Anchorlight is a creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists at varying stages of their development. Anchorlight provides a combination of artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space. Through the establishment of an internal community of artists, designers, and craftspeople, Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of knowledge and skills. In this way we strive to enhance the cultural environment of the surrounding community and our city as a whole.
Anchorlight offers semi-private individual studios for artists, designers, and craftspeople. Our building has high open ceilings and skylights. Studios are equipped with either LED strip lights or fluorescent shop lights with natural daylight bulbs. There are shared common sinks and flexible gallery space for exhibitions or pop-up events. Anchorlight studios range from 145-500 square feet.
**All of our studios are currently occupied.
The Brightwork Fellowship is a residency program located within Anchorlight that focuses on service, leadership, and professional development in the visual arts. The Fellowship provides opportunities to artists through exhibition, group critique, community engagement, and service learning experiences. Brightwork Fellows receive an individual studio as well as shared community work space in which to make their work uninterrupted for a period of one year. This combination of private and shared space fosters an environment of community support, the sharing of knowledge, discourse, and skill.
Anchorlight Wilmington is a short term artist activation of space in the downtown Wilmington area that seeks to contribute to the vibrant arts community through exhibitions, residency opportunities and community programming. The project is an extension of the Raleigh NC creative space known as Anchorlight, which is home to artist studios, exhibition, and production space. Developer James Goodnight has partnered with regional artists to provide unique opportunities that engage the community on universal themes through the making and exhibition of art.
1401 & 1407 S. Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27610
Hours: By appointment only with the exception of special events