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The Arts Annex is a hub of Duke’s student art scene and houses studio arts (including ceramics, screen printing, and visual arts), rehearsal, and programming spaces. We strive to build a vibrant community by providing resources, programming, and a welcoming environment that inspires self-expression, exploration and collaboration. Throughout the academic year, the Arts Annex hosts the  DukeCreate workshop series  and welcomes student groups and programs. Admission and materials are free to all current Duke students.

DukeCreate Director Kevin Erixson shows students how to access the Arts Annex under coronavirus guidelines (Fall 2020).

Duke students can drop by the Arts Annex to use its open studios and art supplies for free. The Annex is located at 404 Gattis Street (off of bus routes C1, C2 and CSW).

Because the majority of the resources at the Arts Annex are funded by student activity fees we welcome faculty and staff to use the space but request that they bring their own non-reusable supplies (canvas, clay, inks, etc.). If a student brings a non-Duke friend with them to the Annex, we ask that their friend follow our faculty and staff guidelines. Community members are welcome to attend the Arts Annex on DukeCreate community days (dates listed under “Community” in our semester schedule) as well as any large-scale public event hosted at the Arts Annex.

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