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. 


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.

Anyone can be a VAE member! Artist or not!

VAE offers several tiers of membership for artists and non-artists alike. Each tier comes with benefits targeted to the different needs of different kinds of artists and patrons. CLICK HERE to become a MEMBER TODAY!


Your tax-deductible donations go a long way toward helping artists.

If you would like to automatically donate to VAE each month, we can set an an auto-draft of whatever account you choose. CLICK HERE to DONATE MONTHLY or ONE TIME! 


For the art lover who has everything!

Give the art-lovers in your life a gift with broad and lasting impact! We'll send your recipient a card acknowledging your thoughtful gift. CLICK HERE to GIVE A GIFT!


A beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one.

Give a one-time gift or set up a scholarship or grant in the name of your passed loved one. These funds can go toward furthering the Triangle's creative community in a number of ways. CLICK HERE to donate in MEMORY of a LOVED ONE.