Our Creators Studio is flexible and can be used for different types of events, including but not limited to: retreats, strategy sessions, talks/community convos, screenings, art shows, meetings, pop-ups, classes, photo sessions, demonstrations and more. Have an idea but need some space? Complete the form below to see if we're the perfect fit for your next creative endeavor.
Our Creators Studio + Scent Showroom
A community space to reimagine, transform, create, convene and dream.
The scent showroom
The Bright Black Scent Showroom features in-person shopping of our home and body scent products each Saturday from 11a - 5p.
Email email@example.com to shop by appointment outside of these Saturday hours.
Lakewood Shopping Center
2020 Chapel Hill Rd., Suite 24
Durham, NC 27707
Located in the same plaza as Food Lion, in between Freeman's Creative and El Futuro.
RESERVE OUR CREATORS STUDIO
The Bright Black Creators Studio is an 800 sq ft. flex-space for creatives of all types. With beautiful art, a minimalist design, a central location, straightforward pricing, and tons of free parking, our space is perfect for your next event, class or workshop series.
$95 per hour rental rate
25 chairs and 6 5ft. tables available
Internet access and kitchenette
Ample free parking
RATES AND PAYMENT INFO
Our flex-space comes with 6 5ft. tables, 25 chairs, temperature control, wifi access, a kitchenette, restroom, free parking, and small lounge area. If there is something else you need, please let us know and we'll do our best to support you!
Our Creators Space is universally accessible with one level throughout and available ramps from the parking lot to the suite.
There is also a double door in the rear of the space if you need to move in larger items for your event.
There is ample free parking at our Creators Space.
Please be sure to request your booking using the form below at least 4 weeks in advance of your event. We will confirm or deny all requests within 3-5 business days. Once your booking is confirmed, we will schedule a time with you to meet with you to discuss event details and needs.
THE DAY OF YOUR EVENT
Can I arrive before my event time to set up?
All required time, including set-up and take-down, must be included in your total booking time.
Do I need to check in/out?
When you arrive for your event, you will be greeted by a Bright Black team member who will be present to help you get oriented to the space. We will also connect with you towards the end of your booking to do a walk through of the space.
Do I need to clean up?
Yes. We ask that everyone leave the Creators Space and other amenities exactly as they found it. Light cleaning and waste removal is your responsibility. We'll take care of the post-event deep cleaning.
Can I come in the next day to clean up?
All clean up must occur at the end of your event, during the booking time window. Any cleaning after this time will result in additional charges, per your rental agreement.
What if I go over my allotted booking time?
Please notify us at least an hour prior to your event's end time if your schedule has shifted. Based on our availability, we'll determine how we can best accommodate you and your guests. Hopefully we can just add additional hours to your rental time, with additional costs deducted from your damage deposit.
FAQs/THE FINE PRINT
Do you offer discounts for nonprofits?
Our standard rate is $95 per hour, however we never want price to be prohibitive for the community. If you would like to rent our space, but our standard rate is too high, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can work something out.
Can we install decor?
Yes, but everything must be preapproved by Bright Black. All decor must be cleaned up/removed at the end of the rental period.
Can we bring our own lighting?
Yes, as long as no hardwiring is needed.
Can we use your furniture in the Creators Space?
Can I move the furniture around the room?
Yes, we designed our Creators Space as a multi-use, flex-space. You can totally move the tables and chairs around but they must be repositioned at the end of the event. The couch, median and artwork cannot be moved.
Can I bring in my own props/furniture?
Yes, but this must be preapproved before your event. We will also need to know what you will be bringing in and when it will be delivered and picked up. Please note we do not typically allow for storage of props or furniture before or after your event unless arrangements have been made.
Will you set the room up for us?
Unfortunately, we do not have the bandwidth for custom room set-ups however, you can move furniture around in the Creators Space during your booking time.
Can we serve alcohol?
Yes, you must follow and abide by all NC ABC laws/permitting requirements. You must provide copies of permits and insurance policies to Bright Black no later than one-week ahead of your event.
Can I bring in my own food?
Yes, however this must be preapproved in advance of your booking. Vendors selling food at the Creators Studio must also be preapproved.
Is there a contract?
Yes. Before securing the date/time for your event, we will draw up an agreement that you can sign and return with your deposit.
Is there a damage/security deposit?
Yes. We charge a $100 damage deposit charged 1 week before your event and returned within 48 hours after your event assuming there are no property damages.
Will someone from Bright Black be present on the day of my event?
Yes. Bright Black staff will be available onsite before, during and after your event to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Can I have a band? DJ? Is there a dance floor?
Our Creators Space is adjacent to nonprofits and small businesses. As such, we must be mindful of the noise level during normal business hours. Outside of normal business hours, we have a lot more flexibility, so let's discuss your needs in this arena.
Do I need event insurance?
Need? No. But, it is suggested. As the host of your event, you are responsible for the safety of your guests. Special event insurance is inexpensive and protects you from mishaps and accidents. We carry our own insurance but our insurance does not cover your event or your guests.
What is your COVID-policy?
Our In-Person COVID policy requires that everyone wash and sanitize their hands regularly, and practice social distancing when possible. Masks are encouraged, but not required.
Rental Inquiry Form
Completed rental agreements and security deposits are required in order to reserve space for an event.