News, information, and events related to Carteret County NC arts and culture public interest at theaters, museums, galleries, and other venues in Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Newport, Harkers Island, and Emerald Isle.
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The Arts Council of Carteret County
PO Box 2294
Morehead City, NC 28557
Area organization devoted to the support, development, expansion, and promotion of local artist, scholarships, grants, volunteers, and programs centered around cultural information on the Crystal Coast.
This organization is known for putting together one of Eastern NC’s largest annual events called ART FROM THE HEART which features artwork, photography, and other works from artist in 4 counties from Eastern NC.
Carteret Community Theatre
1311 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
Local organization of artist devoted to the production and education of theater and musicals in the local community.
The community theater will occasionally hold classes on all aspects of productions, along with sponsoring scholarships, and summer camps for children.
This organization is known for production of plays and musicals relating to Eastern NC culture and historical cultural information.
The History Museum Of Carteret County NC
1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557, United States
Great venue for public information on the history of the local communities including artwork, historical collections, artifacts, and official documentation.
The local historical society is located at this museum.
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center
1785 Island Road | PO Box 556
Harkers Island, NC 28531
Excellent resource to learn about the culture and heritage of far Eastern NC and Carteret County and includes artwork exhibits on duck decoy carving and other wildlife information. The waterfowl museum in Harkers Island also has an extensive display of local artist and paintings depicting local topics.
Carteret Community College
Chair, Fine Arts and Humanities
Donald Bryant Student Center, 2nd Floor
Local community college information on fine arts degrees and education.
Using the comment and discussion form below, what are some other performing arts information that is available to readers in the county from Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle, Newport, and Beaufort?
What art galleries in the local community have extensive exhibits related to our coastal region of NC including scenes about our history, commercial fishing, boating, and other historical landmarks.
Other than Carteret Community Theatre, what other resources are there to learn about musicals and plays locally?
What local museums are established to focus on local heritage and culture?
If you are the owner of a art gallery in the county, and want to display updated information on this page, please CONTACT US. Other public interest performing arts and heritage information is also welcome.
Additionally, we certainly welcome individual artist from the local community to present information and events information on this page.
This section will be updated as we learn more about upcoming plays, musicals, special events, gallery showing, and other public information in the county.
December 11, 2019
RE: Mattie King Davis Art Gallery at the Beaufort Historic Site.
The Beaufort Historic Site announced that they are seeking non-paid assistants to work in the Mattie King Davis gallery at least 2 days a month. If interested in a volunteer position at this great organization working to preserve local culture then call 252-728-5225 to inquire about how to apply.
December 1, 2019
Beaufort’s Lost “Hidden” Art Gallery
On display from December 1 through December 8 2019 at the Beaufort Visitors Information Center at 701 Front St. This collection features 4 murals done by Simka Simkhovitch and presented by Cape Lookout ranger Kathleen O’Grady. The four murals include “Mail to Cape Lookout”, “Crissy Wright”, “Sand Ponies”, and “Goose Decoys” and were done in 1886. For decades, these four murals sat in the old Beaufort Post Office at the corner of Pollock St and Front St.