Explore Arts & Culture in the Triangle

As one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country, the Triangle is a place that truly offers something for everyone. The area also maintains a strong commitment to promoting local arts and culture.

Whether you're looking to visit a museum, attend a show, or go on an art walk, you'll have no trouble finding something creative to do in the Triangle. Here are a few of our favorite spots in our area's biggest cities! 

Experience Raleigh

Raleigh Arts

As a service of Raleigh's Parks and Rec Department, Raleigh Arts promotes public art, community arts programming, and organizational support for the cultural sector.


Located in the heart of Raleigh, Artspace is a visual arts center that allows visitors to learn more about various crafts while interacting with local artisans.

Raleigh mural art

Want to see art without going to a museum? See if you can find one of Raleigh 30+ outdoor murals scattered around the city!

Downtown Public Art

In addition to outdoor murals, Downtown Raleigh is also known for its vast collection of sculptures, quote walls, and stunning architecture. Take a look at this map to see the highlights.


As the crown jewel of Raleigh's arts scene, the North Carolina Museum of Art is home to the nation's largest art park, in addition to various gallery spaces and special exhibitions. The NCMA also hosts year-round programming for all ages.

Experience Durham

Durham Art Guild

The Durham Art Guild is a non-profit organization that promotes arts and culture throughout Bull City. The DAG offers year-round programming and galleries, and they also host various artists-in-residence.

Museums & galleries

Looking for something to do this weekend? Try exploring one of Durham's many museums and galleries! Highlights include the Museum of Life and Science, the Nasher Museum of Art, and 21c Museum Hotel. 

Durham Art Walk

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is the perfect place to get to know local artisans and pick up a few gifts for your loved ones. The Walk also features live music and cuisine from Durham's best restaurants.

Public art collection

The Durham Public Art Program installs various exhibits throughout the city. "The Pursuit of Happiness" and "Major the Bull" are just a few must-visit spots!

Downtown murals

Want to really experience the best of Bull City? Plan a self-guided tour of Downtown Durham's murals, and turn the experience into a fun scavenger hunt!

Experience Cary

Cary Arts Center

A former historic school has recently been transformed into the Cary Arts Center, where you'll find a 431-seat theater, various classes and camps, galleries, and open studio programs.

Town of Cary

The town of Cary maintains a robust collection of public art and outdoor murals, including a dazzling painting by Lisa Gaither on the town's greenway tunnel.

Public art

There's never a shortage of stunning art or cultural programming here in Cary. Take a stroll through downtown, and you'll find plenty of murals, rotating exhibitions, and citizen-led community art projects. 

Downtown Cary Park

Though still in development, the Downtown Cary Park will soon become a must-visit attraction for every Triangle resident. Life-sized cardinal sculptures, a concert pavilion, and a market plaza are just a few favorites to look forward to.

Cary Citizen

Cary Citizen is the area's local newspaper, and it's also the best way to find out more about Cary's thriving arts and cultural scene.

Find Home in the Triangle

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