Durham County_



With the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, scores of art galleries and studios with artists working—not to mention nationally recognized performing arts groups like the American Dance Festival, Durham is where great things happen for arts-lovers.

Johnston County

smithfield • clayton...


The performing arts in Johnston County have something for every sort of arts enthusiast. From The Clayton Center to the Ava Gardner Museum, enjoy comedy and drama, beautiful, outdoor performing arts venues and Hollywood glamour. View art by local artisans whose craft is often deeply rooted in history and heritage.

Over the years, the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina has earned a national and even international reputation as a hub for creativity and culture, and four of the area's destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have formed a unique partnership that aims to cross-promote arts and tourism thoughout the region with this website.

Orange County

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From the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina to well-respected galleries and studios in Carrboro and Hillsborough to applauded performances given throughout the area, the arts scene in Orange County is wide-open and approachable.

Once you've experienced arts & entertainment in Chapel Hill, the feeling never leaves you.

Wake County

raleigh • cary...

nc museum of art

Start with the North Carolina Museum of Art, nestled in the country's largest art park, add other area museums and art centers, local art galleries and four disciplines of the performing arts—all in a capital settingand you've got a one-of-a-kind, art-filled trip through Raleigh, N.C. The Raleigh area's got so much to see for the "Creative Genius."