The Block Gallery

Office of Raleigh Arts

Last updated Feb. 16, 2018 - 11:48 am

Located on the first and second floors of the Raleigh Municipal Building, The Block Gallery offers five to six exhibitions each year featuring works by artists who live or work in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange, or Wake County. Exhibitions are scheduled through a call for artists, juried by a selection panel of visual arts professionals, Raleigh Arts Commissioners, and City staff.

Location and Hours

222 West Hargett Street
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
(open until 7 p.m, on opening reception nights)

Current Exhibit

*Damian Stamer, South Lowell, 2015, oil on panel

The Collection in Black and White
January 24 – April 20, 2018

The Municipal Art Collection holds more than 600 fine art and public art pieces by local, state and national artists. Displayed throughout Raleigh, the artworks include paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, textiles, posters and large-scale sculptures, as well as artworks used for educational purposes at the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

The Collection in Black and White pulls together B&W works collected over the past 40 years since the formation of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Image: Damian Stamer, South Lowell, 2015, oil on panel


The Block Gallery was designed to serve as one of the City's premier exhibition spaces. Managed by the Office of Raleigh Arts, the gallery has introduced nearly 200 artists to area residents and visitors since its inception in 1984. Dedicated in 2006 to honor community leader Miriam Preston Block, its marble walls and impressive staircase provide an ideal setting for art.

In accordance with the mission "to connect local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach," the Block Gallery fosters great artists and great art.

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