About Imurj

Imurj is an interdisciplinary arts incubator in the heart of the Warehouse District in Raleigh, North Carolina. Imurj is home to thousands (yes, thousands) of artists, musicians, performers, teachers, makers and more. Our venue provides the North Carolina arts community with daily live performances, shows, exhibitions, and workshops. Imurj offers a variety of resources including an art gallery, production & recording studio, performance stage, and local artisan's shop. Designed with the artist and fan in mind, the Imurj space promotes the growth and development of North Carolina based artists. Through a wide range of workshops, performances, lectures, and classes, Imurj is curating a new type of venue.

Imurj's mission is to build the careers of local artists, connect the North Carolina community to the amazing work created right in our back yard, and make Raleigh an ultimate arts destination.

Imurj's Four Pillars
With resources for artists and fun for all, we are far more than just a bar.

The Imurj venue is a creative space where artists and patrons can come together to share and experience great art. Our event calendar is filled with daily shows including live music, burlesque, comedy, theater, lectures, exhibits. workshops & more. Whether a new album is being produced in our recording studio, artwork is being hung in our gallery, or local artists are selling merch in our shop, there is always something fun happening at Imurj. Our venue is family friendly and a safe space for all people to enjoy a great night out with friends. Come enjoy a drink and dinner at our full bar, and experience some truly talented artists.

The Imurj Artist Market features artwork, crafts, clothing, and body works by hundreds of North Carolina artists and makers. We share these artists' work both in our brick and mortar shop, and on our online marketplace. We strive to provide high quality, unique items to our patrons, and to support our local artisans' small businesses. When you shop in our artist market, you know that you are fueling someone's passion. We try to give many artists the chance to share their work through our shop, so our products change out frequently. Be sure to stop by our local Artist Market, or shop online to see what's new!

Imurj's multifaceted Visual Arts program Is provides up-and-coming and under represented artists with exhibit and educational opportunities. Imurj hosts 12 month-long exhibits each year in our main gallery, each with a different theme, and often partnering with local organizations. Imurj also provides local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work In local businesses through our extension gallery program. Finally, Imurj hosts a variety of educational workshops including figure drawing, abstract painting, pottery, and various lecture series. We encourage all artists to continue to develop their skills, and share their work with pride.

Imurj Studios offers a range of production services including audio and video recording, music editing, photography, live streaming, and more. Our seasoned production team has helped countless local artists and musicians produce new albums in our recording studio, music videos on our stage, and generate content with live streaming. The primary goal of Imurj Studios is simple: To provide stress-free, accessible services to musicians and artists of all backgrounds. Our audio, video, and photography projects are all created to serve the artists greatest needs.

"Imurj is such a great place for artists and for the community. Everyone there is extremely friendly. As a performer, the crowds are supportive and engaged. The concept of this space is so brilliant."

- Colleen C.

"This place had an awesome laid-back vibe that made it so natural to just grab a drink and listen to the live show."

- Diamond A.
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