Community Council for the Arts
Kinston, North Carolina

Living the Arts. Changing Lives. Celebrating 50 Years.
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Thank you for visiting our website for the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, North Carolina.

Our website is divided into three  categories for the ARTS -- developing, supporting and promoting -- which emphasize how we are Living the Arts -- Changing Lives.

We hope you will take time to explore this website and all the wonderful opportunities available. We encourage you to visit us at the Arts Center and look forward to your participation in  the many events we offer.

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Explore how you can become an ARTS pARTner  here

Now accepting applications for Arts Market 2018, an official event of the BBQ Festival on the Neuse.

Click here for more information on Arts Market. On this webpage you will be able to follow a link to print an application and to pay as an Arts Market vendor.

If you prefer to complete your application online, visit select Homemade Arts and Craft Vendor (Arts Market) link on the  BBQ Festival on the Neuse  website.

Congratulations to Robert “Dick” Knight — Soul, R&B, and Jazz Trumpet Player
2018 North Carolina Heritage Award Recipient

Dick, along with six other artists, will receive this award on May 23, 2018, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
Tickets are $20 and are available from the box office of PineCone,
the Piedmont Council on Traditional Music, at 919-664-8302 or visit their website:

Read more about his work .

Our Mission Statement

The Community Council for the Arts is the regional center unifying community ties through exposure to the arts and providing rich cultural experiences while promoting tourism, economic development, and educational opportunities for all.

Hours of Operation Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Closed Sunday & Monday
The Arts Center is open to the public and admission is free.

Funding for Arts Center Programs provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council - a State agency, and the Southern Arts Federation.