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Durham is a creative, colorful, diverse community filled with acclaimed visual arts. It is home to both the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, with exhibits that travel the world, as well as a thriving collective of innovative galleries and studio spaces that host events and openings on a regular basis, including those at Golden Belt, a renovated factory-cum-artist collective. It is also home to the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, which explores African-American art. And along its streets and outdoor spaces, Durham hosts a number of public art projects that ensure the area shows off its creative appeal.

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21c Museum Hotel

  • 111 N Corcoran St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85, Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 956-6700
  • Downtown Area

21c Museum Hotels has rehabilitated the historic Hill Building in Downtown Durham as a 125-room boutique hotel. In addition to its spacious rooms, complete with contemporary design, the hotel …

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American Tobacco

  • 300 Blackwell St, American Tobacco, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 433-1566
  • Downtown Area

The former home of the Lucky Strike cigarette factory has been transformed into a one-million-sq.-ft. entertainment district, complete with apartments and offices in addition to restaurants, a …

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Bull City Art & Frame Company

  • 905 W Main St, Brightleaf District, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-4278
  • Downtown Area

2000-sq.-ft. gallery featuring local artists. Offers green framing, photo restoration, canvas transfer, needlework, and shadowboxes.

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The Carrack Modern Art

  • 947 E Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 294-8605
  • Downtown Area

The Carrack Modern Art is a cutting edge installation venue for Artists to have short but completely independent shows in a great space in the heart of Downtown Durham.

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Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

  • 1317 W Pettigrew St
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 660-3663
  • Downtown Area

Independent, nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University committed to teaching, producing, and presenting the documentary arts: photography, film, audio, writing, and other creative media. …

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Claymakers Studio & Gallery

  • 705 Foster St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 530-8355
  • Downtown Area

Gallery of North Carolina pottery and ceramic art in a working studio that also offers ongoing classes, individual and community studio areas, firing services, and a ceramics supply store.

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Durham Art Guild - SunTrust Gallery

  • 120 Morris St, Durham Arts Council Bldg
  • Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-2713
  • Downtown Area

The SunTrust Gallery, located in the Durham Arts Council building, is programmed by the Durham Art Guild. The exhibit program consists of four- to five-week solo shows by North Carolina artists, …

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Durham Artists Movement

  • 111 W Parrish St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Downtown Area

A collective of 30 artists who host workshops, art shows, and performances that close the gap between social justice movements and art.

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Durham Arts Council, Inc.

  • 120 Morris St, Downtown Durham
  • I-85 Exit 177
  • Durham, NC 27701-3242
  • (919) 560-2787
  • Downtown Area

The Durham Arts Council is a private nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire North Carolina Triangle region. Founded in 1954, the DAC manages the Durham Arts Council …

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Durham Arts Council, Inc. - Allenton Gallery

  • 120 Morris St, Durham Arts Council Bldg
  • Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 560-2787
  • Downtown Area

The Allenton Gallery is programmed year round with a rotating program of six- to eight-week exhibits. The exhibit program is a mix of solo artists, group shows, and curated theme exhibits. Artists …

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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