Community Council for the Arts
  Promoting the Arts:  In Our Galleries
For more information about the exhibits in our galleries at the
Arts Center, contact us at 252-527-2517.

Admission is free and open to the public.


The Community Council for the Arts, galleries will be open throughout the Arts & Cultural District for FIRST FRIDAY, including:

· Joyful Artist Studio & Creative Lab, 402 Mitchell Street
· The Atlantic Art House, 410 Atlantic Avenue
· Yellow House Writing Room, 216 W. Peyton Avenue
· Art 105, 105 W. Blount Street

Hampton, Minges & Rayner Galleries

37th Annual CCA National Competitive Exhibition  —

The 37th Annual CCA National Competitive Exhibition will be on display through March 31, representing artists from all over the United States, 18 years and older. All accepted works will be displayed in the First Floor Main Gallery (HAMPTON GALLERY) and all unaccepted works will be displayed in the Second Floor Galleries (MINGES GALLERY & RAYNER GALLERY). For more information, including a list of this year's winners, visit our 2018 CCA NCE Winners & Participants webpage .  

Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery

 Tunde Afolayan Famous — 

Tunde is a contemporary artist who infuses spiritualism and
symbolism in his powerful lyrical expressions. His color pallet tempered with strong and vibrant hues exemplifies his powerful traditional African roots and aesthetics. He received his formal training in art at the prestigious ‘Yaba Tech’ ( Lagos-Nigeria) and attended graduate school at the University of
Missouri in Columbia. He has taught art courses at Yaba Tech, National Louis University, and Elizabeth City State University. In 2006, Tunde became a
full-time studio artist, maintaining his practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is the recipient of numerous artist residencies across the United States. Tunde’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world. Tunde serves as judge for this year’s CCA National Competitive Exhibition. For more information about Tunde and his work, visit his website .

Image left: Chill'n, acrylic on canvas by Tunde Afolayan Famous

Barrus Gallery

Artists from Caswell Developmental Center— 

In March we will be celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by featuring artwork created by Caswell Center residents. Artwork will be on display in the Barrus Gallery of the Arts Center. The Caswell Developmental Center provides services to people with mental and physical disabilities and has been in operation for more than 100 years as the State’s oldest residential facility for disabled citizens. We thank the Center’s participation and look forward to showing these special works of art.

Children's Gallery

St. Mary's Nursery School— 

Artwork will be on display March 15 through March 31.