Pullen Arts Center 2021 Gallery Program

Deadline: March 31, 2020.

The Pullen Arts Center Gallery Program showcases a broad spectrum of visual arts in two distinct gallery spaces. Through exhibitions in both gallery spaces, we seek to strike a balance between works by professional local, regional and national/internationally acclaimed artists.

These may include artists who participate, make or teach at Pullen Arts Center, and works by emerging local artists.

With the goals of providing artists with meaningful opportunities to gain experience exhibiting and to see the work of other artists; our Galleries are an important component of the community arts education experience at Pullen.

Pullen Arts Center

UPDATED: JAN 22, 2020

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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.

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Pullen Arts Center

Eliza Kiser

Betty McKim
Assistant Director


Pullen Arts Center105 Pullen Rd.Raleigh, NC 27607

Pullen Arts Center is currently closed for renovations.

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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. Previous ColumnNext Column

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Gallery/Exhibit Program

Following closure for a complete renovation and expansion, Pullen Arts Center is seeking submissions for exhibitions in newly renovated gallery spaces in 2021.

Pullen Arts Center’s 2021 Gallery Submission Form

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 CenterN.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 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 starting at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3.

2020 Art4Fun Camp Weeks

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  • 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.