Are you into local art and/or masquerade balls? Then this is the post for you!
I recently stumbled on this really awesome exhibition and art space located in Downtown Durham near the Golden Belt Arts District. The Carrack is a zero-commission space and rotates their artist exhibitions every two weeks. In the five years they have been open, they have featured over 600 artists. The fact that they are zero-commission means that the artists can focus on their art and not worry about compromising it for commercial purposes. The other neat thing is that the artists get complete control over how they design their shows and get to keep 100% of any earnings they make. How awesome is that?! They also host yoga, meditation, improv, and much more creative ventures.
That being said, the space is primarily funded by donations, fundraisers, and sponsorships. One of those fundraisers comes in the form of an incredibly cool masquerade ball in October and our friends at The Carrack are generously giving away two tickets for one lucky winner and a friend to attend.
Let’s talk about this masquerade for a second because I am super excited for it. Access to the second annual Muse Masquerade on October 14th from 8pm to Midnight is granted with the purchase of a “choose-your-price” ticket (the lower level tickets are sold out, but a limited number of $25 tickets are available for purchase in person at The Carrack and online tickets are still available at levels ranging from $61-higher donation of your choice). With this, not only will you have contributed to keeping a local art space alive for another year, you’ll get to attend an incredible event complete with the best local dancers, musicians, aerialists, DJs, tarot readers, poets, artists and a drag queen, with 500 other guests decked out in masks at 21c Museum Hotel.
Attire is meant to be creative. Everything from tuxedos to tutus to Halloween costumes are appropriate- the more creative the better! Masks are also highly encouraged. This is going to be an incredibly fun party and I don’t know if there is anything else quite like it held in the area. So, start thinking about your costume ideas and enter below! The giveaway will run until Monday 9/19 at 8pm with the winner being announced Tuesday morning 9/20.
The Carrack Modern Art • 947 East Main St • Durham, NC 27701 • (704) 213-6666