Artspace

Artspace Artspace is a visual arts center that inspires positive community impact through art with access to

Artspace exists to inspire creative energy by engaging and educating all in the community about the creative process. Artspace believes in supporting the careers and development of artists of all levels by providing time and space to work, the opportunity to engage with other artists locally and outside of the community, exposure to the community through exhibiting their work, and professional dev

elopment opportunities. Artspace serves the public by introducing them to diverse artistic styles from artists both inside and outside of the area and by further educating them regarding the creative process. We believe in creating avenues whereby the public and artists can come together to engender a better understanding and commitment to the visual arts. At Artspace we host an environment in which artists of all levels and ages can learn and exchange ideas. Whatever boundaries one may face to experiencing the creative process (the stigma of elitism, expensive classes, physical disabilities, etc), Artspace breaks down those barriers by being accessible and real. We believe that nourishing the soul is vitally important to our community’s well-being. We would be remiss if we did not reach out to everyone in the community as we seek to improve the community as a whole. By bringing free art programming to children and adults where they live and play, we are breaking down the barriers of cost and transportation that may hinder many economically-disadvantaged families from participating in arts education. Artspace challenges members of our community to appreciate and learn from art, to express themselves, and to positively engage in and influence their surroundings. By doing so, we hope to create leaders of tomorrow that will follow their intuition and inspire others to think creatively to address community issues.

First Friday is TONIGHT! 
Stop by 6-10pm for ⬇️⭐️This is More Than A Test exhibition with work by Steven Cozart  in Gall...
01/05/2024

First Friday is TONIGHT! 

Stop by 6-10pm for ⬇️

⭐️This is More Than A Test exhibition with work by Steven Cozart in Gallery 1
⭐️Amygdala exhibition with work by Lamar Whidbee in Gallery 2 
⭐️Interior Logic exhibition with work by Freddie Bell in Upfront Gallery 
⭐️Meet and shop with our 30+ studio artists 
⭐️Paper Bag Reflections art making activity, 6-9pm
⭐️Live performance by Black Box Dance Theatre .box.theatre ,  6:30 and 7:30pm

Artwork Credit:  Steven Cozart; The Pencil Test: Chelsea, Freddie Bell
 

Join Lamar Whidbee  on Saturday, January 20 from 2 - 3pm for an artist talk and conversation to learn more about his sol...
01/04/2024

Join Lamar Whidbee on Saturday, January 20 from 2 - 3pm for an artist talk and conversation to learn more about his solo exhibition, Amygdala. As a practicing artist and mental health professional, Lamar brings a unique perspective that is sure to provoke and inspire. (Link in bio to register) 

Artwork: Lamar Whidbee; Covid Baby 1

Join us and Oak City Music Collective for a TWO day experience featuring Music of Resistance: The Gabriel Alegria Afro-P...
01/03/2024

Join us and Oak City Music Collective for a TWO day experience featuring Music of Resistance: The Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet!

Come enjoy the world's most interesting band for a cultural journey of Afro-Peruvian music in this intimate workshop and performance! Get your tickets while you still can.

When?
Friday, January 12 from 7-9pm
Saturday, January 13 from 2-4pm

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-of-resistance-the-gabriel-alegria-afro-peruvian-jazz-sextet-tickets-760172044047?aff=oddtdtcreator

Happy New Year's Eve from the Artspace Team!What a year it's been! In 2023, we engaged with more than 20,000 adults, tee...
12/31/2023

Happy New Year's Eve from the Artspace Team!

What a year it's been! In 2023, we engaged with more than 20,000 adults, teens, and children - and we are so grateful for your support, every step of the way!

We look forward to what the New Year holds and building on this foundation of creative community together.

There's still time to make a 2023 tax-deductible gift! Renew your support with a gift today.

Give Today: https://artspace.app.neoncrm.com/forms/27

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! ⬇Artspace is closed on the following dates ⬇Closed December 23-26 Open December 27-30 11am-7pm Op...
12/22/2023

THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!

⬇Artspace is closed on the following dates ⬇

Closed December 23-26
Open December 27-30 11am-7pm
Open December 31 11am-4pm
Closed January 1-2

See you in the New Year!

