Downtown is overflowing with murals, makers, and art galleries, but where do you start? Well, grab an electric scooter and some comfortable shoes, because we’re guiding you on a scooter art tour — complete with hydration stations and shopping spots along the way.
From start to finish this tour is less than two miles — we recommend taking the tour on Saturdays.
🗺️ Use this interactive map to see your route.
Start here: Lump, 505 S. Blount St. | Friday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. | Free | View different artists + curators of contemporary and interactive works at this unique gallery.
Artspace, 201 E. Davie St. (900 ft from Lump) | Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free | Celebrating NC artists, this non-profit visual arts center is filled with local pieces and 35+ artist studios.
Brewery Bhavana, 218 S. Blount St. (800 ft from Artspace) | Wednesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Take a seat at the bar in this maker-inspired space featuring craft beer, books, dim sum, and gifts.
Canes Mural at Cabarrus Parking Deck, 436 S. Salisbury St. (.4 miles from Brewery Bhavana) | Open 24/7 | Free | Check out this massive new Carolina Hurricanes mural by Gabriel Eng-Goetz.
Crank Arm Brewing, 319 W. Davie St. (.2 miles from the Canes Mural) | Monday-Sunday, times vary | Time for another round… before settling in for a cold brew, take a peek around the corner to view the Mount Rapmore of the 2010s mural by Jeks One.
The Flourish Market, 307 W. Martin St. (800 ft from Crank Arm) | Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. | This shop partners with 200+ brands from around the world to provide dignified jobs and fair wages to makers + artisans.
311 Gallery, 311 W. Martin St. (beside The Flourish Market) | Thursday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. | Free | Nestled in the Warehouse District is this intimate gallery housing 12 artists’ studios with an exhibition gallery and a gift shop.
Raleigh Denim Workshop + Curatory, 319 W. Martin St. (beside 311 Gallery) | Tuesday-Thursday, 12-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. | Free | This stylish shop offers high-end, hand-crafted rustic denim jeans + apparel.
CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St. (500 ft from Raleigh Denim) | Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. | Free | Step back to view the large mural painted outside of the building before heading into this contemporary art museum.
Junction West, 310 S. West St. (90 ft from CAM) | Thursday-Sunday, times vary | Take a breather + sip on a cold beverage from this vibey bar with downtown views (it also has patio games).
Rebus Works, 301-2 Kinsey St. (.5 miles from Junction West) | Tuesday-Wednesday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Free | This alternative community-oriented gallery provides a space for artists + features a quaint shop filled with local treasures (it also hosts a Saturday makers + farmers market).
End here: Wye Hill, 201 S. Boylan Ave. (.2 miles from Rebus Works) | Monday-Sunday, times vary | Finish off this epic tour with dinner, craft cocktails, and a sunset over Raleigh’s skyline.
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