Brushstoke – New Working Studio and Gallery in Raleigh –

By Lucy Gardiner

Image 4Located in Downtown Raleigh at 520 N. West Street, Brushstroke was created by Susan Bolick to be a workspace, art gallery and event space. The day I visited, Susan and fellow artists, Shade Elam Maret and Gail Scoggins were at their easels painting in the wonderful light filled space. The atmosphere was one of community and creativity.  Artists interested in joining them can contact Susan through their website.

Susan Bolick

Susan Bolick

The gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5. Visitors can enjoy the completed works of the artists that cover the walls, as well as meet the artists and see work in progress. Brushstroke participates in Raleigh’s First Friday Gallery Walk (6-9 PM) and often features guest artists whose work is on display for one week. If you are interested in showing your work, you can email samples of your work to Susan. Information about upcoming events are on the website.

ImageLooking for event space? This may be perfect…it’s size (1300 sf), design and location make it ideal for a variety of events including, but not limited to art shows, workshops and cocktail parties.

So if you haven’t already discovered Brushstroke, next time you are in the Glenwood South area stop in and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and see their wonderful art!

Lucy Gardiner is a visual artist working in multiple media.  One of her passions is teaching art to both adults and children in small groups in her studio.  She also is a frequent volunteer for Triangle Artworks.  Learn more about her work here.  

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