There’s a new kind of co-working and creative space in downtown Raleigh, and it’s the first in town to tailor to artist, musician and performance entrepreneurs. It’s also the first located underground.

Called Imurj, its spot beneath the popular Whiskey Kitchen gives it an edge for both sound and cool factor. The new space provides more than 200 members work and performance space, education and training, access to professional services and a place to gather with a growing community of creative entrepreneurs in the Triangle.

Members range from musicians, chefs and graphic designers to puppeteers, musicians and poets. They pass less than $200 a year to be involved.

Imurj draws an even larger crowd through its coffee shop and cafe and live performances or workshops many nights of the week. Here’s a look inside the space, along with the entrepreneurial journey to open it, from managing partner and co-founder Heather Burns.

Imurj: A Community of Art & Music Entrepreneurs in Downtown Raleigh from Anna Hammill of ExitEvent on Vimeo.