Talks, Events & Demos

Artspace offers artists’ talks, events and demonstrations in conjunction with our exhibitions.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

First Fridays, 6-10pm

December 7 // January 4 // February 1 



Artspace Holiday Market
SAT December 8, 11am – 5pm 

It’s a great day for art! Join us for our holiday market featuring Artspace artists and artists from our community. Perfect time to get a last minute gift! And afterwards, be sure to check out our friends and neighbors over at Anchorlight’s open studios, from 3-7pm that day.

communityconversationANY BLACK MAN: A Community Conversation about Identity and Empowerment
TH December 13, 6:30 – 8pm | Studio 206 @ Artspace

Is the portrayal of black men in America fair and balanced? Do we perceive every black male as being the worst our society has to offer? Are black men a monolith?

Artspace and the Black On Black Project are partnering on a special three month Regional Emerging Artist in Residence program featuring artist Anthony Patterson. The conversation is based on Patterson’s Any Black Man portrait series in which he examines how — to some — black men are all the same: criminal. This discussion will focus on why black men (and women) are perceived this way and how the true narrative can be shared.

The event is free, but please rsvp to the evite (here), so we can anticipate attendance.




BIG INK at Artspace
November 9 +10, 2019

The public is invited to see artists print large-scale woodblocks on BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.

If you are an artist interested in participating, please visit for more information. See the Facebook event with additional details here.

Recent Events

Artspace Gala
SAT November 17, 6:30pm 

Celebrate creativity with us during an evening of fine art, food and fun. Proceeds benefit Artspace + the Triangle arts community. Tickets + sponsorships available now!

Artist Talk with Jillian Goldberg + Susan LaMantia
SAT October 20, 12pm 

Learn about Jillian Goldberg + Susan LaMantia’s processes and artwork on exhibit.

First Friday // Ofrenda Celebration
FRI November 2, 6 – 10pm 

It’s Día de los Muertos! Come celebrate with us and see Peter Marin’s Ofrenda installation, indulge in a Videri chocolate and Pan de Muertos tasting, all while enjoying traditional Mexican music.

SOFA Artist Hangout at the NCMA
FRI October 26, 6pm 

Get together with new and old art buddies to chill and create. Bring a project, use our materials to create something on the spot, or just hang.

Find out about local artist opportunities with guest host Annah Lee, director of artistic programming at Artspace. Meet artists Eric Knisley and Marx Myth as they unveil their latest Exquisite Corpse collaboration, “Busy Town.”

Price includes a drink ticket redeemable at Iris after Dark.

Mural Painting at Centro’s Day of the Dead 5k
SAT October 27, 9am – 12pm

Centro is hosting a Day of the Dead 5k and celebration and we’ll have an interactive mural that you can help paint! Artist Cornelio Campos worked with the Brentwood Boys + Girls Club to design the mural and now we need you to help paint it. Come celebrate with us and be a part of this community art project!

Día de los Muertos

We’re collaborating with artists Pepe Caudillo, Peter Marin, Cornelio Campos and Leticia Alavarez to explore the artistic and cultural traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. Stay tuned in October for special classes, outreach + community programs, the creation of an altar/offrendas at Artspace, and a panel discussion on the origins of this tradition + issues of cultural appropriation.

Panel Discussion with Leticia Alvarez, Pepe Caudillo + Cornelio Campos
SAT October 13, 11am

Join us for a free talk on the origins of the tradition Día de los Muertos + issues of cultural appropriation.

Artist Talk with Summer Rezeli
SAT September 29, 12pm

Learn about Summer Rezeli’s time as a resident artist and works on exhibit.

Summer Celebration
SAT August 18, 12:30 – 3pm 

Join Artspace as we host a special exhibit showcasing the work of all of our young artists. Work will be on display starting Th. August 16th and will be celebrated with a special closing reception on Sat August 18th. Dress up, bring your family for treats, music, art and community!

Artist Talk with Summer Artist in Residence Dana Lynn Harper + PNC Pop in Artist in Residence Jeana Eve Klein
SAT August 4, 12pm 

Hear from our Summer Artist in Residence Dana Lynn Harper and our PNC Pop in Artist in Residence Jeana Eve Klein as they discuss their residencies, processes, and works on exhibit.

Artist Member Field Trip
FRI July 13

Join Annah Lee, Director of Artistic Programs, to visit Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington. Space is limited, contact to reserve your spot.

Impulse Control with Julia Caston and Harriet Hoover
SAT June 30, 7pm 

Body Slams. Jumping. Bopping. These are all impulses deemed inappropriate in the workplace. Join Julia and Harriet for a performance about wanting to express oneself at work or in other regulated social space. This performance grapples with what it means to be one’s true authentic self in all settings.

Julia Caston is a queer cisgender woman from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BA from Barnard College and an MFA from UNC Greensboro. She is a current Regional Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace and is an upcoming Brightwork Fellow at Anchor Light Studio.

Harriet Hoover is a multi-disciplinary artist whose sculptures and performances explore personal responses to space, place, and memory. She received her BA + BS from NC State University and her MFA from UNC Greensboro. She is a 2016 NC Arts Council Fellowship recipient and lives in Raleigh, NC.