In North Carolina's Research Triangle Region, it's easy to plan a great getaway around great artworks and visual art experiences. Whether you choose to rest overnight in Chapel Hill/Orange County, Durham, Raleigh/Wake County or Smithfield/Johnston County, there's a surrounding region that's filled with things for arts-lovers to see and do.
Most interested in the major art museums? There are six!
But, there are also scores of art galleries that display or sell fine artwork and dozens of art studios where you can watch local artists at work.
In Smithfield/Johnston County for instance, visit the Frank Creech Art Gallery at the Johnston Community College campus. In addition several festivals like the Clayton Visual Arts shows held in the lobby of The Clayton Center showcase local artists and their talents all year round.
Add to all of this a Triangle-wide commitment to accessible public art and statuary, which you will find around almost every corner in places like downtown Chapel Hill, downtown Durham and Cary.
Nearly every community in the region celebrates the visual arts with a signature annual event, and depending when you visit, you're welcome to join in! Examples include: Artsplosure, the Raleigh Arts Festival (May), the Durham Arts Counci's CenterFest (September) and Chapel Hill's Festifall (October).
Plan your Triangle arts getaway using official visitor information, including a detailed calendar of events, from the region's four destinations:
visual arts sampler
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