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All artists and patrons of the arts, check out these Artist Opportunities at the Arts Center. Also included on this page are links to other artistic opportunities..

Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Arts Market
                                                                             (Arts & Handmade Crafts Vendors)
An Official BBQ Festival on the Neuse Event
May 4-May 5, 2018
Friday, May 4, 2018 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., & Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. —

The public may enjoy shopping inside the building located at the corner of Gordon and Herritage Streets (indoor market), and outdoors on Gordon Street and Pearson Park (outside market). These locations are in the heart of the festival. This event offers a diverse array of handmade arts, crafts and food for sale including (but not limited to) pottery, sculptures, paintings, textiles, jams and jellies, decorative items and accessories, jewelry, etc. We are looking forward to seeing our wonderful art and craft vendors. Also on exhibited will be Plein Air Paintings which will be available for purchase.
Arts Market Vendor Application

Entry Information -- For Vendors:

Vendor Breakdown
Saturday, May 5, 6 pm
(No vehicles will be allowed on grounds until 6:30 pm.)

Vendor Set Up
Friday, May 4, 10 am-4 pm
(Vendors will be assigned staggered setup times.)

Vendor Hours
Friday, May 4, 5 pm-9 pm
Saturday, May 5, 10 am-6 pm

Vendors — Arts and Craft Vendors are positioned on the North end of the festival near Reynolds Seafood, Lovick's Cafe, and Mother Earth Brewery. Art and Craft vendor spaces are limited to handmade items. Spaces are 10' x 10'.  Limited indoor space, so first-come, first-served.

*Limited one-day (Friday only or Saturday only) outside booths are available. Call the Arts Center for details 252-527-2517.

Application Deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
A $100 late fee will be assessed after April 13. No applications will be accepted after April 25.

Art & Handmade Craft Vendor Spaces
Friday evening and Saturday — $100/space for both days
Friday Only or Saturday Only — $75/space

  • Friday only — must arrive between 2 pm-4 pm
  • Saturday only — must arrive between 7 am-8 am 
  • Electricity hook ups are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Electricity fee is $25 for one 20amp hookup. Vendors must provide their own heavy-duty extension cords and power strips.
  • Vendors must provide their own own water.
  • Spaces are 10’ x 10’ and available indoors and outdoors; outdoor vendor spaces are in the proximity of the festival activities and within the designated Arts & Crafts area.
  • For Indoor spaces only: vendors have option of one, 18 ft. table and two chairs for $15; or two, 18 ft. tables and four chairs for $30
  • No vehicles will be allowed on the festival grounds after 4 pm on Friday. No vehicles should be on the grounds between 9 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday. Breakdown with vehicles can begin at 6:30 pm Saturday.
  • Overnight security will be provided.

Either select this direct link (button right) to the Arts Market Vendor application....


Go to BBQ Festival on the Neuse website , proceed with the following directions to complete your registration.

  1. Select REGISTRATION, then select VENDORS.
  2. Select ART AND HANDMADE CRAFT VENDOR. Complete the application.
  3. At the end of the application, you will be asked to pay online or pay by check (OR pay by using the PayPal link below). Checks may be mailed to
          Community Council for the Arts
          PO Box 3554
          Kinston, NC 28502

Be sure to include the total amount of your booth, including electricity options which you selected on the application. Should you have any questions, contact the Arts Center at [email protected] or call us at 252-527-2517.

Community Council for the Arts, 400 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501
Phone: 252-527-2517 Fax: 252-527-8280
Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018
 (Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after April 25. Add $100 if registering after April 25 deadline.)

Arts Market Vendor Application

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