A nonprofit visual-arts center, Artspace offers open studios, where artists are happy to talk to you about their work. The gift shop showcases the work of the resident artists. The place bustles with visitors during the monthly First Friday art walk, when galleries and museums throughout the city host public receptions to show off new work.
An up-close-and-personal view of North Carolina's best artists.:
Roam this labyrinth of galleries and studios, complete with 12-foot ceilings and winding staircases, and you're likely to find a sculptor working on a new piece or a portrait...