Upcoming Event

Feast from the Furnace | April 13, 2019

Glass blowing demonstrations by Durham-based designer Elijah Leed.


Watch as he makes beautiful hand-blown glass art while you sip wine and feast on an array of small plate appetizers cooked in the same furnace. The evening will kickoff with a leisurely tour of the Liberty Arts studio where you can interact with some of our very talented artists and browse the art they create.

This one-of-a-kind fundraising dining event is one you won’t want to miss.

Your Chef will be Chris MacLaurin. McLaurin was raised to appreciate simple food made with quality ingredients and lots of love. After cooking in DC for a number of years Chris returned to Durham in 2013. Time at Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop as well as Picnic Restaurant introduced him to the amazing food community found in the Triangle. Most recently he was the executive Chef at LaPlace in Hillsborough. Chris is now working to open his own restaurant in Durham.

(Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Also, we are not able to issue refunds for this event.)

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Spring Open Studio & Sale | May 4, 2019

Every spring we invite everyone to come and take a peek behind the scenes here at Liberty Arts. All of us will be in our spaces, giving demonstrations or being available for questions. Our work will be displayed and for sale all over the studio.

A schedule will be available ahead of time so you can be sure to be here for specific demonstrations. It’s a perfect time to meet the artists and get a lot of interactive time with all of us.

We really look forward to seeing you soon!

Jim Cohen - Show Opening | May 17, 2019 | 6-9pm

"Past and Present: a Metalsmith's Journey" is a retrospective featuring one of Liberty Arts newest artisans, Jim Cohen.  The show traces his 20+ year and 4 act career as a metalsmith. You will see his initial foray into the field at a community arts center in Northern Virginia, through graduate school, followed by a sojourn in mythical Santa Fe, and concluding here at Liberty Arts.  The show will highlight Jim's work in Judaica, hollowware, and jewelry.

Jim’s show will run in the Liberty Arts Gallery through June 17th.

Feast from the Furnace | May 18, 2019

Glass blowing demonstrations by Durham-based designer Elijah Leed.


Watch as he makes beautiful hand-blown glass art while you sip wine and feast on an array of small plate appetizers cooked in the same furnace. The evening will kickoff with a leisurely tour of the Liberty Arts studio where you can interact with some of our very talented artists and browse the art they create.

This one-of-a-kind fundraising dining event is one you won’t want to miss. Chef to be announced.

(Sorry, but we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Also, we are not able to issue refunds for this event.)

Register here




4th Annual Iron Pour | November 16, 2019

On Saturday, November 16th we will be melting 3000 lbs of iron at 3000 degrees right in the middle of Durham Central Park. Sound crazy? It's just what we do for fun. 

If you've never seen an Iron Pour, think about a gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.