Artspace Teams up with Raleigh’s Mystery Build to Support Young Artists


Raleigh, N.C. – Artspace is very excited to announce its partnership with Roger Flake and Jeremy Maronpot, founders of the Mystery Build Contest. Working together, Artspace and Mystery Build are launching Artspace Mystery Create, an artistic challenge and art auction to benefit the Artspace Summer Arts Program Scholarship Fund.

Artspace Mystery Create will challenge artists to create a work of art using only the materials found in their Mystery Build kit. Participating artists will have two months to construct their final masterpiece. At the end of the two months, the completed works will be available for purchase through an online auction. Artspace and Mystery Build will document the creation of the works through artist interviews, photos, and videos.

“The focus of Artspace’s mission is to engage the community through the process of art.  Artspace Mystery Create gives us the opportunity to explore the process of making art in a new and unique way,” says Artspace Executive Director Mary Poole..“We are thankful to have the support of Jeremy and Roger from Mystery Build and look forward to a long partnership with them.”

Proceeds from the Artspace Mystery Create auction will benefit the Artspace Summer Arts Program Scholarship Fund, enabling Artspace to sponsor up to 50 Wake County students to attend the Summer Arts Program.

The Mystery Build challenge was created by two artists as a way to inspire creativity. Their objective is to encourage artistic exploration and experimentation, and to reward creative thinking. For more information about Mystery Build visit:

Upcoming Event:

Friday, February 1  [6:00pm-10:00pm]

Kickoff event: Meet the Mystery Makers

Mystery Build founders, Roger and Jeremy, will be at Artspace to present the artists with their Mystery Build kits.

Artspace is a nonprofit visual art center dedicated to providing arts education and community outreach programs, creating an environment of more than 100 professional artists and presenting nationally acclaimed exhibitions. Located in downtown Raleigh in the historic Sanders Ford building, Artspace has been providing the community with the opportunity to interact with working artists and to participate in hands-on arts education since 1986.  For more information about Artspace, exhibitions, programs, or membership, please visit

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