By living in the triangle you will be fortunate enough to be exposed to the work of many talented artist. There are multiple galleries that show the work of prominent local artist as well as new comers. Groups like "The Piedmont Craftsman" hold special shows and events annually.
By taking a short drive to the mountains you can visit the Penland School of Crafts and see fine work by artist in glass, iron, metal, clay, wood, paper, textiles, printmaking and photography or become a student and take classes yourself. Visit Seagrove and you can go to the NC Pottery Center or drive around to the 90+ area potters' studios and shops.
The Triangle area, in addition to some great galleries, and is home to multiple museums with extremely wonderful collections of art by masters throughout the ages. Below are just a few links to spots that are worth anyone's time with an interest in art.
Under local attractions are links for just a few of the areas points of interest. Some speak to the rich history of the area and others are just great places to spend some time. We are fortunate to have some beautiful gardens that I would recommend to any nature lover. The Eno River combines the outdoors and history while providing lots of activities along with spectacular unspoiled views. We are lucky to have so many dedicated to the preservation and growth of this park. If you want you can gaze at the planets and stars from inside the 68 foot domed Star Theater located on UNC's campus inside the Morehead Planetarium.
If you want a tour to a tropical atmosphere visit the Magic Wings Butterfly House at the NC Museum of Life and Science and see 1000 exotic butterflies. If you like exploring the exotic make an appointment to see the Lemurs at the Duke University Primate Center. We have a lot to offer and you can see a sample of what is in the area by clinking any of the links listed here.