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

FEB 1 // MAR 1 // APR 5  // MAY 3



TH January 17, 7 – 9pm 

Bring your sketch materials and a drink and come draw with us! Caston and Power’s are hosting a BYOB Drink + Draw in conjunction with their Marriage of Opposites exhibition. Free! Detail of drawings by Oami Powers.

Artist Talk + Tour with Dane Winkler

SAT January 19, 1 – 2pm 

Learn about Dane Winkler’s process and works on exhibition.


Printmaking Demo with Bill Fick + Local Printmakers
SAT February 23, 1 – 3pm 

Learn about various printmaking techniques from local artists. Participate in a free make + take activity. Event sponsored by Speedball.


Artist Talk + Tour with Brett Morris
SAT March 9, 12 – 1pm 

Learn about Brett Morris’ process and works on exhibition.

Curator Talk with Bill Fick + Judy Jones
SAT March 23, 12 – 1pm 

Hear from the curators about their vision and process for the National Print Invitational exhibition on display in Gallery Two.


Community Conversation: Cross Cultural Narratives with Artist Lien Truong
SAT May 11, 1 – 2pm 

Join us for this community conversation led by artist Lien Truong whose work is on display in the Gallery One exhibition The Sky is Not Sacred.



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

Artist Talk + Tour w/ Julia Caston + Oami Powers
SAT January 12, 1 – 2pm 

Learn about Caston and Power’s residency, process and works on exhibition. Artwork by Julia Caston.

ANY BLACK MAN: A Community Conversation about Identity and Empowerment
TH December 20, 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.

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.

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!

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!

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

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

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.

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.