December Photo 101 and Lazertran workshop announced

Need a full darkroom refresher real quick? As in, within a week? Photo 101 begins a week from Thursday for December. Or maybe you’ve been looking for a way to print photos onto three-dimensional surfaces or onto other types of paper? Lazertran/Mixed Media is this coming Saturday and should give you some inspiration and new methods to play with. Click… Read more →

How do we pay for memberships?

That’s been a question I’ve been asked at every orientation this month. Fortunately, we have an answer for you now! We have three ways: either through Paypal, or two methods in person. Each one works a little differently. Please visit the Memberships page for new details!

Two workshops upcoming this week

Two workshops upcoming this week

We’re going both digital and completely analog this week. The two-part Learn Your DSLR series begins on Friday night, while all day Saturday is devoted to experimenting with chemicals in the Creative Darkroom Manipulation workshop. Check out the Workshops page for details! RSVP and deposits are required by Thursday 11/15 at 4pm.


Come see us for Studio Stroll Nov. 10 & 11

We’re mixing chemicals and getting ready for this week… not only for working in the room but for a River Arts District Studio Stroll social! Come check out the room, meet other darkroom enthusiasts, sign up for orientation, classes and workshops, and hang out for a bit. Local Kickstarter backers can also pick up their rewards. Spread the word through Facebook!

The Asheville Darkroom Opens Tuesday November 6!

Happy Halloween! How about a treat rather than a trick? The darkroom opens next week!! As a special thank you to our wonderful community who has been so supportive and understanding, membership for the month of November will be FREE. Yes, you read that right, free. Also, Photo 101, which starts on Thursday 11/8 will be offered at half off… Read more →

No need to break out the pitchforks!

Alright everyone… your patience has been so appreciated in this much-longer-than-we-thought-it-would-take process… Miranda and I will announce the opening date and rates by the middle of this upcoming week, once we have one more non-profit status meeting. Please know that everyone will be required to attend an orientation session (even if you worked in the room as the Phil Mechanic… Read more →

Inventory Help Needed!

Many people are asking us how they can help to get our doors back open, and here is one great way. We need everything on our inventory priced before we can submit completed paperwork for non-profit status. This involves a good bit of research looking up items both photographic and general to the room. If you feel you have the… Read more →

Kent and Ian are awesome

Kent and Ian are awesome

Three cheers (plus a few more) to our amazing volunteers Kent Irish and Ian Riley for their work in building tables, putting in our A/C, and constructing our entry curtain system, among many other projects. Their help has been immeasurable. All of this should nearly be finished before our cleanup day on Sunday, at which all are welcome!

Cleanup Day Help Needed

Want to help us clean, paint and rearrange? (Sounds glorious, right?) The community cleanup day will be from noon-5pm, Sunday 9/23. Contact Bridget or RSVP to the Facebook event. If necessary, we will have another cleanup session on Tuesday 9/25 from 7-10pm — RSVP through the Facebook event.

Kickstarter Goal!

Thanks to so many wonderful folks in Asheville and beyond, we made our Kickstarter goal. The Asheville Darkroom will open this fall!