SMASH! is the art party of the year, brought to you by Triangle ArtWorks. Capes are optional as we gather to celebrate our accomplishments and connect with our peers.

Our 2020 SMASH! will take place in a new location. We are excited to gather at the offices of the Research Triangle Foundation, 12 Davis Drive, RTP. This beautiful location is the perfect setting for us to #SMASHtheARTS !


Wait – what is SMASH?

What happens at SMASH?  It’s just the biggest arts industry event of the year!  Artists, arts administrators and creatives of all stripes gather to:

  • Kick off the New Year!  its a PARTY of SUPERHERO proportions! Food!  Beer! Wine!  And the most creative people in the Triangle!
  • Network! – With your discipline and cross discipline – We will have gathering tables where you can find your people easily, share a drink and an idea. So, gather around your discipline table, find collaborators at other discipline tables, talk to folks in the drink line, make a friend over some food, meet a new muse at the name tag table….this is your night to connect!
  • IMG_3394 (1)
    HAVE/NEED is back! Find what you need/Share what you have
    – When you arrive, not only will you create a SMASHing name tag showing everyone who you are, but we will also have our famous Have/Need tags, so people can see what you need or have to share…and find you. You can even bring a sheet to put on on our Have/Need walls!
  • Quick•Connect! – Have one burning question you want answered? At our Quick•Connect area, make speedy connections with area leaders in Marketing, Law, Accounting, Grants/Funding, Nonprofit Boards, and Small Business consulting.  Learn more & meet the experts here!

SMASH is for all artists-

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

bring your whole team to SMASH!-

SMASH! is a networking event your whole group should attend-choose the ‘team’ option on our ticketing site to find special options for groups.