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Announcing Art From The Heart 2017

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) announces it’s 28th annual show and sale of original artwork, Art From the Heart. The exhibit will open on Friday, February 17 and close on Saturday, March 4.
This non-juried show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico Counties. Artists from those counties may participate whether or not they are members of the ACCC.

All ACCC member artists may participate regardless of their county or state of residence. 

  • Artist registration for this show will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, February 12th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Read more

2017 AFH Calendar
2017 AFH Registration Form
2017 AFH Entry Rules

ACCC Presents:
"A Country, A People: Afghanistan Through the Eyes of the Men and Women of the US Military" Photography Exhibit

afghan womanThe Arts Council of Carteret County is proud to present this exhibit of 118 photographs of Afghanistan created by eight brave, talented men and women while serving in the US military during tours of duty in Afghanistan.

FREE PUBLIC RECEPTION: Friday, November 4, from 5:00-7:30 pm
REGULAR EXHIBITION HOURS: Nov 4-6 (Fri-Sun) 10 am-5 pm Nov 10-13 (Thurs-Sun) 10 am - 5 pm November 17-20 (Thurs - Sun) 10 am - 5 pm. The gallery will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
LOCATION: Morehead Plaza, 2900 Arendell Street, Morehead City (Located between Tractor Supply Store and Snap Fitness)

This exhibit is appropriate for viewers of all ages. No disturbing or shocking images are displayed. Photography Exhibition sponsored in part by Wellons Enterprises.

Click here to view the poster for more information.


2016-17 Grassroots Grant Guidelines Available

Since 1977, the N. C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences. The program distributes funds for the arts in all 100 counties of the state primarily through partnerships with local arts councils. The Arts Council of Carteret County serves as the N. C. Arts Council’s partner in awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Carteret County.

Download 2016-17 Guidelines
Download 2016-17 Grant Application

6th Annual ARTrageous Show May 21-22, 2016
Jury Applications Now Accepted!

Have you wanted to sell your art to a wide and varied audience all in one place? Do you want to have a working vacation on the beautiful Crystal Coast? Do you want to meet other fine artists and crafters? Join us as a vendor for our 6th Annual ARTrageous Show! Read More

To find out more information download the application ($15 fee).
DEADLINE for applying: April 30. No applications will be accepted after this time.

AFH Peoples Choice winner ACCC Art From The Heart 2016 Winners

Download the AFH 2016 Program with list of winners.

Arts Council Offering Scholarships

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) is offering scholarship opportunities of up to $1,000 per student to provide tuition assistance for students pursuing degrees in the arts at the college level (two or four year courses of study) and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Scholarships under this program are available for tuition assistance only. Application deadline is April 6, 2016.

Download press release with full information Download ACCC Scholarship application

Attention ACCC Artists!
ACCC Teams with Carteret Community Theatre

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) has partnered with Carteret Community Theatre to offer ACCC member artists opportunities to display their original artwork during many of the major performances at the theatre which is located in downtown Morehead City. Read More

Bob MaloneIn Memory of Bob Malone

The Arts Council of Carteret County extends its sympathy to the family of Robert Malone. Bob gave greatly of his time, talents and vitality to ACCC and had great passion for all of the arts. He has touched many lives throughout the community due to his enthusiasm for both the visual and the performing arts. As a member of the ACCC Board of Directors (2006-2012) Bob brought the highest degree of vision, intelligence and energy to the Arts Council. During his tenure he held the offices of Vice President (2008-2009), President (2009-2011), and Past-President (2011-2012). Read More

ACCC Annual Report

The Arts Council of Carteret County has published its 2014-2015 Annual Report. Click here to download.

View ACCC News from 2015

Previous Arts Council of Carteret County announcements from 2015 are listed here.

ACCC Newsletters

Download the Arts Council of Carteret County newsletter from  Fall 2012. To subscribe, join the ACCC.Click here for membership information.