Upcoming Event

Throw It Down on Thursdays | 5:30-7:30pm

Come get your yayas out every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm and break some iron for the upcoming pour on November 16th.

Just show up at the our Studio - 918 Pearl St. - with closed-toed shoes, preferably leather boots, and pants. We have all the other protective gear - gloves, jacket, glasses, helmets, face shields and earplugs. We also have a great assortment of hammers and other tools of destruction.

Fun to be had by all!!

Evie G Watts - Show Opening | September 13, 2019 | 6-9pm

A new chapter begins…

After a few years of studio administration and management in two different organizations, I’m getting back into the studio myself to make stuff.

Feeling a bit rusty (ha!), and ready to create things other than schedules, emails, lists and conversations. This show will be the outcome of my summer-long foray back into the fold of metal, clay and wood.

I bring what I’ve learned. I offer you a respite from your computer screen, your everyday surroundings. My hope is that you come away with a new way to look at old things.

The opening promises to be a party - Dex and Half Tones have promised to come and play for us. They are a fabulous local jazz band who has entertained us all a few times now and it's always a pleasure to hear them jam. There will also be food and drinks and lots of people to meet and reconnect with. Come and have some fun!

The show will run through October 13th.

Fallapalooza | September 21, 2019 | 6-10pm


The upcoming Autumnal Equinox has inspired us to open our doors and create the 1st Annual Liberty Arts Fallapalooza. Get ready to celebrate the change of seasons in a completely unique and creative way!

On September 21st from 6 to 10pm our studio at 918 Pearl St will be the place to come for beer and cider from our first class local breweries, food prepared for the season and, of course, s’mores made by you over Liberty Arts’ own fire pits. 

Need some entertainment? Watch your date dancing to fabulous music by local classic rock band Wyde Open and our good friend Alec Ferrell with his mad DJ skills. 

Feeling creative? Design and create your own Autumnal Tiara at our Tiara Table. 

Seriously, where else are you going to find this kind of fun?!?

Tickets are on sale now for $25.

Please note that this event is restricted to those 21 years of age and older.


Stay tuned as we will be posting updates about our menu, the choice of local breweries and more about the evening’s music.

Feast from the Furnace | September 28, 2019 | 6-9pm

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.

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Your Chef will be Chris McLaurin. 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. Follow Chris on IG to see what he’s up to outside the kitchen as well.

(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 4,000 lbs of iron at 3,000 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.

You can participate in this upcoming pour by creating your own scratch block and then watching it being poured on the 16th.

A scratch block is a 6X6 indentation in a block of hardened sand that you will receive when you sign up for a scratch block class. You scratch a design into the block, thinking backwards and upside down because you're creating the negative. We'll pour the molten iron into your block and you'll have a beautiful iron tile of your design. You'll be able to pick it up the next day as it will be TOO hot to take home that night.

Scratch block workshops run a couple of times per week from September 25th to November 16th. Click below find the date that works for you.