Horse & Buggy Press And Friends is the 500 square foot art and craft gallery I curate at the front of the design and letterpress studio. In addition to showcasing the fine press books and broadsides I produce, visitors will find work by over 25 established artists and craftspersons in a variety of media and across a wide range of prices. All artists are from the Southeast and about half are from the Triangle. Many of these artists had solo exhibits in the foyer gallery at my previous studio on Foster Street at the BCAC or have collaborated with me on book projects over the years.
In addition to museum quality framed works, visitors will find a bevy of affordable unframed works in the flat file drawers and print bins; as well as pottery, glass, jewelry, fibers, small-scale sculpture, prints, and much more. There is a binder with info about the artists (many of whom are active doing commissioned work for clients).
New work constantly rotates in, and we sometimes have solo and/or thematic exhibits on the gallery’s north wall. A mini-bookstore area exists which carries artist monographs and exhibit catalogues from places like The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina and Candela in Richmond, Virginia; as well as interesting literary works by other small presses and artists publishing their own art books in exciting ways. Basically interesting work you can't find at most bookstores.
The gallery is definitely a fun place to check in on regularly when you are looking to appoint a home or office, or find a gift for a dear friend or loved one. Our block of Broad Street is also home to several restaurants, Joe Van Gogh coffeehouse, Craven Allen Gallery and House of Frames, and the Green Room pool hall so you will be rewarded for going up and down the block.
We host an open studios/gallery reception event on the Second Thursday of each month from 5–8pm, often with guest musicians and always with adult beverages.
Occasionally, we host special pop up exhibits, film screenings, artist talks, and literary readings. Please let me know if you would like to be on the newsletter email list. (expect four to six newsletters per year).
HOURS: Tuesday–Saturday 11am to 3pm at bare minimum
*we are often open more than this;
if the sandwich board is out front that means come on in.
To make an appt. just reach out to dave at horseandbuggypress.com
or call 919 949-4847.
ARTISTS & CRAFTSPERSONS (partial list)
Jean Christian Rostagni
Fibers & Small Sculpture
Jeana Eve Klein
Metal-based Furniture, Sculpture, and Goods
Mary Yordy (artists books and more)