Art + Music Hang with Art of Cool

Come to CAM after work to learn about the Art of Cool Festival and enjoy our exhibitions while listening to great music. AOC Art + Music Hang happens at CAM the fourth Wednesday of each month. Each week DJ Mic Check will be spinning music featuring a different Art of Cool Festival headliners. Beverages available. Please RSVP to

The Art of Cool Festival is scheduled for April 27-29, 2018 at various venues in Durham. For more information, check out

About The Art of Cool Project:
AOC is a jazz presenting 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located in Durham, NC. AOC is dedicated to presenting and promoting live jazz (and related music) in unique venues throughout the Triangle. The two major programs are Art of Cool Festival and StArt of Cool, a jazz education program. AOC describes itself as "the rhythm of the Bull City that connects music and art to people." 

Start: July 26, 2017 6:00 pm
End: July 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Studio 409

  Studio 409 turns the Museum into a working studio. Meet new friends, explore the current exhibitions and create amazing art to take home. Admission and materials are free. Drinks + light snacks will be provided.

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Studio 409 is sponsored by Jerry's Artarama Raleigh and meets on the third Monday of every month.

Start: July 17, 2017 6:00 pm
End: July 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Urban Sketching

Join CAM Raleigh Urban Sketchers for an afternoon of drawing outdoors. All levels are welcome, so bring a friend if you'd like and we'll sketch this city. We meet at CAM Raleigh on the second Saturday of every month. We'll meet in the lobby and head out at 2pm, so please be prompt. Please bring your portable art supplies and your walking shoes. Explore downtown, have fun with new friends and exercise the artist within.

Free to the public. Participants must be 18+. Event occurs monthly, weather permitting.

CAM Raleigh urban sketching is a group dedicated to sketching from direct observation in the trenches of the warehouse district. With so many changes happening around CAM Raleigh at lightning speed, we have spent the better part of many Saturday afternoons with a sketchbook in hand capturing the stories and beauty of the changing landscape. We are a diverse group of varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are truly sketchy at heart. During the sessions we often draw each other in action. Our mediums range from pencil, pen, pastels,watercolor, mud, coffee, or whatever unique medium we can think of. All of these sketches were done on location during the second Saturday of each month with the fantastic support of CAM Raleigh.We are a regional chapter of the international Urban Sketching community.

We draw the world around us. We don't use photographs. We try to be supportive and encourage all people at all skill levels to share our passion. We don't charge money to join the group or to sketch together. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Start: July 8, 2017 2:00 pm
End: July 8, 2017 4:00 pm

July First Friday – Meet the Artists!

Come to CAM for an extra special First Friday celebrating the our three summer exhibitions. All three artists, Eric Yahnker, Dorian Lynde, and David Hess, will be at the Museum to meet and greet our visitors. You don't want to miss it!

We invite you to explore the exhibitions, take tours led by our Middle School Docents, create something amazing in our exhibition-inspired Creation Station, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more! Admission is free for everyone from 6-10pm.

Exhibitions on view:

ERIC YAHNKER: The Long Goodbye...
Site-specific installation of 44 portraits of former president Barack Obama by Los Angeles artist Eric Yahnker. The portraits are a series of pastels on sandpaper creating a stop motion sequence of images, like a filmstrip, with a defining visual hand gesture.

Dorian Lynde: No Damsel
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series of 18 murals of your favorite princesses reimagined as vibrant, contemporary women.

David Hess: Gun Show
Gun Show by David Hess presents an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016

Start: July 7, 2017 6:00 pm
End: July 7, 2017 10:00 pm

The Long Goodbye: Eric Yahnker

The Long Goodbye...

Eric Yahnker

Eric Yahnker

Eric Yahnker, Photo courtesy of the artist

Start: July 7, 2017
End: September 10, 2017