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SEEK Raleigh

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Past Dates & Times

  • Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 3pm-10pm
  • Friday, May 31, 2019 6pm-10pm


Dorthea Dix Park
2105 Umstead Dr


SEEK RALEIGH is a temporary public art program that engages artists to use unique, non-traditional interiors, structures, and outdoor spaces for site-specific, performative, and participatory installations and experiences. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a living picnic, view giant projections on silos, interact with a participatory puppet installation, share secrets with oracles, participate in bureaucratic processing, write a letter to the president, watch films in a tree grove, and wander through colorful woodland totems. Some of the artists have also chosen to focus on the history of Dorothea Dix Park, both as a state mental health hospital and as the Spring Hill plantation. "We are excited to activate these public spaces in new and innovative ways," said Kelly McChesney, Raleigh Arts Public Art Director. "The two-dozen artists on this project bring to bear a wealth of local talent, and their installations and performances are intended to inspire contemplation about both the park and the human/artistic experience. One of the goals with the SEEK Raleigh series is to reveal the deep vein of artistic talent that runs through our community and to introduce our creatives on a broader stage." SEEK Raleigh joins Destination Dix 2.0 on June 1. Destination Dix 2.0 celebrates an exciting milestone for the park, the unanimous City Council adoption of the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan. Along with exploring the SEEK Raleigh installations throughout the park, Destination Dix 2.0 brings a family-friendly spectacular to the Big Field from 3 to 9 p.m. with highlights including live entertainment, a giant Ferris wheel, and a special fireworks display at the end of the night.

Presented by: City of Raleigh


What's Nearby

  Nearby Parking

518 South Dawson Street Lot518 S Dawson St - 0.7 miles NE

Performing Arts Parking Deck*128 W South St - 0.8 miles NE

The Dillon Parking Deck215 S West St - 0.8 miles NE

Parking Lot At McDowell and Cabarrus432 S McDowell St - 0.8 miles NE

  Nearby Dining

Boulted Bread614 W South St - 0.5 miles NE

Cold Off The Press416 W South St - 0.6 miles NE

Black and White Cafe at Videri327 W Davie Street - 0.7 miles NE

Tuscan Blu327 W Davie St - 0.7 miles NE

  Nearby Shopping

Designed For Joy1104 W Cabarrus St - 0.4 miles N

Holder Goods and Crafts612 W South St - 0.5 miles NE

South Street Mini Mart410 W South St - 0.6 miles NE

BLAM Studios301 Kinsey Street - 0.7 miles NE

  Nearby Arts, Culture + Entertainment

The Wicked Witch416 W South St - 0.6 miles NE

BLAM Studios301 Kinsey Street - 0.7 miles NE

Carolina Touring Company510 W Martin St - 0.7 miles NE

Joel Lane Museum House728 W Hargett St - 0.7 miles NE