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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 3-May 4, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Indoor Vendors
Friday, May 3, 2019 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.— Outdoor Vendors
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. — Indoor and Outdoor Vendors

The public may enjoy shopping inside the Arts Center located at 400 N. Queen Street (indoor market), and outdoors in the Arts Center parking lot, on Blount Street between N. Queen Street, and Herritage Street between Blount Street and North Street (outside market).

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 exhibited will be Plein Air Paintings which will be available for purchase.

Vendor Rules, Application & Payment Information

Vendor Set Up
Friday, May 3, 10 am-4 pm

Saturday, May 4, 7 am-9am

(Vendors will be assigned staggered setup times.)

Vendor Hours
Friday, May 3, 5pm-8 pm -- Indoor
Friday, May 3, 5 pm-10 pm -- Outdoor

Saturday, May 4, 10 am-6 pm

Vendor Breakdown
Saturday, May 4, 6 pm
(No vehicles will be allowed on grounds until 6:30 pm.)

Vendor Location — Arts and Craft Vendors are positioned inside at the Arts Center, at 400 N. Queen Street; or outside on Blount Street between N. Queen Street and Herritage Street, and Herritage Street between Blount Street and North Street.

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.

Art & Handmade Craft Vendor Spaces & Accessories
Friday evening and Saturday — $100/space for both days
Friday Only or Saturday Only — $75/space
  • Friday only — must arrive between 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday only — must arrive between 7 am-9 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, 8 ft. tables and four chairs for $30
  • No vehicles will be allowed in Arts Market area 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.

All Arts Market Vendors will be juried in by the BBQ Festival on the Neuse Arts & Crafts Committee. All vendors are required to submit three (3) images of examples of the works which will be for sale, either hard copy or digitally sent to [email protected].  Pictures of your set-up at other events are acceptable. All items for sale must be original works. Your entry is not complete without pictures.

Vendor Application

Application Deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
A $50 late fee will be assessed after April 12.
Absolutely no applications will be accepted after April 24.


Best Way to Contact You (Type Phone or Email)
Business Name
Address, City, State & Zip
Items for Sale/Display (Please describe in detail.)
I have read the application details and agree to follow the rules as outlined, and I will provide the necessary images. (If agree, type your name.)

If paying online via PayPal, follow the arrow below and proceed to PAY NOW.

If you completed the application form -- Homemade Arts & Craft Vendor/Arts Market --  on the BBQ Festival on the Neuse website, ,
follow the arrow below and proceed to PAY NOW to complete your registration.

If after completing your application, either as provided above or on the BBQ Festival on the Neuse website, and you wish to pay by check instead of via PayPal, you may mail your entry payment to Community Council for the Arts, PO Box 3554, Kinston, NC 28502.

If paying by check, YOU MUST  indicate in writing your choices indicated below: ​​
​​Booth Option Selection (choose one):
1 Booth -- Both Days -- $100
1 Booth -- Friday Only -- $75
1 Booth -- Saturday Only -- $75
2 Booths -- Both Days -- $200
2 Booths -- Friday Only -- $175
2 Booths -- Saturday Only -- $175
Space Preference (choose one):
​​Accessories (choose one): 
Electricty Only -- $25
1 Table w/ 2 Chairs (Indoor Only) -- without Electricity -- $15
1 Table w/ 2 Chairs (Indoor Only) -- with Electricity -- $40
2 Tables w/ 4 Chairs (Indoor Only) -- without Electricity -- $30
2 Tables w/ 4 Chairs (Indoor Only) -- with Electricity -- $55
You must complete a Vendor Application with your payment. If not completing the online application above or on the BBQ Festival on the Neuse website, follow the link to download, print, complete and submit in person or mail to the Arts Center. 

Make Payment

Download and Print
Arts Market Vendor Application


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.

First, Pick Booth Your Option

Then, Pick Accessories, if desired

Community Council for the Arts, 400 North Queen Street, Kinston, NC 28501
Phone: 252-527-2517 Fax: 252-527-8280
Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2019
 (A $50 late fee will be assessed after April 12. Absolutely no applications will be accepted after April 24.)