Thanks to your generosity and participation this year, Artspace was able to provide educational opportunities for over 6...
12/19/2023

Thanks to your generosity and participation this year, Artspace was able to provide educational opportunities for over 6,000 community members of all ages - providing space for both kids and adults to explore their creative sides through First Friday make + takes, year-round classes, community workshops, Family Days, and Summer Art Camps!

Each one of us has the ability to grow and learn through art. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today and help us continue to provide art education opportunities and community partnerships in the new year and beyond!

Give Today: https://artspace.app.neoncrm.com/forms/27

Images:
1. Patrizia Ferreira teaching a class with IGNITE participants. Photo courtesy of Danny Peña.
2. Graffiti Art Class with Morgan Cook, photo courtesy of Danny Peña
3. 2023 Summer Camp, photo courtesy of Kate, 2023 Summer Camp Coordinator.
4. Winter Family Day, photo courtesy of Danny Peña

Save the date for Summer Camp Registration!It might be cold out, but it's not too early to start making summer plans! Ea...
12/17/2023

Save the date for Summer Camp Registration!

It might be cold out, but it's not too early to start making summer plans! Early bird registration for members begins February 7 and open enrollment begins February 21. Preview classes on our website in late January.

Each summer, Artspace offers 8 weeks of fun and creativity during our Summer Camps for rising Grades 1-12! We offer week-long summer art camps in various mediums, taught by professional artists, who lead students in the creative process, encourage exploration, and produce one-of-a-kind projects! While creating, students have the opportunity to meet working artists and view exhibitions from national and regional exhibiting artists in our unique facility in downtown Raleigh.

The holiday season is here! Come to Artspace, TOMORROW December 16 from 11am-4pm for our Holiday Market! What will you e...
12/15/2023

The holiday season is here! Come to Artspace, TOMORROW December 16 from 11am-4pm for our Holiday Market!

What will you enjoy?

⭐Shop with our 30+ studio artist
⭐Shop handmade creations by 19 guest artist
⭐Shop our 12x12 showcase + exhibitions
⭐Free Cozy Snow Globe art activity
⭐Eat Nana’s Sweet Treats

Call for 2024 Summer Camp Teachers has been extended!Deadline: Monday, December 18 at 11:59pm Let us know your creative ...
12/14/2023

Call for 2024 Summer Camp Teachers has been extended!

Deadline: Monday, December 18 at 11:59pm

Let us know your creative and fun class ideas for our 2024 Summer Camp! Instructors may submit up to 4 proposals.

Instructors get paid $500 per camp and will teach in a space surrounded by artwork and studio artists.

Send us your ideas: https://form.jotform.com/232836184848165

Join Artspace for a captivating walking tour through the heart of downtown Raleigh as we feature light-based installatio...
12/13/2023

Join Artspace for a captivating walking tour through the heart of downtown Raleigh as we feature light-based installations from the Illuminate Art Walk produced by Downtown Raleigh Alliance on Friday, December 15 at 6:00pm.

This special tour will begin and end at City Plaza (443 Fayetteville St) and we encourage you to grab a Sip N’ Stroll drink from Element Gastropub or any participating bars & restaurants. The tour is free and open to the public but donations are welcome.

🗓️ Date: Friday, December 15 starting at 6pm 
📍 Meeting Point: City Plaza-443 Fayetteville Street 
🎟️ Tickets: Register for free
📌 Important Information:
- Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
- We encourage everyone to take photos with the installations so tag for a chance to be featured!
- Limited spots available, so reserve your ticket early.

At Artspace, we believe access to the arts is a right – one which has the power to create positive change in communities...
12/12/2023

At Artspace, we believe access to the arts is a right – one which has the power to create positive change in communities. That’s why the vast majority of our events are free and open to the public; why we encourage multi-generational art engagement through Family Days; and why we offer post-grad residencies, supporting artists with time and space to explore their creative process.

Your contribution today ensures this essential work can continue. Please consider a tax-deductible donation today! https://artspace.app.neoncrm.com/forms/27

Photos courtesy of Danny Peña and Sanjé James

The holiday season is here! Come to Artspace next Saturday, December 16 from 11am-4pm for our Holiday Market! (Link in b...
12/10/2023

The holiday season is here! Come to Artspace next Saturday, December 16 from 11am-4pm for our Holiday Market! (Link in bio to register)

What will you enjoy? 

