Sertoma Arts Center
Programs and Workshops
Through education, exhibitions, group support and outreach, we provide a destination for artists and arts lovers of all ages. The center provides the community the opportunity to enjoy the arts in a highly creative environment that includes extremely dedicated and talented staff, instructors, artists and patrons.
Studio and Program Information
We have well-equipped studio spaces for drawing/painting and pottery for classroom and studio cardholder use. We are home to various arts co-sponsor groups and direct and in-house gallery program, highlighting artist locally and from afar.
Each year we showcase, throughout the facility, emerging artist living and/or working in and around Wake County. Some months are dedicated to special programs such as National Youth Art Month, our annual Paint Your heART out scholarship fundraiser as well as exhibitions from out co-sponsored artist groups. We encourage artist working in both 2D and 3D to apply for submission.
We rent space at our center as well as nearby Williams Park and host special events throughout the year.
In the late 1970's, Dorothy Elwood and the Citizens Advisory Council spearheaded a survey committee to find out what type of new community center the residence of Raleigh sought after. The results were an overwhelming desire for a second community arts center. At that time, the Pullen Arts Center was the Parks and Recreation's only arts focused center, which, was running over capacity at the time. In April of 1979, the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department granted the request of the citizens and opened the doors to the brand new Sertoma Arts Center. If you did not know, "Sertoma" stands for Service to Mankind.
"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." - Roy Adzak
Hours are subject to change please call the center if you have questions regarding hours of operation, holidays, class make - up/cancellations and/or inclement weather.
1400 West Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
Sertoma Arts Center is located in the heart of Shelley Lake Park