Artist Talks + Events

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 7  MAR 6  / APR 3 / MAY 1

Curator Talk for Hairstory + Domestic Demise

SAT February 22, 12pm

Get the inside scoop on exhibitions Hairstory and Domestic Demise and join us for a guided tour of Galleries 1 + 2 with our Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee. Free!



SAT February 22, 1-2pm

Looking for creative ways to volunteer? Join us for a Volunteer Information Session to learn about our volunteer program and upcoming volunteer opportunities for our Summer Art Camps, First Fridays, school field trips, docent program + more!

You can fill out a volunteer information form to receive more information or sign up to start volunteering right away!

Feel free to join us before the information session for a guided tour of our exhibitions by Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee. Annah will walk visitors through Gallery 1 exhibition, Hairstory and Gallery 2 exhibition, Domestic Demise.

Recent Events


Artist Talk w/ Anthony Patterson
TH January 30, 6p 

Join us for an artist talk with Anthony Patterson as he shares about his process, work and exhibition Gifts from my Grandfather (on view in Artspace Upfront Gallery). Free!

Fine Contemporary Craft Award Ceremony
FRI December 6, 7p 

Fine Contemporary Craft is juried by Mia Hall, Executive Director of Penland School of Craft. Award winners will be announced at 7pm at the opening reception on First Friday.

Holiday Market
SAT December 14 

Join us for our Holiday Market featuring Artspace artists and artists from our community. Perfect time to get a last minute gift!

TH November 14, 6-9pm

Join us for supper, a family-style meal inside Gallery Two where you can make new friends and celebrate contemporary art, food, and beer that pushes boundaries and expands what it means to be Southern. We’ll have food and drinks from Fiction Kitchen, Empire Eats, OMG! Banana Pudding, Foundation, Trophy Brewing, Burial Beer, Bond Brothers Beer and The Sweetest Things. And you won’t want to miss the best dish competition at 7, where $1 gets a vote for your favorite dish! Tickets are $50 and include dinner and two drinks. Get your ticket here! Special thanks to Duke Energy and Empire Eats for sponsoring this event.

Artist Talk w/ Artists of Dirty South
SAT November 16, 12pm

Learn about the various processes of the artists whose work is on exhibition in Dirty South.

BIG INK at Artspace
SAT + SUN November 9 + 10

Join us and see artists print large-scale woodblocks on BIG INK’s giant mobile printmaking press. Presses of this size are rare, so don’t miss your chance to see this one in action!

November First Friday // Fri November 1, 6-10pm // FREE!

We’ll also be hosting a special Día de Muertos Celebration as part of First Friday with food, music, a fun make and take, + more!Artist Talk + Papermaking Workshop w/ Andrew Kozlowski

Día de Muertos Make + Take w/ Centro + Brentwood Boys and Girls Club // Sat October 26, 9-11:30a // FREE! This event takes place near Centro on Wilmington Street, as part of Centro’s Day of the Dead 5k.

FRI  October 25, 6-8pm

Hear from artist Andrew Kozlowski and join him for a deinstallation party and free papermaking workshop.

Casi Muertos Workshop // Sat October 5, 11am-1pm // FREE!

Learn about artist, Julio Gonzalez’s project Día de Los Casi Meurtos with Rafael Osuba, while creating paper marigolds to adorn his exhibition in Studio 206.

Artist Talk w/ Vanessa Murray
SAT  September 28, 12pm

Learn about former Regional Emerging Artist in Residence Vanessa Murray’s work + process.

Second Sunday September
SUN September 8, 1-5pm

On September 8, we will be open from 1-5p, in conjunction with City Market’s Second Sunday Market! Come on by for great exhibitions and artists!

Summer Celebration
SAT August 24, 12:30-3pm

Join Artspace as we host a special exhibition showcasing the work of all of our young artists. Bring your family and friends for treats, music, art and community!

Resident Artist Talk + Tour w/ Casey McGuire + Nicole Simpkins
SAT August 3, 12pm

Hear from resident artists Casey McGuire and Nicole Simpkins as they discuss their residencies, works and creative processes.