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    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.


About the Downtown Raleigh Alliance


Advancing the vitality of Downtown Raleigh for everyone.


1. Build a culture of authentic engagement and inclusion with Downtown’s diverse community.

2. Foster a thriving and diverse storefront economy.

3. Facilitate strategic partnerships to produce positive, balanced activations across Downtown.

4. Improve physical connectivity and accessibility within and around Downtown.

5. Position the DRA as reliable, responsive, representative, and mission-directed.

Municipal Services District (MSD) is a defined area where property owners assess themselves to receive enhanced services. The bulk of the funds generated by the MSD go to fund the safety ambassador program. Those funds also are leveraged by the organization in a variety of ways such as offering marketing and advertising campaigns to attract more customers to merchants in the district. 

Merchant Programs

Our signature promotions are designed to make an economic impact by developing comprehensive advertising campaigns that draw more patrons to downtown businesses.

Special Events

We create memorable experiences for visitors, employees, and residents through our special events in order to showcase downtown Raleigh as an exciting urban destination and center of activity, enhancing its quality of life.

2018 State of Downtown Raleigh Report

The State of the Downtown report, which shows the main market trends impacting the economy of downtown. The report is a useful guide for investors and the community to learn about the growth and success of downtown.

Read the interactive booklet version


2018-2019 Budget

The Alliance demonstrates fiscal responsibility by remaining debt free.

View the 2018-2019 Budget

An independent accounting firm conducts yearly audits of the Alliance's financial statements. Their contact information is below:

Rives & Associates, LLP
4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 450
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 832-6848


DRA By-Laws

View the DRA By-Laws