Open By Appointment Only
Gather-Studios is a shared office building located in downtown Cary, North Carolina created and managed by designer and entrepreneur Michelle Smith. Gather-Studios features a number of private creative artisan work spaces housed in a beautiful old home, the space features a classroom area in the front, a garden patio in the back, and a shared kitchen overlooking the back yard.
The environment is intentionally serene, quiet and cozy, filled with plants and good vibes. The space feels more like a home than an office. It is lovingly-dubbed "coworking for introverts" though there is also a focus on holistic community. Many of tenants are focused on healing, wellness and community in some capacity. In addition, Gather itself is a hybrid of many things including part coworking (focused on mostly women entrepreneurs), a classroom featuring creative maker lead classes, an intimate event venue and an online shop and showroom space.
Gather-Studios is located steps away from the downtown Cary park, library and fountain and directly across the street from the Cary Arts Center. The house features hardwood floors throughout, with gorgeous natural light. Located in an extremely walk-able neighborhood in the center of the Triangle area of North Carolina, Gather-Studios is a walk or bike ride away from a movie theater, a brewery, a coffee shop, a ceramics studio, a park, the library, multiple bakeries, a chocolate shop, the train station, and the post office.
Open by appointment only.Located at 417 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511.
Availability: All offices are currently filled. Please contact us asap if you'd like to be added to the waitlist. Ideal tenants are looking for a space that is quiet, cozy and artistic, in an environment that feels more like a home than an office space, alongside a community of supportive and like-minded entrepreneurs. Our private work space offices are perfect for artists, photographers, writers, designers, creative professionals, florists, maker entrepreneurs, and others looking for a less traditional but inspired work space. Leases begin April 1st, for a length of one year with the potential to renew the following year. Each office includes all utilities and internet included. Furnishings can be included if needed. In addition to a handful of larger offices, there are a couple of smaller spaces perfect for an emerging artist or business owner or person looking for just a private desk area.
Gather-Studios is run by Michelle Smith of Gather, an online shop and classroom space whose mission is to help others discover and create a beautiful, inspired life through curated experiences, community, conversation and design. Prior to Gather-Studios, Gather was a coworking office, brick and mortar shop, a coffee and tea shop and a classroom, with a location in downtown Cary and a smaller brick and mortar only version in downtown Raleigh.
Downtown Cary is unique in that it feels like a small town but is in the middle of the thriving Triangle and is a truly walkable & bikeable community, with a ton of amenities within a single square mile. Some of our favorites local downtown things include: Food & Drink Bond Brothers Brewery (with a food truck there every day at lunch and dinner), Pizzeria Faulisi, Brew, La Farm, Bosphorus, Chatham Street Wine Market, Kababish, Ashworth Drugs, The Mayton Inn, Sidebar, Pro's Epicurean, Chocolate Smiles, Annelore's German Bakery, Pharmacy Bottle & Beverage, Postmaster, Taipei 101 Community: Cary Arts Center (and their pottery studio), Page Walker Herb Gardens, The Downtown Cary Farmers Market, The Cary Theater, Downtown Park & Fountain, Cary Community Library, Gracious Harvest Community Garden Shopping: Warm & Fuzzy Knits, The Perfect Piece, Escentuelle, Just Neem, The Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Why Gather-Studios? As an introverted entrepreneur with a particular interest in personal sustainability and wellness, as well as the home, I am passionate about creating spaces that reflect my own values and allow me to thrive as a business owner and individual but that also allow me to interact with and create community. I believe that is achieved through work spaces that are filled with plants and light, that are cozy and aesthetically pleasing and feel like a home, but also a space that fosters nurturing and supportive relationships with the other tenants of the space, in a holistic way.
Throughout my sixteen+ years as an entrepreneur one of the common threads in my work has been in making spaces that help others succeed and in creating opportunities and environments for others to interact with. In building these spaces I continued to see over and over again the real lack of private office spaces that were centered around common themes, spaces for creative entrepreneurs and makers and artists, that were cozy and soft-edged, and aesthetically pleasing and community oriented. I saw the need for these spaces for both others and myself. I recognized that the heart of my business was in these aspects and that those areas are where I wanted to focus in the future. I am a big believer in trying things, and then editing and refining them until you find the most essential pieces. To me, the most essential pieces of Gather are here, within these walls, and I am excited about this new endeavor. I look forward to creating a new space alongside others, building upon an existing community and growing further. - Michelle