Accessibility

Accessibility

Artspace is committed to increasing accessibility and broadening access to the arts; we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the creative process. Everyone is welcome at Artspace. 

If you have an accommodation you would like to request for an upcoming program or exhibition, have a suggestion about our accessibility, or if you have a question about our accessibility, please contact Megan Sullivan, Operations and Finance Manager at 919.821.2787 or msullivan@artspacenc.org.

When visiting Artspace drop off with the easiest (and least busy) curb cut is located at the corner of Blake St. and Davie St. There is a closer curb cut entrance to Artspace at the NE corner of the intersection of Davie St. and Blount St. There is also the option to get dropped off (no curb cut). There is a loading zone with a raised curb directly in front of the entrance to Artspace. Cabs can drop off there, but be cautioned that there is no curb cut.

  • Our galleries, classrooms, studios, and all public areas are fully handicapped accessible.
  • We have a wheelchair on-site for anyone who requires it and all restrooms accommodate people with disabilities.
  • All studios have signage, including Braille lettering, for people who are blind or have low vision.
  • Our wayfinding signage uses large font, high contrast, and a flat finish for persons with low vision.
  • All exhibition brochures are available in large print.
  • Our educational programs are accessible to those with disabilities and arrangements can be made to accommodate many differing needs through a partnership with Arts Access.
  • We are happy to provide audio tours and/or ASL interpretation for our exhibitions and special events. If possible, please submit your request two weeks in advance.
  • In our marketing efforts, we emphasize the facility’s accessibility to encourage those with special needs to become a part of our programming.
  • Service animals are welcome. 
  • Enchroma glasses are available for checkout at the front desk for visitors with colorblindness. Please note, Enchroma glasses do not correct for all form of colorblindness.

Artspace is part of a Learning Community of eleven arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.