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 email@example.com.
Board Liason, Critical Craft ForumElissa Auther
Windgate Research Curator, Museum of Arts & Design/Bard Graduate CenterJenni Sorkin
Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of California Santa BarbaraHelen Kearney
Project Manager, Barbican Centre and PhD Candidate, Royal College of ArtLibby O'Bryan
Artist and Owner of Sew Co.
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On March 22 from 7-8:30 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a public meeting on affordable housing solutions for artists, craftspeople and makers. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to engage with and learn from Artspace, a national non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN that specializes in creating, owning and operating affordable housing and studio/business space for artists and creative sector businesses.