• What's This?
    Mixed media artist and clothing designer Marie Cordella is just one of the 40 artists whose work can be viewed at ArtSpace, a visual art center that features 23 open studios, three exhibition galleries, lectures, classes and many other stimulating art events.
  • What's This?
    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
  • What's This?
    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
  • What's This?
    Catch 22
    Catch 22 is a modern baroque aesthetic clothing boutique that offers bold designs, funky accessories, and evening essentials, handpicked from the hottest designers at notably affordable prices.
  • What's This?
    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.
  • What's This?
    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
  • What's This?
    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
  • What's This?
    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
  • What's This?
    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.



Officers and Executive Committee

Jon Wilson, Chairman
Principal, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Sharon Moe, Treasurer / Chair-elect
Sr. Vice President, Market Executive, North State Bank

Jason Smith, Immediate Past Chairman
Chef/Proprietor, 18 Restaurant Group

Neil Gray, Secretary

President, JDavis

Joseph ′Bo′ Dempster, Jr., Legal Counsel
Partner, Poyner Spruill

Sally Edwards, At-Large

President & CEO, Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre

Orage Quarles III, Interim President & CEO
Downtown Raleigh Alliance



Mary-Ann Baldwin
City Councilor, City of Raleigh

Pam Blondin
Owner, Deco Raleigh & Deco Home

Marty Clayton
District Manager, Duke Energy

Adrienne Cole
President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Leon Cox
General Manager, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Courtney Crowder
President, Crowder Consulting, LLC

Robert Doreauk
Regional Director - External Affairs, AT&T North Carolina

Sue Glennon
Vice President, Product Development, Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel at Glenwood South/Comfort Suites Regency Park

Cameron Gorse
Downtown Resident, SkyHouse Raleigh Apartments

Ruffin Hall*
City Manager, City of Raleigh

Tyler Helikson
Co-Founder, Happy + Hale

Andy Holland
Sr. Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Market Manager, Carolinas & Tennessee, SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Robby Lawson
Downtown Resident, The Dawson Condominiums
Partner, Williams Mullen

Chad T. Lefteris
Vice President of Support Services, UNC Rex Healthcare

J. Rich Leonard
Dean, Campbell University School of Law

D. O'Hara Macken
EVP & Managing Director, Ipreo

Joe Meir
President, Blue Ridge Realty, Inc.

Sarah Powers
Executive Director, City of Raleigh Arts

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf
Vice President, Director of Client & Community Relations, PNC

Gregg Sandreuter
President, Hamilton Merritt

Nate Spilker
Senior Director, Client Services, Citrix

Caroline F. Welch
General Manager & President, ABC11 Eyewitness News