About JLR & VAE

Questions about Southern Menagerie? Email carolinacolorgallery@jlraleigh.org.

About the Junior League of Raleigh, Inc.

The Junior League of Raleigh’s more than 1,900 members serve the Wake County area with programs of education and volunteer service. Since 1930, JLR has contributed more than 1 million volunteer hours and more than $4.8 million to community projects and programs focusing on education, health and children’s services. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. Our major purpose is to provide trained volunteer resources to community initiatives within Wake County. JLR is a member-based organization of women with a three-fold mission: promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For information about the Junior League of Raleigh, please visit our website at www.jlraleigh.org.

About A Shopping SPREE!

A Shopping SPREE! brings more than 12,000 visitors from around the country to Raleigh for a four-day shopping fundraiser.  Proceeds from A Shopping SPREE! benefit youth programs and projects sponsored by the Junior League of Raleigh.  Since 2000, the Junior League of Raleigh has given more than $1,000,000 and 300,000 volunteer hours to organizations such as SAFEchild, StepUP Ministry, Helping Horse, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Girls on the Run, Heritage Park Community Learning Center and Guardian ad Litem. For A Shopping SPREE! information, please call 919.787.7480, #1088, or visit our website at www.ashoppingspree.org. Do not miss out on this holiday shopping tradition!

About Visual Art Exchange

Visual Art Exchange (VAE) is the oldest non-profit visual arts organization in Raleigh. VAE is dedicated to serving emerging artists and enriching the cultural environment. VAE offers monthly exhibits, operates a retail gallery, conducts an annual student exhibition and scholarship competition, provides arts education and development opportunities and installs exhibits in public venues throughout the community.  VAE also produces the Raleigh Street Painting Festival each fall and has opening receptions on the First Friday of each month that are free and open to the public. www.visualartexchange.org