• Get feedback on your artwork

    Get feedback on your artwork

    Free and open to the community, get honest and critical feedback on your analog or digital work at our critiques, offered on the last Wednesday evening of each month.

Spring Workshops

Spring Workshops

We have some new and exciting workshops coming up! Brit Davis will be teaching a 2-day Darkroom Exploration for Teens workshop from 10am-3pm on Saturday, Feb. 26th and Sunday, Feb. 27th. This workshop will introduce students to pinhole cameras, cyanotype photograms, black and white 35mm film development, and creative darkroom printing techniques. There are only a couple spaces left in… Read more →

Now open at 207 Coxe Avenue!

Now open at 207 Coxe Avenue!

There’s still a bit of construction and unpacking left to do… but we’re ready for you to come back to work! Both black & white and color darkrooms are now available for booking. Thanks for your patience!

Moving Updates

Moving Updates

Good news, we’re almost ready to open the new location of The Asheville Darkroom! Our new facilities are being built inside The Refinery Creator Space, located at 207 Coxe Avenue in Asheville’s South Slope Innovation District. In effort to move what’s left of our darkroom equipment at the Phil Mechanic Studios, we will need to temporarily close the darkroom.   We will be moving the majority of… Read more →

Darkroom Future Informational Meeting: Tuesday April 26

Darkroom Future Informational Meeting: Tuesday April 26

With Bridget’s upcoming departure from the darkroom, the board of directors and staff will be meeting to discuss the darkroom’s possible future structure and plans. We’d like to open this meeting to the public for anyone who has an interest in volunteering to keep Asheville’s community darkroom open. There are many roles that need to be filled, come find out… Read more →

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Celebration Sunday April 24

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Celebration Suggested Donation: $5 to make/develop your own images, free to learn! All Ages: Sunday April 24, 12-5pm Celebrated since 2000 around the world, it’s the perfect day to learn how a pinhole camera works! The darkroom crew will be roaming around downtown Asheville making pinhole photographs for the first half of the day. We will be… Read more →

Maine Media Workshops + College instructor Andy Bloxam to visit

Maine Media Workshops + College instructor Andy Bloxam to visit

  We are happy to announce a visit from Andy Bloxam, instructor at Maine Media Workshops + College. Andy will give a presentation on his work, his workshops, and answer questions about MMW+C on Monday March 14, 6:30-7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers. The school… Read more →

photo+craft festival comes to Asheville in March

photo+craft festival comes to Asheville in March

The Asheville Darkroom is pleased to announce their partnership with photo+craft, a unique festival held in various locations throughout Asheville from March 31 – April 3. photo+craft questions and celebrates the intersections of the worlds of Photography and Craft with panel discussions, exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, with most events free and open to the public. Sponsored by Warren Wilson College, photo+craft is… Read more →

New Year, New Offerings

New Year, New Offerings

Happy 2016! We are pleased to announce new classes, workshops, and a lecture series! Our bi-monthly lecture series begins on February 17, when Silverspace artist Michael Carlebach will speak about  his life-long work and upcoming book: Us. Pictures from America. Join us from 7-8:30 for lecture, discussion, and refreshments in our new space. We are pleased to offer new topics such… Read more →