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In the NY Times Travel Section 3/6/14, with an article titled 36 Hours in Raleigh, NC, some favorite hot spots of Raleigh are featured! Designbox is honored to be among them. YAY for our city!
The downtown area known as the Warehouse District, once just a sector of dilapidated redbrick buildings, now houses art studios and galleries. Start an exploration of the neighborhood at Flanders Gallery, a bright space that exhibits varied contemporary art — a tractor covered in crochet, fantastical animal sculptures — with an emphasis on emerging area artists. Then head across the street to CAM Raleigh, the city’s first contemporary art museum, which opened in 2011 ($5). A recent exhibition showcased art made by using mapping technology like satellite imagery and Google maps. Then stop at Designbox, a gallery, shared working space and shop that sells, among other items, cartoon cards from the in-house illustrator Paul Friedrich.