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Raleigh’s Enigmatic Buddha Wall — Brought to Light by VAE

Photo by I.F.G. Dunn

I cannot wait until Thursday! Not only will Raleigh’s Visual Art Exchange be celebrating the opening of their new digs at 309 W. Martin St., but the long-lost and forgotten iconic  ‘Buddha Wall’ will be made available for public viewing for the first time in more than 20 years.

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First Friday – May 2011

This past First Friday marked several interesting developments in the growth of arts and culture in Downtown Raleigh. Notably, the new Contemporary Art Museum had its inaugural First Friday opening, DesignBox revisited the extremely popular PBaRt show, Centerline Studios had a Tornado Fundraising art auction, Flanders Art Gallery had an opening, and it was announced that the Visual Art Exchange would be moving from its current location in City Market to a new location in the Warehouse District. Coupled with the Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art, 311 Martin Street studios, Raleigh Denim’s recently opened store/production center and a very convenient R-Line stop, the Warehouse district seems fully poised to take over as the central cultural and artistic sector of Downtown Raleigh.

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CAM: A Work of Art, Housing Works of Art

This weekend the Contemporary Art Museum will officially open with a catered street festival and black tie event Friday, and the free admission official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.

It’s my belief that CAM’s opening in this beautiful building in the Warehouse District is the greatest thing to happen to Downtown Raleigh since the new Convention Center opened almost three years ago.

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