🛍️Shop with our 30+ studio artist 
🛍️Shop handmade creations by 19 guest artist 
❄️Free Cozy Snow Globe art activity
🧁Eat Nana’s Sweet Treats and more 

Artwork: Wendy Burgess, Suijin Li, Kay Parks, Paige Carpenter, and Nick Kiely

We are happy to welcome Nathalie Ray as our Development Manager! Welcome to the team Nathalie.Nathalie Ray is an arts ad...
12/07/2023

We are happy to welcome Nathalie Ray as our Development Manager! Welcome to the team Nathalie.

Nathalie Ray is an arts advocate, administrator, and artist who grew up attending Artspace's iconic First Fridays. Her passion is representing and nourishing local, professional arts initiatives to create a more vibrant, creative, empathetic world. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating with a double-major in Arts Administration and Drama. During her time there, she received a scholarship from the Lloyd International Honors Program to study abroad at the University of Wales Trinity St. David in Camarthen, Wales. For five years she served as Development Director for Burning Coal Theatre Company, conducting all fundraising, outreach, and marketing efforts. She continues her artistic practice as a freelance theatre director in the Triangle and beyond, and co-founded the unincorporated eggNYMPH Artist Collective. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and cat, Berlioz. She's thrilled to be joining the exemplary team at Artspace to spearhead development efforts.

Shop with us this holiday season at our Holiday Market on Saturday December 16 from 11am-4pm! (Linked below register)In ...
12/06/2023

Shop with us this holiday season at our Holiday Market on Saturday December 16 from 11am-4pm! (Linked below register)

In addition to our more than 30 studio artists, we will have 19 guest artists with their best handmade creations in a wide range of media from pottery and planters to paintings to jewelry and glass all under one roof.

While you’re here, make your own art with our free Cozy Snow Globe art activity. Nana’s Sweet Treats will also be here with delicious desserts and hot chocolate available for purchase, and festive beer, mulled wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-art-market-tickets-773143622387?aff=oddtdtcreator

Thank you to our community partners at  who stopped by this   to present us with a generous grant - supporting our missi...
11/29/2023

Thank you to our community partners at who stopped by this to present us with a generous grant - supporting our mission of inspiring positive community impact through art!

During this season of gratitude, we want to say a big thank you to everyone again for joining us for Art Bash this year ...
11/28/2023

During this season of gratitude, we want to say a big thank you to everyone again for joining us for Art Bash this year and supporting North Carolina artists and the work that we do - we are incredibly grateful!

If you weren't able to make it to Art Bash, consider showing your support for Artspace by making a gift this Giving Tuesday. Our goal this year is to raise money to ensure monthly stipends for all of our artists in residence. We have already raised 33% of our goal with a guaranteed monthly stipend for one of our residency programs - help us reach 100% and extend stipends to all artists that are in residency with us! Click here to give: https://artspace.app.neoncrm.com/forms/27

Join us for Merry Mischief: Printmaking Holiday Cards with artist Alanah Reid  on Thursday December 14 from 6-9pm! (Link...
11/27/2023

Join us for Merry Mischief: Printmaking Holiday Cards with artist Alanah Reid  on Thursday December 14 from 6-9pm! (Link in bio to register)

Celebrate the holidays and make mischief in this printmaking workshop. Whether it’s a clever pun, a sentimental message, or a unique illustration, you’ll have the opportunity to create holiday cards with your personal, humorous touch.

No prior art experience is necessary – just bring your sense of humor, imagination, and a desire to let loose and you’ll leave with a stack of unique holiday cards.
 

First Friday is next week from 6-10pm! ⬇️ Here's what to look forward to ⬇️⭐Carolina Roots exhibition with work by North...
11/24/2023

First Friday is next week from 6-10pm!

⬇️ Here's what to look forward to ⬇️

⭐Carolina Roots exhibition with work by North Carolina rural artists in Gallery 1

⭐Amygdala exhibition with work by Lamar Whidbee in Gallery 2

⭐Adrift exhibition by Oami Powers in Upfront Gallery

⭐12x12 Member Showcase in the corridors with work by Artspace staff, studio artists, and artist members

⭐Free art making activity, 6-9pm

⭐Live holiday music by XOXOK, 7-9pm

⭐Desserts for sale by Nana’s Sweet Treats ~ An Edible Blessing

⭐Learn about upcoming elections and register to vote with You Can Vote

Our Art Bash annual benefit event was a night to remember! ✨We managed to raise a jaw-dropping $142,450 - surpassing our...
11/20/2023

Our Art Bash annual benefit event was a night to remember! ✨

We managed to raise a jaw-dropping $142,450 - surpassing our goal of $100k towards our work supporting artists and inspiring positive community impact through art! We also raised special funding for our fabulous new Artspace On the Go art education program!

