Fine Art, Neo-outsider Art, Gifts and Collectibles
Naomi Studio and Gallery was founded in March of 2015 by Theresa Naomi Writz. It was Naomi’s longtime dream to have her own gallery, to display her art work and to help promote other artists.
Located in the courtyard behind 711 Iredell St., accessed from Alley 8, Naomi Studio and Gallery is one of Durham’s best kept secrets…but not for long.
You may spot the sandwich board directing you from Ninth Street or Alley 8, or see the large colorful whirligigs that line the courtyard, but then you are lured in by the music playing outside of the gallery (sometimes jazz, sometimes blues and always funk on Fridays). Once inside you will be moved by the diverse and eclectic collection of fine art, neo-outsider art, collectibles and more. All created by local artists and crafts people.
In addition to sharing her work and other artists’ work, Naomi holds opening receptions for featured artists on a regular basis and creates interactive community events often teaming up with other local businesses and vendors like Bull City Cigar, Bull City Street Food and Happymess Studios.
The next event, Naomi Studio and Gallery will be teaming up with Bull City Cigar Co. to bring “Courtyard off Alley 8 Cigar and Art Fest”, Saturday, April 30th from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, featuring 3 artists; Dave Alsobrooks, Clarence Mayo and Ray Tolan, cigar rolling demos, Bull City Street Food, music and additional local vendors.