Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Special Event -- Tours

White Gold -- Art & Culinary Tour
October 27-October 29, 2017

Friday, October 27

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. -- Arrival and Check in at Mother Earth Motor Lodge
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mother Earth Motor Lodge is a beautifully restored motor lodge in downtown Kinston. A must visit destination for art lovers, Mother Earth Motor Lodge offers a total of 45 rooms and/or suites each decorated in mid-century modern style and each featuring works of art throughout the motel. The center courtyard features a three-ring pool similar to the original kidney shaped pool, shuffle board and 9-hole mini golf. Breakfast will be served each morning in The Ram Neuse Room next to the lobby compliments of    Visit Kinston .

          Mother Earth Motor Lodge
          501 N. Herritage St.
          Kinston, NC 28501

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  -- Reception and White Gold Tour –
Community Council for the Arts

  • Receive a private White Gold tour with the artist, Thomas Sayre.
    For details on the Gallery Exhibits, visit our In Our Galleries webpage:

8:00 p.m.  -- Dinner – Community Council for the Arts
Dinner catered by Chef & The Farmer in the Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery

In Our Galleries

Saturday, October 28

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. -- Breakfast at Mother Earth Motor Lodge

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. --  Kinston Public Art Trail Guided Tour
  • Visit with several of the artists while on the tour.  Tour Guide -- Metal Artist Rose Clark
  • Return to Mother Earth Motor Lodge.
  • Lunch on your own in downtown Kinston.

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. -- Free Time

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Public Art Tour

6:00 p.m. -- Cocktails
  • Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at The O'Neil Luxury Boutique Hotel.
    This historic luxury hotel is located at 200 N. Queen Street in Kinston. Will
    from O’Neil at 6:45 p.m. for the Gala.

7:00 p.m. -- Cloak & Swagger Masquerade Gala: Community Council for the Arts Annual Fundraising Event
  • A themed evening featuring a live auction, silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar
    and entertainment. Black tie is optional. For more details see our Annual Fall Gala webpage:

Public Art Trail Brochure (pdf)
Kinston Music Park Brochure (pdf)
Annual Fall Gala

Sunday, October 29

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Brunch with Artist and Author Juliet Barrus
  • Tour Juliet 's lovely home and studio. Pre-sale of studio art from the artist
    during your time in her home. Brunch catered by Kinston's most  popular deli
    owned by Leraine Howard Tolston -- Queen Street Deli .

White Gold -- Art & Culinary Tour
$625 per couple/ $425 per person
Cost includes accommodations, most meals; taxes included
Limited availability to 32 participants
For reservations call :    252-527-2517

$625 per couple

$425 per person