City Market & Artspace - Raleigh
A note from Sarah C. today. I know it's hot hot hot right now, so you probably want to stay indoors. But if you haven't explored downtown Raleigh yet, there are some good options for everyone, both indoors and out.
A fun place to explore in downtown Raleigh is City Market. It's located just a block south of Marbles below Moore Square and features a variety of shops and restaurants with cobblestone streets and bricked sidewalks connecting them.
Inside Artspace, we wandered the two floors of galleries and studios. Stopping along the way to view the work and chat with some of the artists. Since D is still contained in his stroller, we made our way around quite easily. Keep in mind that if your child is too big for the stroller, but not good at "do not touch" you might want to pass on Artspace for now.
Artspace offers classes including summer camp programs for children that are rising 3rd graders and up. If you have a budding artist or are interested in one of the adult classes for yourself, check out the info on the Artspace website (see below) for more details.
We just skimmed the surface of things to do in City Market, check out the website (see below) for details on the other shops and dining options as well as information about First Friday Gallery Walk. It's a great evening of art, music, food, drinks and socialization. Kids are welcome, but it would also make a great date night which all parents could use from time to time.
http://www.citymarketraleigh.com/specialevents.htm - First Friday Gallery Walk info
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201 East Davie St.
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