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    Artspace
    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.

Events

Discover Downtown Talks

Take a break for history! Learn about important events and places in Downtown Raleigh’s history during 30-minute talks by Ernest Dollar, Director of the City of Raleigh Museum. History talks begin at 10:30 am at Market Plaza off Fayetteville Street. Stay afterwards to pick up fresh fruits and veggies and other treats at the DRA’s weekly Market on Market!


The talks are free and open to the public but please register through the links below. Questions? Please contact Kathleen Louis at kathleenlouis@downtownraleigh.org.
 

August 8 – A City from a Wilderness: The Founding of Raleigh


August 29 – Raleigh’s Living Room: The History of the Briggs Hardware Building