Community Council for the Arts
'Que the Arts -- An Evening of Music & Art
                             60s-Themed Event this Year
An Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse Event
Updated Info
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (Rain Date of Thursday, May 4)
'Que the Arts Flyer
Formerly called Evening with the Stars, this cocktail party, live entertainment, and art sale benefits the Community Council for the Arts.
'Que the Arts will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge at 501 N. Herritage Street in downtown Kinston. Proceeds benefit Community Council for the Arts. The rain date is May 4, same time and location.


Entry Information -- For Artists:

The annual party is just around the corner.  The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (with a raindate of Thursday, May 4, same time).  'Que the Arts, formerly
Evening with the Stars, is once again the official opening of the Kinston/ Lenoir County’s signature annual event known as the BBQ Festival on the Neuse.

The event location is the Mother Earth Motor Lodge in downtown Kinston, a newly renovated retro-styled hotel on Herritage Street.  If you are painting in the Plein Air Paint Out (May 3-May 6, 2017), or hosting as an individual artist in a booth at Arts Market (May 5 & 6, 2017), you will receive a free ticket to this event; otherwise, tickets to attend are $35 and are available at the Arts Center. There is no charge to enter your work in the event, however we hope all of you submitting work will also attend this event and that you will promote it to others in the community and region. Remember, the more people there, the greater the potential for sales!  We have also found that events where the artists attend and who are event participants have a greater potential of sales than those where artists are absent.
All artwork submitted for this exhibit and sale must be framed or matted/ shrink wrapped or in plastic sleeves.  3-D work including textiles, sculpture, glass, metals and pottery must be suitable for display.  We are providing you with three (3) labels at the bottom of this page for identification of your work.  Please attach these labels to the back of your work prior to the time of submission.  The Arts Council staff will be responsible for transporting your work to and from the event venue and displaying it for sale.  All work must be for sale.  The Arts Council will retain a 35% commission on any work sold, so please price your work accordingly!  Payment for sold pieces will be within 30 days of the sale. Art needs to arrive at the Arts Center on Thursday, April 27, or Friday, April 28, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

We hope to see your work at this wonderful event.  This is a terrific way that you can have exposure in the community, sell your work and support the Arts Council!

The Staff, Community Council for the Arts

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