Art space and creative playground now open in downtown Durham!
Nearly a century ago, this warehouse complex housed giant coolers for fruits and veggies arriving by train. Today we have 22,000sf dedicated to making and experiencing visual and performing arts that include film, dance, painting, photography, and drama. We love hosting alternative and emerging artists among world class artists.
At present, the Georges Rousse "Blue Room" and "Dream Room" are our sole art installations.
Hours: We are open during performance times and announced gallery openings, and by appointment.
Location/Parking: FREE parking in the Human services lot on evenings and weekends (thanks Commissioners!) Find us at the intersection of Dillard and Ramseur, near Durham Cider Works and before Ponysaurus, about four blocks east of DPAC and American Tobacco.
Money spent here recirculates to benefit the art scene in the region. Thanks!
305 S. Dillard St., Durham NC 27701
Email us at durhamfruit -at- gmail.com
What's Coming Up - Check Here Often
We are hosting all three nights of Moogfest combining local and national talent, and, well, encouraging you to bounce around a lot in the best warehouse setting in the area. May 17-19, 8PM to late. And maybe a special event on the 19th. Tickets and schedule.
Special Event: Fattitude The Movie June 2nd
The only way to see this film is through special engagements like this one! Fattitude examines how popular culture perpetuates the fat hatred and fat-shaming that results in a very real cultural bias and a civil rights issue for people who are living in fat bodies. Fattitude is the brain-child of filmmakers Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman. Informed by a social justice background, Fattitude is very conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features a diverse variety of voices such as academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types and psychologists.
Ultimately, Fattitude’s goal is to change the national conversation about body image so that it focuses not only on issues of self-acceptance, but also on legitimate questions of systemic cultural prejudice. Cosponsored by CAS Counseling; Lutz, Alexander & Assoc., and Mosaic.
7PM to 10PM; $20; Full bar and refreshments available for purchase.
Tickets through Eventbrite
Facebook Event Page
Movie trailer and website
Buy My Body Call it a Ticket
Performance artist Monèt Noelle Marshall presents the second of her "Buy It Call It" trilogy. June 8-16. The first installation explored the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional labor of Black artists, the importance of Black joy and the connection between the slave market and the arts market. More information about Part II coming soon. Tickets and information.
As the finale of DIDA's 2018 season, The Bipeds present '54 Strange Words', a psychedelic movement and live music experience that treads along the mysterious threshold between dreams and reality, while blurring the line between dance and song. Choreographer Stacy Wolfson and musical director Curtis Eller draw the show's imagery from a series of nightmares and the failure of language to adequately express these unsettling visions. Movement and live music (featuring The Bipeds' scorching rock n' roll band) emerge as the only effective methods of illuminating the disturbing world in which the performers find themselves. Facebook Event. Tickets/More Info
June 21 at 8pm*
June 22 at 8pm*
June 23 at 8pm** Afterparty!
June 24 at 6pm*
*cocktail hour prior to show time, come mingle with the artists!
**Saturday's performance will be followed by a raucous after-party!
Other Upcoming Events!
Details are preliminary. Note that private events are not listed here.
Jul 8th - 9th -- American Dance Festival Presents Murielle Elizeon "Brown"
And more to come that's already on the books!