Gallery owner and artist, Catherine Crumpton, knows that when mixing oil paints, Alizarin is the color that makes all the other colors more beautiful. This is why she selected this special color for her gallery’s name. Located on the second floor of a historic building in downtown Durham, the gallery was created to help support local artists and build a deeper connection between buyer and artist. When it came to the interior, the space needed to work for two purposes, gallery and event space. Numerous seating groups were developed to host large crowds when needed. Yet, there is plenty of space to circulate and see the main attraction, the art. Variations of the namesake color were used in textiles. Salvaged antique heart pine doors were used in the interior. And, a massive zinc shutter was turned into a barn door to section off the kitchen.