The Carrack Modern Art

111 West Parrish Street, Durham, NC 27701

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Associated Artists

Peter Lisignoli
Joel Wanek

About the Carrack

Our mission:

To empower local artists to forge productive cultural and socio-economic ties with their community through professional exhibit opportunities in a zero commission art space.

The Carrack Modern Art provides a conduit for artists to connect with their community through self-curated exhibits in a space that is NOT commercially driven. We have found that this framework changes the kind of art that can make its way into the public domain. By letting the artist take complete ownership of their art and its presentation, we facilitate a more honest and direct interaction with their audience. We believe in art as a vehicle for intellectual, cultural and socio-economic growth and we also believe it is the community’s responsibility to collectively support the arts — it’s a societal choice, and it’s that simple.

The Carrack is owned and run by the community, for the community, and maintains an indiscriminate open forum that enables local artists to perform and exhibit outside of the constraints of traditional gallery models, giving the artist complete creative freedom. Our grassroots approach facilitates a dynamic conversation between the arts community and downtown Durham, one that directly fuels its ongoing revitalization.


12 – 6 PM Tuesday through Friday


and by appointment

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