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  • 201 E. Davie St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601

A visual art center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists. Artspace offers a dynamic studio environment of professional artists, innovative exhibitions and art education programs. Meet inspiring artists, purchase original artwork or take a class. Free admission; donations appreciated. Hours: Tues-Sat., 10am-6pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm; First Friday of each month, 10am-10pm; studio hours vary.


  • Accessible to people with disabilities:
  • Elevators: 1
  • Elevators Indoor:
  • Gift / Retail Shop:
  • Tuesday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10am-7pm
  • Friday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10am-6pm
Artspace Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 4
  • Largest Room: 1,221
  • Theatre Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 300
  • Space Notes: Parties and receptions must begin after 6pm, Tues.-Sat. (set up allowed in the afternoon), or may begin anytime Sun. or Mon. Meetings, conferences and corporate receptions may be held any day during regular business hours or evenings. Artspace will gladly work with the caterer, musicians and event planner of your choice. Gallery Two - is the largest room (33′ x 37′). Your event can be expanded by utilizing the lovely, expansive hallway outside of the Gallery as well. The Gallery Two space accommodates 100 guests seated at tables or up to 300 guests for a buffet-style event. Guests will be surrounded by current exhibiting artwork by nationally-acclaimed artists in the space. Lobby - Accommodates up to 100 guests (50 seated). In the Lobby space, you and your guests are surrounded by colorful and interesting artwork. Education Room - is 40′ x 25′ and can accommodate up to 75 guests (50 seated at tables). This is a utilitarian space, perfect for meetings and informal gatherings. The Education Room is not available mid-June through late Aug. Studio 208 - located on the 2nd floor and is accessible by elevator and stairs. The room is an L shape with an entry space measuring approximately 8.5’ x 14’ and a rear area measuring approximately 16’ x 21’. The rear area is a private space that cannot be seen from the hallway and features a built in counter, a sink and large windows. Studio 208 is great for bridal parties looking for a space to get ready or as a private retreat for the bride and groom. The space can also be used for small corporate meetings or workshops. *The entire Artspace building is available (excluding artist studios) for large events. It can accommodate up to 500 guests. Such events must be amenable to the guests being on two separate floors.
  • Description: Artspace offers a unique facility for small and large events, workshops, and meetings. The building houses 30 artist studios, three exhibition galleries, one education room and a three-story lobby with a winding staircase. Five rental space options are available - Gallery Two, Lobby, Education Room, Studio 208 or the entire building. Artspace also offers Corporate Creativity Workshops for business teams, board retreats or community groups to unleash their creative spirits and open their minds to a new way of thinking, problem solving and working within their businesses and organizations in an interactive art experience.
  • Elevators: 1
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Education Room 25 X 40       1000.00     75     50     56     80     No  
Lobby X           40     30     40     100     No  
Gallery 2 and Hallway 33 X 37       1221.00     140     90     100     250     No  
Entire Building X           140     90     136     500     No  

Printmaking: A Sampler with Susan Soper

  • March 02, 2017 - March 30, 2017
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday

Ever wonder what the difference is between printmaking techniques? In this sampler class with artist Susan Soper, students will experiment with waterl... View Details

Holding On: Jessica Dupuis, Karen Hillier and Sarah Malakoff

  • March 03, 2017 - April 15, 2017
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Featuring ceramics, collage and photography, this exhibition explores the way that personal objects can function as portraits revealing integral parts... View Details

Project Reject is Underway - Jeff Bell & Megan Sullivan

  • March 03, 2017 - May 27, 2017
  • Location: Artspace Lobby
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A new site-specific installation and collaboration by artists Jeff Bell and Megan Sullivan will be featured in the Lobby at Artspace. View Details

Exhibition: Lauren Kalman, But if the Crime is Beautiful

  • March 25, 2017 - May 13, 2017
  • Location: Gallery One
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

"But if the Crime is Beautiful," is a solo exhibition with sculpture, photography and performances from Lauren Kalman. View Details

Printmaking Without a Press with Susan Soper

  • April 22, 2017
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Learn exciting printmaking techniques without expensive equipment! Multi colored original prints will be created using the techniques of monotype, add... View Details

Sculpting the Figure in Clay with Paris Alexander

  • May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
  • Address: 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Working from live models award winning sculptor Paris Alexander will instruct students in the techniques of working in terra-cotta, a classical sculpt... View Details

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