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Intimate Art Event Space / Studio Space


Intimate Art Event Space / Studio Space

16+ guests
1 bed
1 bath
16+ guests
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Quirky art event/ studio space available.

MonkeyBottom Collaborative is an active studio, well known in the creative durham community. it is located in the funky Old West Durham neighborhood, near Duke campus and ninth street. Part of our building (a decade ago the "Wild Bull's Pizza") is host to local artisans: the rest is available community space. We've hosted artists, craftsmen, theater groups, dancers, musicians for jams and performances , classes, funky weddings, clothing exchange parties, art parties, temporary retail, showers... a plethora of events. We are open to many permutations : you may make this space what you wish it to be.

The space consists of two adjoining rooms ( for those of you who have been here before, we have doubled in size, taking over the former welding studio) is about 1500 sf, with large windows on one side, a stage set into the opposite wall of one room (please see photos with descriptions)gallery-style ceilings and walls, terrazzo floors, a bathroom and a small kitchenette. there is an overhanging awning over the entire length of the building in front, and a small, lovely garden with a firepit outside. ample parking, easy access to highways.

we would prefer to meet folks physically beforehand if possible, and would need solid references.

A note on alcohol laws:
we do not have a liquor license, so you cannot have liquor at your event, only wine and beer. Also, if you plan to have an event with an admission fee, your guests may byo wine and beer, but the host may not provide it. And, no alcohol may be sold at your event.

you may see more info re past events by looking at our page on a certain popular social media site.

Fifty to sixty people would likely be about the maximum one would wish to host in this space.
**Please note: this space is not intended for sleep-overs. Events need to wrap up by 2 am.


Free parking on premises
Air conditioning

House Rules

Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)


10 Reviews

Casey User Profile
June 2018
Dianne and her husband Joe were great hosts who offered assistance in any way we needed. The spaces was perfect for my 30th birthday celebration and all my guests had an amazing time!
Gleb User Profile
March 2017
We rented the studio for a dance birthday party celebration. Large space - perfect set up for both the dance floor and food and "hang out" space for those who just choose to socialize. Dianne and her husband are wonderful hosts: attentive, great communicators, accommodating. Y…
Kanesha User Profile
February 2017
The space was great for my sisters 40th surprise birthday party. The owners were friendly, helpful, and the space is very affordable.
Marie User Profile
December 2016
Dianne was super helpful. The space was exactly what we were looking for it. It was a great evening.
A Herbert User Profile
A Herbert
August 2016
Dianne was a great and accommodating host. Our even went off without a hitch, and our preparation time was extended thanks to Dianne allowing us in early! The space was perfect - if you're looking for a venue to host an event, this is certainly a place worth considering!
Harvey User Profile
May 2016
I am a musician/producer & Dianne's studio/space is the PERFECT place for ALL kinds of visual art. Multiple purposes served & I WILL DEFINITELY be returning. Also both she & her husband were very attentive & accommodating. Thanks again
Dianne User Profile
Response from Dianne:
Thanks, Harvey. I hope your project is a huge success. It was a pleasure to host you: happy trails!
May 2016
Suzzette User Profile
December 2015
Dianne was a pleasure to work with. She is a thoughtful, caring and kind person. She is very fair. I appreciated her accommodating my last minute request...and she did do with a positive attitude! I hosted my graduation party there and it had a lot of things I needed such as nice…
Dianne User Profile
Response from Dianne:
Thanks for choosing us to host your milestone event, Suzette! Happy trails.
December 2015

Hosted by Dianne

Durham, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in May 2009
Dianne User Profile
58 Reviews
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my husband and i live in durham nc: i'm a potter, teacher and physician. he's an artist/metalworker from chicago. we enjoy adventure, especially if it involves music, dancing, yummy food, interesting people and places. At home, we frequently play music and cook with friends, …
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