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The Block Gallery

Office of Raleigh Arts

Last updated Mar. 11, 2019 - 10:08 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

I Feel Like That

I Feel Like That
Presented with The Black on Black Project at Raleigh Arts' Block Gallery, “I Feel Like That” is an exhibition of portraiture exploring issues surrounding mental health. Drawing from personal experiences, artist Telvin Wallace begins a conversation on a subject that is too often neglected by society. On view March 13 - May 17, 2019 at Block Gallery. #IFeelLikeTelvin
I Feel Like That

Presented with The Black on Black Project at Raleigh Arts' Block Gallery, "I Feel Like That" is an exhibition of portraiture exploring issues surrounding mental health. Drawing from personal experiences, artist Telvin Wallace begins a conversation on a subject that is too often neglected by society. On view from March 13 through May 17 at Block Gallery.

#IFeelLikeTelvin

More on Block Gallery:

Connecting local artists to community through ongoing exhibitions and public outreach, the Block Gallery was dedicated in 2006 to honor Miriam Preston Block, a former Raleigh City Council member and community leader. Greeting all visitors to the Upchurch Government Complex, the gallery’s marble walls and elegant staircase provide an ideal setting for showcasing original artworks. Exhibits change every eight to 12 weeks.

Office of Raleigh Arts:

The Office of Raleigh Arts, a part of the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, fosters and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission and the Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma Arts Centers.

History

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.

Exhibited Artists

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