Exploring Durham

Golden Belt and Cordoba Center for the Arts
Jan. 19, 2013 @ 01:22 PM

Once a historic textile mill campus founded by Julian Shakespeare Carr, Golden Belt is now a creative arts hub featuring unique dining and shopping, a live music venue, art galleries, green space, festival space, live/work lofts, creative office space, and 35 artist studios that spill into a central artist-run gallery called ROOM 100.

On the National Register of Historic Places, and open daily, this campus is a hive of energy and community activity. Retail tenants include Blend Café, Dogstar Tattoo, Labour Love Art Gallery, and Moshi Moshi Salon.

The Cordoba Center for the Arts is located on the Golden Belt property and is home to The Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse center for all children of all ages to explore their inner artist, and the Liberty Arts Gallery, an arts incubator where local artists work together to teach, learn, and inspire others.

Insider Tip:  Head down to Golden Belt every Third Friday at 5:30 for a great community arts event.


The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency.  For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.