Leisure Ledger January - April 2018

14 Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Pullen Arts Center 105 Pullen Road Raleigh, NC 27607 Eliza Kiser (919)996-4895 Pullen Arts Center Closed for Renovation Pullen Arts Center has been providing visual arts classes for artists of all ages and at all levels of experience since 1961. Raleigh has grown and changed over time and so has the demand for arts programs! In 2014, voters passed a Parks Bond that included $6 million for improving Pullen Arts Center. After a two year public participation process, the center has closed to undergo a full renovation. Pullen Arts will gain 7500 square feet of space, expand and improve studios, and increase gallery space! During the closure, some of your favorite classes will be offered at Five Points Center for Active Adults, Glen Eden Neighborhood Center, and Sertoma Arts Center, listed here by class name as usual, but with new locations. Questions? Email Pullen.Arts@raleighnc.gov . Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W. Millbrook Road Raleigh, NC 27612 (919)996-2329 Director: Julia Meder Sertoma offers classes in painting, drawing, fiber arts, kids’ art classes and pottery. Programs in music, dance, and fitness allow participants to improve their health and vitality while engaged in the arts. Gallery Hours – Exhibits are on display in the lobby and hall gallery during normal operating hours. For exhibits in the Raleigh Room please call Sertoma for viewing hours. Raleigh Room, Display Case and Hall Gallery: M-Th 9am-10pm F 9am-1pm Sa 10am-5pm Su 12-5pm Sertoma Arts Center’s Gallery Exhibits January-February Raleigh Room: Erin Tapley Hall Gallery: Dorian Monsalve Display Cases: Dana Ayscue March All Gallery Spaces: Annual Sertoma Portrait Painters Exhibit April All Gallery Spaces: Annual Sertoma Park Artists Show The City of Raleigh has a vision to get art everywhere! Raleigh Arts oversees the City's growing investments in the arts including: • GRANTS: The Arts Partners grant program provides more than $1.8M in grants to arts organizations each year, funding operating support as well as innovative and educational projects. • PUBLIC ART: Raleigh reserves one percent of capital construction projects for public art and also partners with the community for temporary projects like Go Raleigh’s Art-On-The-Move art buses, Art-Line performances and pop-up projects like Banjostand at Wide-Open Bluegrass. • EXHIBITIONS: Block Gallery art exhibitions in the Raleigh Municipal Building, the Block2 Video Series at Market Plaza in downtown Raleigh as well as exhibitions at Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers. • ARTS CENTERS: Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers host classes, workshops and programs for artists of all ages. Pullen will be under construction after November 2017, so look out for pop-up studios around town. • EVENTS & AWARDS: The Medal of Arts ceremony and the Piedmont Laureate writers’ program honor special contributions to the community. Gifts of Gold, organized in conjunction with the Wake County Public School System, recognizes artistic talent in students. Events like the Fall Arts Fair and pop-up events connect local artists with the community. • MUNICIPAL ART COLLECTION: Raleigh has 450 artworks throughout the City including work by local artists and major public art works. • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS: Raleigh Arts and arts partners have open calls for talent all year round. Subscribe to our newsletter or check social media for the latest listings. Raleigh Arts has two resident advisory groups: the Arts Commission, and the Public Art and Design Board. For more information, contact the Office of Raleigh Arts at 919-996-3610 or www.raleighnc.gov/arts #arteverywhere Facebook: @OfficeofRaleighArts Twitter: @RaleighArts @ RalPublicArt Instagram @OfficeofRaleighArts @ralblockgallery