Durham is full of vibrant artists, rich culture, and fascinating history. Residents of our downtown Durham apartments will love engaging their senses through art, performance, music, and dance at all of the theaters, parks, and venues in the neighborhood. West Village is ideally-located for so many reasons—proximity to art and culture is certainly one of them.
These are a few of the wonderful and unique art and culture venues that are within just a short drive from our apartments in downtown Durham.
Golden Belt Arts
Once the site of historic textile mills, the Golden Belts Arts campus is now a vibrant hub where people create, work, and live. Featuring over 327,000 square feet of commercial space, you’ll find a thriving arts community, modern offices, and spacious lofts. The town-square-style campus boasts the Golden Belt Warehouse Studios where world-class artists work and share their art and multiple galleries for art viewing as well. When schedules and regulations permit, Golden Belts Arts is also a go-to place for live music. Keep an eye on their website for current artists, exhibitions, and future events.
Liberty Arts Gallery
Just five minutes from our downtown Durham apartments is the Liberty Arts Gallery and Community Artspace. Featuring a collective of artists’ studios, aspiring and established artists alike use the space to create, share, and sell their art. Not only can you visit the gallery to view and purchase art—you can also create some yourself! The Liberty Arts Gallery offers classes ranging from metal casting, pottery, woodturning, welding, pipe-making, and more. Visit the gallery’s website for artist information and class schedules.
Theater, music, and film can all be found under one roof at the Carolina Theatre. The building itself has been open since 1926, previously known as the Durham Auditorium, and was renovated three years later to become the Carolina Theatre. The venue itself was graced by celebrities such as Katherine Hepburn and Ronald Reagan back in the day, and now, it’s the setting for a wide variety of top-name performing artists. View the event calendar, purchase tickets, and learn more about the venue on the Carolina Theatre website.
Nasher Museum of Art
Opened in 2005, the Nasher Museum of Art is a short 5-minute drive from West Village. The 65,000-square-foot museum is home to a groundbreaking collection of contemporary art from diverse artists that are historically underrepresented—focusing on artists of African descent. Other exhibitions include European and American paintings, Medieval art, classical antiquities, and more. When able, the Nasher Museum of Art also offers lectures, performing arts events, Family Days, and other social gatherings. Visit the museum’s website for hours, admission, exhibitions, and other details.
Durham Performing Arts Center
The Durham Performing Arts Center has become one of North Carolina’s favorite venues for live entertainment. Consistently ranked among the top-ten theaters in America, the DPAC normally hosts over 200 performances a year ranging from world-renowned musical artists, touring Broadway productions, comedy events, family shows, and so much more. The event calendar is always changing, so you’re sure to find one of your favorite acts stopping by soon. Visit the DPAC website for more information and to purchase tickets.
Durham Central Park
Residents of our downtown Durham apartments will love visiting Durham Central Park. Not only are there fun and seasonal events, but it’s only a 10-minute walk from your front door. Enjoy the sprawling greenspaces, gorgeous gardens, and art installations on a sunny weekend afternoon, or shop for fresh produce and artisan crafts at the Durham Farmer’s Market. Depending on the season, visitors can also expect to find fitness classes, concerts, food trucks, and more. Head to the Durham Central Park website to view their event calendar.
Art and culture are never hard to find when you live at West Village. The neighborhood is teeming with incredible venues for your to view art, listen to music, watch performances, and feel immersed in the culture. Stop by and tour the luxurious floorplans of our Downtown Durham apartments today.