* Upcoming Events *

Here’s what we have going in the next little while. To receive email notice for this or other Triangle ArtWorks events, sign up for our mailing list.

  • January 30SMASH 2018! Mark your calendars NOW to attend Triangle ArtWorks biggest annual event.  Every year, Triangle ArtWorks brings the entire Triangle arts community together in one place to celebrate their amazing community and kick off a New Year. This event takes place at RTP Frontier and is a great opportunity for individual artists of all disciplines, arts organization staffs, and anyone who works in or loves the arts, to come together for fellowship, celebration, and networking.

Help Triangle ArtWorks make this the best SMASH yet – Be a SMASH Sponsor!  See the four levels of Support here.


SPONSOR ($1000+)

Allen Tate, Realtors
Arts NC State
CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, Powered by Carolina Performing Arts
Mosaic at Chatham Park
Coffee & Crepes



Bare Theatre
Maggie Clay Love Consulting
Triangle Community Foundation
Trailblazer Studios
Nancy & Fred Hutchinson
Ella Dickerson

FRIENDS ($100+)

Carter Worthy Realty
Fullsteam Brewery
DAMM Studios
Adair McNear and Tim Gerla


  • Friday, December 8, Noon – 1:30/RTP Frontier  – “Starting/Running a Business for Makers” Workshop. Here is your chance to hear from experts on all issues facing anyone starting an arts or creative business.  Areas to be covered include:
  • Business Form
  • Requirements for hiring employees or contractors
  • Accounting/taxes
  • Contracts
  • Licensing
  • Patents/Copyrights

We put together a stellar panel to cover these issues from a practical standppoint, to help you get a handle on the legal and financial issues facing “makers” interested in starting a business.

Moderator: Brandon Huffman – Odin Law & Media
Allison Cohan – Williams Mullen – (Employment)
Lyle Gravatt – NK Patent – (Patent)
Scott Hensley – Stancil & Company, CPA
John Maron – NC Secretary of State’s Office – Director, Investor Protection & Education Services, NC
Department of the Secretary of State, Securities Division
Brian Phillips – K&L Gates -(Business/Licensing)

This program was presented by Law + ArtWorks, a Resource Group of Triangle ArtWorks.

  • Wednesday, November 8 – TEAL Happy Hour! 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Triangle’s newest Rooftop Bar – 10th & Terrace Come join TEAL at Downtown Raleigh brand new and highest rooftop bar in, 10th & Terrace. for an evening with fellow Triangle visual artists, musicians, dancers, art administrators and other creatives. Enjoy an evening connecting with dozens of visionaries that are all working to make this area a more beautiful place with their gifts and talents, all while enjoying a drink and appetizers overlooking the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Be ready to network with all the right people to build your impact in the Triangle arts community.What’s included: Snacks, crazy plans to help you network and the incredible view. There will be a cash bar. The Event is FREE! But Please Register Here!
  • November 17, 11:30 to 1pm –  Law + ArtWorks workshop – “Insurance & Liability for Artists & Arts Organizations” Your arts business/nonprofit does great work!  What could possibly go wrong?Building floods or has a fire?
    Your company dancers/actors are injured?
    A visitor gets injured at your space or event?
    A craft/product you make causes an injury?
    Someone breaks in and steals or damages your work or equipment?How do you prepare for this liability?  How do you reduce your potential liability?
    Come to Law + ArtWorks November workshop – “Understanding Insurance & Liability for Artists and Arts Organizations” and learn from insurance attorney Tom Contois of Smith Moore Leatherwood and Stuart Powell, longtime insurance executive who has written coverage for all manner of businesses and properties ranging from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Rembrandt paintings.


  • October 12 – TEAL Lunch & Learn on “Social Media” –  RTP Frontier, Dive Conf Rm, 11:30-1pm!Having an online presence is a crucial part of the landscape of successful creatives & creative institutions. But do you know how to navigate this new territory? This months Lunch & Learn Discussion Leaders are blazing their own trail in the wilds of social media!
    • Tamara Kissane – Creator, theatre-maker & podcaster who “boot-strapped” her way through The Artist Soapbox podcast with the intent to help support a thriving artistic community in the Triangle;
    • Angela Jones, The Ultimate Fashionista – Fashion stylist, blogger, guru & influencer who’s Instagram account and blog not only garners thousands of followers but successfully converts those individuals to real life clients;
    • Meredith Kimball Laing, Director of Communications for the North Carolina Symphony, an arts organization vital to the NC cultural life whose social media presence boasts a staggering combined following of more than twenty thousand across multiple applications.
  • October 19 – Law + ArtWorks Annual “Legal Issues for Photographers” presented as part of Click Photography Festival. This popular event brings back lawyers Pam Chestek, Brandon Huffman and Mike Tadych. It is always a lively question and answer session covering all issues related to photography,  including model releases, photographing in public, copyrights, drone photogrpahy, licensing, fair use and more.  Bring your questions and your experiences, as the lawyers will lead an open discussion on the most recent state of the law, as well as how the law affects your work.  Professionals, amateurs and anyone taking picture for publication should attend! Register here.
  • September 20“Estate Planning for Artists” with Mavis Gragg at RTP Frontier. Another workshop from Law + ArtWorks. This presentation will cover:
    • What is an estate plan and why you need one?
    • Documents included in an estate plan, with explanations of each document
    • How to protect your art after you’re gone
    • Supporting arts institutions with planned giving
  • Law + ArtWorks Legal Happy Hour – Wednesday, July 26, 6-9 pm, at Bar Arcana in Durham.
    • Join the lawyers of  Law + ArtWorks for drinks, snacks anScreen Shot 2017-07-06 at 8.17.48 AMd a little “legal mingling.”
    • Meet area lawyers that are supporting the Triangle arts business community
    • Learn about ways they are serving artists, arts organizations and arts businesses in the Triangle
    • Meet Triangle ArtWorks staff and learn about the Organization’s work
    • Have fun & meet other artists of all disciplines from across the Triangle!
    • Help us plan better by signing up for this event here.
  • TEAL Happy Hour – Thursday, June 29, 6-8 pm – Mothership (401 W. Geer St.) and drinks after at Parts & Labor. FREE!  Cash bar. You don’t have to register to attend….but it sure helps us plan. 11694064_10153580657021495_1207117681964864248_n
    • Join Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) for a night-out networking event in Durham. We will be starting with a tour of the Mothership, a new venue, creative business incubator and resource (formerly The Makery/Mercury Studio) and then heading upstairs for drinks and networking at Parts & Labor.
    • This is a great opportunity to meet new folks from the arts community across the Triangle and learn more about this new resource.
    • Mothership is a space to share, make, and collaborate on good work. Our collaborative downtown Durham home is a laboratory for ideas, stocked with resources and support for makers of all kind:
      • Workshop to sustain meaningful work
      • A retail shop to bring ideas out into the open
      • Event space to celebrate, gather, teach and learn
      • A collaborative community founded on radical acceptance