We couldn't have done it without the support of our generous sponsors, volunteers, board members, donors, artists and 300+ guests - thank you for being a part of such a fantastic evening. Cheers to On Board Charcuterie onboardchar, Trophy Brewing Company, Young Hearts Distilling, and Cook's Mill Whiskey, for being a integral part of Art Bash and our community.

Get ready to mark your calendars, because Art Bash is officially an annual event! We can't wait to see you all next year for another evening of pure magic!

Photography: Angela Hollowell .

We’re so honored to have an original painting by JP Jermaine Powell  at Art Bash! JP has been a beautiful light in our a...
11/17/2023

We’re so honored to have an original painting by JP Jermaine Powell at Art Bash!

JP has been a beautiful light in our art community. By highlighting artists, culture, and nature in his work and bringing people together. We’re so excited to have been apart of his growing art journey.

“Local art organizations are the lifeblood of our vibrant local art community. They provide so many opportunities to new and seasoned creatives. Artspace of downtown has played a great part in the JP brand story thought my career. I want to personally thank the staff for including me in celebration of Art Bash 2023.” -JP

II revealing at Art Bash



Artspace will have the following adjusted hours due to Art Bash and the Holidays:Friday 11/17: Closed Saturday 11/18: Cl...
11/16/2023

Artspace will have the following adjusted hours due to Art Bash and the Holidays:

Friday 11/17: Closed
Saturday 11/18: Closed
Sunday 11/19: Closed
Wednesday 11/22: Open
Thursday 11/23: Closed
Friday 11/24: Closed

On Saturday 11/25 Artspace will resume regular hours.

Art you can taste.Our mouth's are watering over this menu designed by On Board Charcuterie & Catering!  Supported by the...
11/12/2023

Art you can taste.

Our mouth's are watering over this menu designed by On Board Charcuterie & Catering!

Supported by the partnership of Trophy Brewing , Young Hearts , Cook's Mill and Raleigh Wine Shop - we're sure you're going to enjoy Art Bash with happy hearts and full bellies.

If you haven't grabbed your tickets, don't wait! They're going fast - link the our bio.



Ready to dance? We know we are.We can't wait to sway to the sounds of the Al Strong Quartet at Art Bash!Al Strong  is an...
11/11/2023

Ready to dance? We know we are.

We can't wait to sway to the sounds of the Al Strong Quartet at Art Bash!

Al Strong  is an award-winning trumpet player, composer, recording artist, and educator. A cultural innovator, he is the co-founder of the non-profit the Art of Cool Project, which spawned the internationally recognized Art of Cool Music Festival. He sings to so many of the visions and values of Artspace and will undoubtedly captivate you on the stage.

Join the party! Tickets are on sale at the link in our bio.

📸 Courtesy of Al Strong

 


Holiday Market Artists Call!We're looking for artist  for our annual Holiday Market  on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from...
11/09/2023

Holiday Market Artists Call!

We're looking for artist for our annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 11am to 4pm.

Application Due: Monday November 20, 2023

Application Fee: $25

Table Fee: $40 (application fee for artists who are selected will count towards the table fee)

Apply: https://form.jotform.com/233103737217147

Check out this fiber art masterpiece from a Raleigh staple!

We've been so honored to work with Caitlin Cary  throughout...
11/09/2023

Check out this fiber art masterpiece from a Raleigh staple!

We've been so honored to work with Caitlin Cary throughout the years - from her music to her visual art, she is always forging beauty wherever she is. In 2015, Caitlin began a 5-year studio stay at Artspace. In March of 2021, she and her husband opened a gallery and studio space in Raleigh named The Pocket .

Caitlin's work is represented by the Horse & Buggy & Friends & PS 118 galleries in Durham, NC, Visual Index in Winston-Salem, NC, and by Yard Dog Gallery in Austin, TX.

Join us at Art Bash on November 18th for an opportunity to take home "Piers Interlopers II" - tickets are still available at the link in our bio!

