2 - 3 months.

November/December 2021 & January 2022 Artists