Antfarm is a unique cocoon that hosts a cooperative
group of artists who enjoy a great deal of freedom
to develop artistic expression and sustainability.
Together, we form a supportive & nurturing environment
where we utilize each other’s talents & energies to
foster growth and further our education. Antfarm strives to
create exceptional work and share it with the community.
Antfarm was started in 1993 by a group of NC State design school students who secured and renovated a 1925 warehouse in Raleigh’s historic Boylan Heights neighborhood.
The space is very open and ripe for customization to each member’s unique needs. We have the BEST daylight, but no air conditioning. No a/c means we get to enjoy some wildlife, such as house geckos and a brood of wrens each spring.
The openness of the studio allows for cross pollination of ideas and sharing. Our current members practice in the disciplines of sculpture, installation, ceramics, music, and metal smithing/fabrication.
Antfarm is a collective of up to 10 artists working in a variety of media in our beautiful warehouse building in Boylan Heights. If antfarm feels right for you and your creative journey, please reach out to us using the form below for a tour and to learn more.