VAE Raleigh believes that art matters because it is a voice and a tool to communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences that escape normal vocabulary. By helping creative people make and share thoughtful work, VAE helps the Triangle be a more vibrant place to call home.

VAE builds its 70+ annual exhibits and 50+ annual programs by listening and responding to what the community needs. Currently on our to-do list: MORE! More inspiration. More exhibit opportunities. More funding for creative people. More individualized learning to fit artists' changing needs. More inclusion. More empowerment. More yes. 


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Small, artist-run organizations like VAE depend on inspiration, feedback, and support from their communities to exist. That’s where you come in! We hope you will support the work we do by becoming a member (or renewing your membership), giving a gift membership or donation, or by giving a tax-deductible cash donation.