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We offer curbside pickup for any purchase; please email us at to coordinate your desired date and time. We would love to host you and your guests for a private shopping experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or want to shop without the crowds, we’ll design a unique experience with you. Please contact us for details.

Triangle Pop-Ups

Triangle Pop-Up is a woman-owned small business specializing in showcasing local artists and makers. They work with local vendors and businesses to create unique pop-up markets and events that meet all over the Triangle.

The NCMA hosts Triangle Pop-Ups featuring local artisans selling handmade products in the Museum Plaza every first Saturday of the month from 11 to 3 pm.


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  • Our New Community Focus on North Carolina Artists and Artisans

    As part of our mission to partner with and promote community artists across North Carolina, the Museum Store and Exhibition Store invite artists and artisans to share their creations. Contact us using the Community Artisan Collaboration Form.

    A Selection of Our 2021 Collaborations

    Woman-owned, Black-owned candle company, Raleigh

    Usu Company candles are 100 percent soy wax, hand-poured, and handcrafted with one-of-a-kind fragrance blends. Owner Stacy Ahua uses #BLAZEON as a rallying cry for entrepreneurs, creatives, dreamers, immigrants, and artists to keep going, keep working in the pursuit of your passions, keep blazing your own trail.

    Artist with autism, Raleigh

    Godwin creates images of animals using bright colors and repeating patterns. He attended the Beyond Academics program at UNC Greensboro and became an artist in 2013. The Museum Store features his small paintings and sculptures.

    Woman-owned business

    Port and Starbird sources all-natural North Carolina materials for its creations. Erica Paige sells throughout the state but partners exclusively with the NCMA for many offerings. Everything is designed to have at least one, if not many, coordinating items. “[They] make amazing baby shower gifts or just a special something for your own little creation.”

    Woman-owned, Black-owned business, Raleigh

    In 2012 Tardy participated in the Hope Equals artist residency in Israel and Palestine. She learned from and created with Israeli and Palestinian artists, exploring culture through various art forms. Tardy is part of the Raleigh Murals Project and recently created a mural in the Museum Store to accompany her exclusive artisan products.

    Woman-owned business, Raleigh

    Bold Standard offers original jewelry designs handcrafted by artist Kathleen Grebe. She takes both a commercial and artistic approach to making jewelry, offering affordable options that everyone can enjoy in addition to pieces that push the envelope with innovative design. “She who makes a bold fashion statement possesses even deeper courage within,” says Grebe.

    Local bookshop and café, Chapel Hill

    Epilogue is independently owned and operated by Miranda and Jaime Sanchez. They believe the communal experience is cultivated by the sharing of food, drink, culture, and story. They’ve partnered with the Exhibition Store to offer exhibition-related titles for all ages.

    Woman-owned, Black-owned bookstore, Raleigh

    Since 2019 Liberation Station has trailblazed as an independent, globally recognized children’s bookstore. At their core they believe in making representation accessible and amplifying Black voices. The Museum Store features its curated selections targeting youth. This partnership will expand into programs, events, and more!

    Mother-Daughter Team, Raleigh

    Zass’s philosophy is that every creation should respect the environment and the fundamental principles of eco-design: reduce, reuse, recycle. Each piece they sell is individual with a unique past, present, and future story of its own. Both Stores feature Brew Cuffs made from recycled North Carolina beer cans, a collection inspired by Mickalene Thomas’s Three Graces, and more!

    Bag designer, Wilmington

    For over 15 years, Holly Aiken has designed handbags with a classic yet unexpected color mix, exclusive die-cut geometric patterns, and functional styling. Each bag and accessory is handmade of durable materials in North Carolina. The Museum Store recently partnered with Aiken to create a complete line of exclusive products inspired by Frank Stella’s Raqqa.


    Artist, Greenville

    Wilson’s pastels dive deep into the souls of his subjects. Works from both his Landscape and Southern Girl series are available as original prints, note cards, and ceramic tiles.

    Woman-owned business, Raleigh

    Suijin Li is an industrial/jewelry designer and metalsmith who creates limited edition jewelry collections and colorful household art. Suijin is inspired by Josef Albers’s Homage to the Square series and offers a collection of clocks and earrings created exclusively for the Museum Store.

    Complete with an introduction by Director Valerie Hillings, You Are the River is a literary celebration of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Over 50 talented writers from across the state share their experiences with works from the people’s art collection in poems, stories, and essays. Contributors include Belle Boggs, Jaki Shelton Green, Jill McCorkle, and David Sedaris.


    Artist with autism spectrum disorder, Raleigh

    Wiley Johnson began painting in 2009 and has exhibited at numerous art galleries and events. “Most of my abstract paintings are filled with bright colors that make me happy. I use broad strokes of acrylic paint on canvas, but sometimes I paint on small wooden crafts or recycled materials … My paintings are unplanned. I never know how they will end until the colors pop.”

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