• We are now accepting exhibition applications!

    The Carrack is now accepting applications for visual art exhibitions and installations in 2017. Please read the application guidelines thoroughly before submitting an application. Who can apply: ALL artists and curators are invited to apply. We ...

    join us in 2017 - Openings: April - December 2017. Deadlines: January 16​, February 13,​ or March 13, 2017

  • Bright Soft Shield

    New works by Celia Gray with musical performances by Jennifer Curtis

    Bright Soft Shield is new work by Celia Gray, combining contemporary abstract painting and the traditional folk tradition of rug hooking.  The work is big, bright and meandering. Celia Gray’s website > Opening Reception: Friday, ...

    on view November 22 - December 3, 2016

    opening reception Friday, November 25, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Justin Cook’s “Voyager”

    Slideshow and Artist Talk

    Catharsis comes in waves. Sometimes the wave churns you under. What a year 2016 has been. This past June, Justin Cook drove across the country alone. Vegas, Zion, Montana, Seattle, elsewhere. Through screams and celebration, ...

    join us Saturday, December 3, 6pm

  • W H A T W A S F I L M

    Tom Whiteside aka Durham Cinematheque

    In the digital era images have become, paradoxically, somewhat less tangible. W H A T W A S F I L M is an exhibition that puts 16mm motion picture film on display for close ...

    on view December 6 - 17, 2016

    opening reception Friday, December 9, 8pm - Artist Talk and Screening

  • Day With(out) Art 2016: COMPULSIVE PRACTICE

    For the 2016 Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents COMPULSIVE PRACTICE, a video compilation of compulsive, daily, and habitual practices by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, ...

    join us Saturday, December 10, 7pm


    Featuring work by Elise Dorsett, Marco Levati, Renee Ohe, Robin Spohr, and Anna M. Maynard

    Cut and Paste: nounCOMPUTING 1. a process in which text or other data is moved from one part of a document and inserted elsewhere. verb 1. move (text or other data) using cut and paste. ...

    join us Sunday, December 11 and 18, 7pm (Doors at 6:30pm), $10 at the door

  • Brown Bag Youth Open Mic

    Hosted by Redefining Freedom, Free and open to the public

    This open mic is designed to be safe space for youth to build community and share their art. A brown bag gathering, historically, is one in which participants bring their own food to participate in ...

    join us Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 pm

  • Carrack FIT: A Pauline Oliveros Tribute

    CARRACK FIT (Free Improv Tuesdays) is a monthly musical free improvisation series at The Carrack. It occurs on the second Tuesday of every month, curated by Dan Ruccia. This event is free and open to ...

    join us Tuesday, December 13, 8pm

  • Carrack Winter Break / New Website Coming Soon!

    The Carrack will be closed December 19, 2016 – January 13, 2017 for our annual winter break. Our team is looking forward to some much needed rest and time to reflect and strategize on what ...

    on view December 19, 2016 - January 13, 2017

    opening reception in the New Year

  • Ongoing Programs and Events

    Yoga, Drawing, Music, Dance, Film and More

    The Carrack hosts regular and occasional community-organized events, meetings, mixers, workshops, hangouts and shindigs through which artists make contact with other artists, gain new skills or knowledge, brainstorm about or launch projects, or just have ...

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  • Support This Project

    Collective ownership and widespread grassroots support are vital to keeping this place open, experimental and ever-evolving. With your participation, small amounts add up to a great asset for the Arts in Durham. BECOME A SUSTAINER. ...

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