Front Porch Art Walk, a Raleigh art event

A wonderful Raleigh art event bringing together 60 artists, the Front Porch Art Walk introduces art enjoyment on an intimate level - on front porches.  artGuide Magazine is excited to inform readers about this Raleigh art event.


On Saturday, May 14, 2016, The 8th Annual Front Porch Art Walk & Sale will be held from 10 am – 5 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, May 15. The homeowners and businesses of the Historic Oakwood neighborhood in Raleigh will again be graciously hosting 60 local artists on their porches and in their yards.

Come and see all that this neighborhood has to offer. The tree-lined streets are filled with beautiful older homes, wonderful restaurants, art galleries and unique shops. The Front Porch Art Walk is a great opportunity to buy artwork from up and coming as well as long established artists. Artwork will include ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, handmade bath and body products, sculptures, metal works and more. The art walk area runs from the intersection of Franklin Street  and N. Person St. and continues down N. Blount Street crossing over Peace Street towards the city center.

While the Front Porch Art Walk is a great venue for the artists of our Raleigh community the event has always extended beyond our borders and become a welcome venue for the art of refugees. As in the past works from Ugandan and Haitian artisans will be featured and this year it will expand to include artwork of Iraqi refugees. William Peace University will be the site of a special exhibit featuring 12 artists who after fleeing their homes to Syria have recently relocated to the U. S. and Canada. This special exhibit is presented by local artists and Common Humanity, a New York-based non-profit which seeks to build understanding, respect, and friendship with the Arab and Muslim world.

Exhibit Hours: Friday, May 13, 6-9 pm; Saturday, May 14, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, May 15, 1 pm – 5 pm.