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
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. As written in the the Triangle Journal: A carnival theme sets the scene for this show that asks, 'What price are you paying for your body?'... "It is me letting go of my shame about myself,” Marshall said. “There’s nothing anybody can say about me if I’m like, ‘Here’s who I am. Here’s what I am. You can’t use me against me.’ That feels incredibly scary but also really liberating.” The audience will move throughout the entire first floor of the building. Tickets and information.
It's my birthday and I'll jam if I want to.
DJ Gemynii spins it out, June 8, 10PM
AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL
AGE 18-30+ DANCE PARTY
FRIDAY June 15th 10PM-On
The American Dance Festival kicks off its summer program with a party for 18-30 year olds, and groovy 30+ young-at-heart-dancing-fiends!
If you're in that 18-30 age range, a $20 ticket buys you the Dayton Dance performance and entry to the dance party at The Fruit plus a t-shirt plus two pints (or alt-bev's if you're under 21)! But hold on! For those ripe ol' 30+ somethings, or those who don't buy the full package you can still come to the party for $12 advance or $15 day-of tickets.
So, your options are:
Facebook for Details
ADF GO tickets for under 30
You can also purchase a ticket for just the party at Durham Fruit: https://bit.ly/2wUZJrO. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
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!