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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.


Support the Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Be a part of advancing the vitality of Downtown Raleigh for everyone through your investment in the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. Your gift supports the DRA’s initiatives in placemaking and community building, retail recruitment and marketing programs, transportation, accessibility and beautification. Investments and donations are tax-deductible.

Friends of Downtown Raleigh

Are you proud and passionate to be a part of Downtown Raleigh? Do you live, work, visit or own a business downtown? Support your community through your gift to the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. 

Your gift as a Friend of Downtown Raleigh is now tax-deductible. Along with supporting your downtown community, you, as a Friend of Downtown Raleigh, will receive:

  • Early access to sign up for our monthly Discover Downtown Tours.
  • Priority for downtown volunteer opportunities.
  • Discounted tickets to DRA events.
  • Invites to downtown openings.

Additionally, those who make a gift of $100 or higher will receive a unique Downtown Raleigh t-shirt from House of Swank designed and made especially for Friends of Downtown Raleigh. 

Read our Friends of Downtown Raleigh FAQ.

Annual Investors

A vibrant, healthy and accessible downtown is the cornerstone of economic strength and vitality. Through their generous investments, our Annual Investors support the work of the DRA and contribute to the future of our city and region. 

Our Annual Investors receive a package of recognition benefits for the year depending on the level of investment, beginning at $2,500, along with exclusive engagement opportunities. Event sponsorship opportunities will now only be available through an investor package. If interested in learning more, please contact Kathleen Louis, Vice President of Engagement and Business Development, at (919) 821-6972 or kathleenlouis@downtownraleigh.org.