The more time I spend in Raleigh, the more I'm inspired by the stuff going on in the Capital city.
The recent influx of young entrepreneurs, artistic expression, and community-focused development in the past few years is sprouting a seemingly endless supply of Raleigh spots worth exploring.
Last week, I was fortunate enough to take an entire day perusing the city (accompanied by an extremely patient girlfriend), and got to check off a few things that had been on my Raleigh to-do list for quite a while.
Here's how the day unfolded:
First stop was the North Carolina Art Museum's sprawling outdoor art walk: Art in the Park.
NCMA commissions artists to create pieces that are interlaced with the natural surroundings, stretching across 30 acres of land between Blue Ridge Road, Wade Ave and 440.
Varying in size, scale and subject matter, the Art Park exhibits sparked some great ideas and conversation, while we tried to decipher the artist's message about society and our current role interacting with nature. There were also some cool old chairs hanging out in trees.
|Tom Shields's Forest of Chairs brings |
wooden furniture back to their natural habitat
We wandered through the Art Park trails, back up towards the NCMA main buildings, and came across the Rodin Sculpture Garden.