What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery.Read More
> Future Exhibits
June 1 - 29, 2018
United Arts Council
The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.” Walls, both physical and metaphorical, exist throughout the world. They have an application of separating people and places. As such, the question “how people treat each other” bares the deeper consideration of why humans desire to split and divide themselves. Highly political and personal in its foundation, UNITED states “Our strength as citizens and as artists arises from our ability to question and debate issues, contradictions and ironies that confront us.”
disabled. universal. audacious.
THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. This project will take place in August and September of 2018. The project is led by an international steering committee of people and artists with disabilities and people with careers at the intersection of arts and disability. The steering committee was strategically built to give this project the national reach and perspective needed to produce an event that is unique to our community. The project will be centered around a visual art exhibition, which will be mounted in VAE’s main gallery and curated by Sam West, head curator at Attenborough Arts Centre. The project will also include a keynote address, panel discussions, interactive activities, and theatrical, musical, and dance performances.Read More
Deadline - 11:59 pm on May 7, 2018
VAE in partnership with our community venue, United Arts Council, is hosting a juried exhibition for the Artist United project. The Walls We Build is the inaugural theme for the artist UNITED to ask and explore “how people treat each other.”Read More
Drop off period May 23 - 26, 2018
Pet the Zoo will be VAE’s new petting zoo opening in June of 2018. The zoo will be a place to be indoors with family and friends. A sanctuary for the animals created by artists to exist to be petted, fed, and cared for by the general public as they stay still in their hay-filled domain.
Deadline 11:59 on May 21st, 2018
Radical Gestures is a year-long exhibition endeavor to showcase works that feature performance and will take place throughout the city of Raleigh.Read More