A visit to Raleigh, N.C.,...

is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and energized the instant you're warmly welcomed by its smart, savvy locals. RALEIGH'S BRIGHT MINDS head top-tier technology, education and life science institutions; its artists create a bevy of cultural and culinary touchstones; and its storytellers proudly carry on the collective heritage of a rich, historic capital city.

Meet three of Raleigh's passionate minds, all Rooted in Raleigh, here...

Holly Aiken   Sally Edwards   William Lewis

Holly Aiken

Holly Aiken - Stitch

Colorful purses, wallets and cases line Holly's downtown Raleigh design studio, enchanting locals and visitors alike. Fashion editors are taking notice, with Lucky, Design Milk and Teen Vogue recently showcasing her designs.


Sally Edwards

Marbles Kids Museum

In 2007, Sally led the merger of two downtown Raleigh museums to create Marbles Kids Museum. Today, the museum and IMAX theatre attract more than 600,000 visitors every year.


William Lewis

Executive Director

William Lewis is helping to create a city soundtrack unlike any other. With events like PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, William is introducing a new generation to blues, bluegrass, country and Native American music and more.

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Video Gallery

6 Nov

Exhibition: N.C.'s …

Nov 06, 2015 — Jul 10, 2016
Explore Billy Graham's life and a ministry that spanned …
26 Sep

Extreme Mammals

Sep 26, 2015 — Mar 27, 2016
This extraordinary exhibition explores the diversity of mammals, …
27 Feb

Harlem Globetrotters

Feb 27, 2016
The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most …
28 Feb

The Wedding Affair …

Feb 28, 2016
From ballrooms to bridal gowns, rings to rehearsal dinners, plan …
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A stylish and smartly designed hotel within walking distance of popular shopping spots.
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A modern restaurant created with Jim Valvano's passion and commitment to excellence.
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Open Social Area

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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