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  • 1004 Morning Glory Ave, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: (919) 213-1441
  • Fax: (919) 374-8622
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SPECTRE Arts is a gallery and green space venue hosting revolving exhibits, workshops, talks, and more.

Located in the Downtown Durham Golden Belt Historic District, it neighbors The Cotton Room, Golden Belt, and Liberty Arts Warehouse. The organization’s historical building was constructed as a church in 1910 and was used for this purpose until late 2011. After a year and a half of renovations, the space has been revitalized and now includes artists’ studios as well as exhibition and performance spaces, including outdoor green space. Through a variety of programming, SPECTRE Arts aims to encourage collaboration and the exchange of creative ideas.

Rent SPECTRE Arts for meetings, retreats, fundraising parties, weddings, or any other social event. The space includes a 600-square-foot gallery and a spacious 2,400-square-foot outdoor private yard. Rent by the day or half-day. For more information visit: http://www.spectrearts.org/about/rentals/

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  • Business Hours: 3rd Friday hours 6pm-9pm
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 1.40
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 12.9
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Group Tour Info
  • Avg. Tour Length: 30 Mins.
  • Group Rates: Email for reservation quotes.
  • Maximum Group Size: 120
  • Scheduling Policy: Email for reservation quotes & policies
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Property Details & Services
  • Year Built: 2013
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SPECTRE Arts Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 1
  • Total Sqft.: 600
  • Largest Room: 150
  • Theatre Capacity: 45
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • Ceiling: 12
  • Description: Space includes a 600 s/f indoor gallery area adjoining a 2,400 s/f private, outdoor yard. Available for half-day, full-day, and evening rentals, any day of the week. The interior space can accommodate up to 90 guests standing and 40 comfortably seated. The outdoor garden area, available with or without tent set-up, can accommodate up to 150 guests standing or several tables to serve and seat approximately 125 guests. A list of caterers and vendors working with SPECTRE and rental specs for the space are available upon request. Our performance area is uniquely placed to handle the requirements of a music event, outdoor theater or special occasions rental. We have lighting over the yard and power for all equipment needs. The greenspace is a large grassy field ready for you to throw out your blankets and sit on the lawn or put out seating and tables. The green space is often paired with the indoor gallery space which houses a kitchenette, great for catering, and a full bathroom. We can comfortably accommodate 200 outdoor standing and 150 seated.
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  • Outdoor Capacity: 150
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Meeting Facility Rooms
Gallery space
26 X 24

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MFA|EDA2018 Thesis Exhibition: Closing Party

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604