Pleiades Arts has exciting new art arriving all the time. Fresh shows are installed in our main gallery approximately every 6-8 weeks, and a different artist is featured in our upstairs gallery every month. We have monthly receptions every Third Friday (from 6-9 pm) as well as many other events. See below for show listings and events through 2018. All events are free and open to the public. Please come visit us, meet the artists, and fall in love with the art.




 ELECTRIC AVENUE  (Starting Feb. 8) – An Exhibit by Pleiades Artists –  What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980’s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot. The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.”

February 8 – March 31, 2018 (we will be closed on Sunday, April 1)

Opening Reception: February 16th, 6-9 pm; Closing Reception: March 16th, 6-9 pm

-February 1-25, 2018 Featured artists in our upstairs gallery:

Definition of METAL 

1: a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty;

2: any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides

-March 1-31  Featured Artist in our upstairs gallery:

 Eyecentennial – A Solo Exhibit by Nate Shaeffer – Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to “Eyecentennial,” a solo exhibit of works by our featured February artist Nate Shaeffer. We’ve passed street lamps bathing in a sodium halide glow, living our lives beneath their mute, glacial patience. Lenses salvaged from the crusher live on, transformed into ethereal, alien forms much softer than their first lives, bringing color to an increasingly washed out world. Nate’s show runs March 1-31.


2018-1-9 Changing Worlds Image Pleiades Website CHANGING WORLDS: EARTH MONTH EXHIBIT AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING – Presented by Carin Walsh and Jenny Blazing

April 5 – April 29, 2018

Third Friday Reception: April 20th, 6-9 pm

Visit Changing Worlds in April (Earth Month) as Pleiades artists offer stunning responses to the dichotomy that is the beauty of our environment, the need to protect it, and the politicizing of the climate crisis. Upstairs in the solo gallery, Walsh/Blazing bring a multi-media installation that invites viewers to simultaneously honor our past and confront what’s at stake if we fail to embrace long-term strategies for sustainability.

Community programming throughout the month offers wide-ranging opportunities for public engagement. Please contact walshblazing@gmail.com if you’re interested in adding a climate related event to the Changing Worlds exhibit calendar.

Join us for our Third Friday reception April 20th 6-9pm and stay tuned for additional information. Exhibit runs April 5-29.

April Featured Artists: Jenny Blazing and Carin Walsh


image1FREESTYLE – Freestyle – Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?

May 3- May 27, 2018

Third Friday Reception: May 18th, 6-9 pm

May Featured Artist:

Watermark – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer. Watermark is a mixed-media show comprised of works showcasing the colors, textures and spirit of water. Using free-form woven and sculptural techniques as a backdrop, subtle images and elemental design aim to both invoke and evoke peace and tranquility.

JUNE (through July 8th)

womens-march THE WALLS WE BUILD

May 31 – July 8, 2018

Third Friday Reception and Artists’ Salon: June 15th, 6-9 pm

Co-founded by Donn Young, Tinka Jordy, and Katie Bowler Young, artist UNITED is producing a Triangle-wide exhibit for artists to express their ideas around a central organizing theme, “The Walls We Build.” Pleiades Arts will be one of several galleries and organizations participating in this month-long event. The goal of the exhibit is for Triangle-area artists to examine the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical. The intent is to promote understanding in hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another. http://artistunited.org

JULY/AUGUST (July 12 – August 12)


 July 12 – Aug 12

Third Friday Reception: July 20th, 6-9 pm


AUGUST/SEPTEMBER (Aug 16-September 16)


Aug 16 – Sept 16 

Third Friday Reception: Aug 17th, 6-9 pm