Upcoming Event

Peep Show Fundraiser | May 3, 2019 | 6-8pm

On Friday evening, May 3rd, we will host our first Peep Show to raise money for the Liberty Arts Community Scholarship Program.

We want to be able to bring in deserving students from all over Durham to learn new skills in our studio. Tickets are either $30, $50, $100, $250 or $500 - your choice of donation level - with a goal of raising at least $3,000 to start this meaningful fund. All tickets give you access to early buying opportunities for all of our pieces, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks (beer, wine and soft), live music and the very good company of art lovers and supporters.

Register here

The Silent Auction will start this evening with a “Buy It Now” option, and just SOME of the items on the table will be:

$100 Gift Card to any M Restaurant from Mike Lee

Lunch with NY Times Bestselling Author, Cat Warren, and a signed copy of her book “What The Dog Knows”

Hands-on Pie making class with Phoebe Lawless from Scratch

Lunch with sculptor Steve Little

Holly Aiken backpack

Kindle Fire

$100 Gift Card to NANASTEAK

Patina Painting by Jackie MacLeod

5-pack yoga classes with Aubrey Zinaich - Kundalini Yoga & Sadhana

Hand-made pots from Delores Hayes

A Bee Necklace - Tricia Becker

Bull City Burger & Brew Card

More items are coming in every day. Stay tuned

100% of the proceeds of the ticket sales will go toward the Scholarship Program.

Register here and donate to this really important program

Spring Open Studios & Sale | May 4, 2019 | 11-5pm

It's Spring!!

And that means we open our doors and invite you all in for a big party - otherwise known as our Annual Spring Open Studios and Sale Weekend! We're SO excited this year to offer a few more opportunities for fun, shopping, learning and giving.

Starting at 11am we invite you in for a day of demos, music, a silent auction and interaction with all the artists who will be selling fantastic pieces for your home or as gifts for friends and family. Food trucks will be available for brunch/lunch/dessert and drinks.

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 | 1st Vegan! | 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. Get ready for our first all vegan Feast!

Your Chef for the evening will be Maggie Radzwiller, Private Chef and Caterer, recognized by The New York Times, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Southern Living, Esquire, Restaurant Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and The Wine Spectator.

Maggie’s expertise in operations, as executive chef and owner, of Brightleaf 905 led to John Mariani’s review in Esquire Magazine: “What Maggie Radzwiller doesn’t know about the restaurant business isn’t worth knowing.”

(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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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.