Kosmos is a new artistic space in Roanoke, Virginia—a place for art and artistic expression, a space for music and dancing, and a locus for advanced learning and study.

Kosmos is a Greek word with a unique meaning which combines order, structural perfection, and beauty. The ancient Greeks believed the natural world embodied these attributes, which is how Kosmos (more commonly, Cosmos) came to mean the universe in general.

I have created this space as a follow up to my previous effort along these lines—a highly successful contemporary and alternative art and music space in Honolulu, Hawaii called thirtyninehotel. You can find out more about it at www.thirtyninehotel.com. I am a passionate advocate for art, music, and learning with thirty years of experience as a working artist and entrepreneur. You can learn more about me and my work at www.gelarehkhoie.com.


At Kosmos, the primary areas of interest are scholarship and learning, the cultivation of a committed community of music lovers who think of dancing as a form of spiritual worship, and visual art. These three areas—art, music, and erudition—encompass my vision as an artist and scholar. Each area of interest allows for an infinite variety of expression and research. Kosmos is therefore akin to an alchemical laboratory where this assortment of creative outlets can be explored and articulated.

Our aim is to nurture an expansion of love, beauty, and soulful inquiry. We hope to achieve this through our ongoing weekly and monthly creative events and our art exhibitions. Please take some time to peruse our website to learn about our offerings.


Kosmos is located at 2908 Williamson Road NE, next door to Chip’s Tattoo. Parking is available directly in front or on one of the side streets nearby.


We are open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 2pm-7pm and on Sundays for Dance Party.


Parking is available directly in front or on one of the side streets nearby. In the evenings after 6pm and on Sundays many Williamson Road businesses are closed so you can park there, too.


We offer free Wifi and complimentary tea, coffee, and water. You may bring your own food if you wish.


If you have further inquiries please contact us by sending an email to gelareh@kosmosgallery.com. You may also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Kosmos is funded by working artists who are always in need of support and assistance. Please feel free to support our cause with a donation.