Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Annual Fall Gala
2018 INFO
Saturday, October 28, 2017
7:00 p.m.
The Community Council for the Arts welcomes you to the auction for our Annual Fall Gala. We are continuing our celebration of 50 years of service to the artistic community and all residents of Kinston/Lenoir Co. and the surrounding region. Our service occurs both within our walls and throughout our community and extended region. 
Ninety-five percent ( 95%) of our annual operating budget is funded through an annual campaign, rental fees, gift shop/gallery sales and fundraising events.  We have been successful in grant writing efforts through the years, enabling us to work in our schools and community in enrichment and education programs, grow our public art program to the largest in North Carolina operated by an arts council, offer nationally acclaimed artists of all genre performances and exhibits, and engage in heritage and cultural projects such as being the hub of the 8-county African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina.  These grants, however, do not help with day to day operating expenses, hence the need for events such as the Annual Fall Gala.  We accomplish all of this with a small staff and an abundance of volunteers, a myriad of community partners and individual arts and cultural advocates like you.  These combined efforts of many, along with your financial support in attending events, supporting fundraisers and annual membership, have sustained the Arts Council for the past 50 years and are paramount to future sustainability.

Your active support of the Arts Council is an investment in the quality of life you and your family enjoy and from which all citizens in Kinston/Lenoir Co. benefit.  Thank you for your participation.

What is needed and how may I help? Sponsorship opportunities are available and event Volunteers are needed.
For more information, please
call 252-527-2517 or contact

Cindy at,  or

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Mask Making  Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Do you have your mask ready for CLOAK & SWAGGER on October 28? Join us for a class offered in making decorative masquerade masks. Cost is $35, which includes supplies. Registration is limited, so call TODAY! Call the Arts Center form more
information — 252-527-2517, or register

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400 N. Queen Street, Kinston, NC