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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.


Downtown Raleigh Alliance Membership 

Join the DRA

We’re a nonprofit helping to build and promote a healthy, vibrant, and safe downtown. Our members include more than 400 businesses, nonprofits, residents and downtown galleries, retailers, and restaurants.

While our members join the Downtown Raleigh Alliance for different reasons, they all share a love of downtown, a desire to help shape our city, and be a part of a strong network of downtown advocates. DRA membership gives you access, education, and opportunity – access to information and downtown leaders, and opportunities to network and expand your business.

If interested in becoming a member, please contact Kathleen Louis, Director of Business Development, at 919.821.6972 or kathleenlouis@downtownraleigh.org.

First Friday Membership

Be a part of downtown’s monthly arts and cultural night-out! First Friday members host an artist or art-related event the first Friday of each month. First Friday restaurants and retailers provide discounts/specials. Members receive a First Friday flag, listing in the map and guides, listing on the First Friday website, and social media promotion. If interested in the annual membership, please contact Chase Bryan at 919.821.6982 or chasebryan@downtownraleigh.org.