Arts and Culture

July 2019

Raleigh is known as the “Smithsonian of the South” for its free-admission museums. For groups with passions for art and culture, Raleigh’s museums make for a welcome activity after meetings. They can also stand in as alternative offsite event venues.

July 2019

“We now have 135 permitted festivals each year, which equates to a festival every two-and-a-half days,” said Rachel Avery, director of convention services and events for the city’s CVB, New Orleans & Company. “We have festivals large and small that appeal to anyone and everyone. If it crawls, swims and you can dance to it, you can have a festival around it.”

April 2019

Groups seeking inspiration during a meeting are encouraged to visit Raleigh's robust arts scene, which includes Southeast’s most impressive Auguste Rodin collection, an exciting calendar of live music ranging from symphony to rock, and theater productions that rival those on Broadway. These places offer some of Raleigh’s most outstanding settings for off-site gatherings.

March 2019

Charlotte has a diverse array of art venues, museums, public exhibitions and galleries. These institutions strive to celebrate local and international artists and provide an ideal backdrop for events. In the Uptown neighborhood, the Levine Center for the Arts is a cultural campus home to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, the Mint Museum Uptown and the Knight Theater. Following are four standout museums that double as off-site event venues.

March 2019

When I look deep into it, I wonder how artists are inspired with every stroke, line, sketch or color. With that in mind, let me introduce you to an amazing events artist, Jeremy Sutton, iPad Painter—a Smithsonian-featured iPad artist.

February 2019

The suburban communities surrounding Chicago, which boasts one of the most vibrant arts scenes in the country, are also cultural hotbeds. Groups seeking inspiration can partake in myriad experiences that incorporate the performing and visual arts. Following are some ideas for arts-filled outings throughout the Chicago suburbs.

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