The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present The Refinery Creator Space, designed to provide space for artists to work, collaborate, and grow their creative businesses.

Refinery Media Lab

The Refinery Creator Space Media Lab makes available a variety of artists resources and expensive to own equipment, computers, and creative software.

Access to Technology Resources

Meeting Space for Artists

Free to AAAC Members


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Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin
Event & Exhibition Hall

Within The Refinery, the AAAC has an 1885 square foot space dedicated to events and exhibitions.

1885 square feet

Exhibition Program

Facility Information


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Resident Artists

The Refinery Creator Space is home to 10 resident artists including painters, sculptors, jewelers, photographers, fiber artists, and filmmakers.

10 Resident Artists

Jewelers, Graphic Artists & More

Open Studio Hours


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Resident Organizations

The Refinery Creator Space houses five resident organizations: Asheville Darkroom, Asheville Makers, Bright Angle, Local Cloth, and Mechanical Eye Microcinema.

5 Resident Organizations

Darkroom, Ceramics Studio & More

Classes Available


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Event Rentals

Are you looking to rent a unique space for your special event? Located in the heart of Asheville’s South Slope Innovation District, The Refinery Creator Space is available for your event needs!

Three Unique Spaces

Rent Hourly

Rent Daily


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Thank you to The Refinery Creator Space Sponsors!

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George & Allison Glackin | Susan Holden | Peter Laine & Constance Ensner | Michael & Hanna Manes | Kim McGuire & Jim Samsel

Stephanie Pace Brown | Gar & Meg Ragland | George & Susan Ragland | Joan & Scott Rasco | Thom Robinson & Ray Griffin |

Pam Shapiro & Ann Atkinson | Karen Spacek & William Solmson | Hank & Marita Strauss | Susan Turner | Alex & Dosty Quarrier