Benchspace Gallery & Workshop

Benchspace is a gallery and workshop for investigating contemporary practices of making in the shifting creative landscape of the 21st century. More than simply a place to display finished objects, this innovative flex space is about engaging in critical dialogue and pushing at disciplinary boundaries.

Concerned with modes of production – how skill, process, materials, and ideas are assembled, Benchspace provides a valuable opportunity for artists, makers, designers, students, academics and the public to engage in collaborative practice.

All events are free and held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop unless otherwise noted.  We are located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC. Our gallery hours are 10-6pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Please contact us directly for more information at 828.785.1357 or by e-mail info@craftcreativitydesign.org.

Program Advisory Council

Namita Gupta Wiggers

Board Liason, Critical Craft Forum

Elissa Auther

Windgate Research Curator, Museum of Arts & Design/Bard Graduate Center

Jenni Sorkin

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of California Santa Barbara

Helen Kearney

Project Manager, Barbican Centre and PhD Candidate, Royal College of Art

Libby O'Bryan

Artist and Owner of Sew Co.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW

No Current Exhibitions

Benchspace Gallery & Workshop is currently closed to the public. There are no exhibitions on view at this time. Our next exhibition, Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects will begin Friday, January 19 with a free, public reception from 5 – 8 pm. We will resume regular opening hours, Tue – Sat,  10 am – 6 pm on January […]

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COMING UP

Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects

January 19 – July 28, 2018

To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice.

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RECENT NEWS

Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.

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