Piers Interlopers II
Fabric & stitch on stiffened canvas/wood panel
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Check out this fiber art masterpiece from a Raleigh staple!We've been so honored to work with Caitlin Cary throughout th...
11/08/2023

Check out this fiber art masterpiece from a Raleigh staple!

We've been so honored to work with Caitlin Cary throughout the years - from her music to her visual art, she is always forging beauty wherever she is. In 2015, Caitlin began a 5-year studio stay at Artspace. In March of 2021, she and her husband opened a gallery and studio space in Raleigh named The Pocket.

Caitlin's work is represented by the Horse & Buggy & Friends & PS 118 galleries in Durham, NC, Visual Index in Winston-Salem, NC, and by Yard Dog Gallery in Austin, TX.

Join us at Art Bash on November 18th for an opportunity to take home "Piers Interlopers II" - tickets are still available with the link below.

Piers Interlopers II
Fabric & stitch on stiffened canvas/wood panel
46”x56”

Art Bash Tickets- http://onecau.se/_3b5en1

Today is your last day to register for Ceramic Magnolia Flowers workshop with studio artist Oami Powers! In this intro c...
11/08/2023

Today is your last day to register for Ceramic Magnolia Flowers workshop with studio artist Oami Powers!

In this intro ceramic class on Thursday, November 9 + 16 from 6-9pm, you will learn how to build your own magnolia flower using clay and apply glazes for added color. This is an entry level class and no prior experience is required!
Part-one will focus on forming your clay and creating your magnolias. The second class will focus on adding color and glazing your magnolia.

Click the link below to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceramic-magnolia-flowers-adult-class-16-tickets-741078865837?aff=oddtdtcreator

We're hiring! Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience CoordinatorLocation: Downtown Raleigh, NCImmediate Opening December 2023🟡 ...
11/06/2023

We're hiring!

Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
Immediate Opening December 2023

🟡 Position

The Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is a full-time position and will be our visitor’s first point of contact at Artspace at the front desk. The position will also work collaboratively with the Director of Operations + Finances on daily bookkeeping needs. At the front desk, the Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is to greet community members, brief visitors about the existing exhibitions and programs, and provide guidance for self tours. The other main objective for the Bookkeeper + Visitor Experience Coordinator is to comply with proper record keeping and maintaining accurate books on accounts payable and receivable, as well as daily financial entries.

🟡 Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time salaried position. The salary range is between $40,000-$45,000, commensurate to experience. Applications will be accepted by email and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Emails should be submitted to [email protected]. Materials should include a cover letter and resume. Additional materials and references may be requested of finalists. No phone calls, please.

Click the link below for full the job description.

https://artspacenc.org/jobs-internships/

Cosmopolitan Magazine called her "one of the most badass female artists in the biz." We agree. It's one of the many reas...
11/03/2023

Cosmopolitan Magazine called her "one of the most badass female artists in the biz." 
We agree. It's one of the many reasons we're so excited to have the work and presence of Maya Freelon () at Art Bash on 11/18.

Maya Freelon is an award-winning visual artist whose work was described by the late poet Maya Angelou as "visualizing the truth about the vulnerability and power of the human being." She has been featured on the cover of Walter Magazine () and Garden & Gun () highlighted her as one of the women who make up today's richly diverse South.

Freelon’s artwork has been commissioned and collected by museums and galleries worldwide, as well as major universities and corporations - and now Art Bash attendees can join that list.

Depth
22"x22"
Spinning Tissue Ink Monoprint
Grab your tickets to Art Bash for an opportunity to bid on Maya's piece!

Headshot Photographer- Lissa Gotwals ()

Join artist Patrizia Ferriera  for her Embroidered Wonderlands workshop at Artspace on Saturday November 4 + 11 from 1-4...
11/01/2023

Join artist Patrizia Ferriera  for her Embroidered Wonderlands workshop at Artspace on Saturday November 4 + 11 from 1-4pm! (Link in bio to register) 

In this workshop you will learn stitching, beading, and embroidery techniques while creating a textured wonderland. The class encourages using non-traditional and sustainable materials, with opportunities to incorporate personal images. No prior experience is necessary, and participants are welcome to bring any unusual materials they would like to try.
 

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201 E Davie Street
Raleigh, NC
27601

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

+19198212787

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