Each February since 1990, the Arts Council has presented its signature event, Art From The Heart, an exhibition and sale of original artwork created by artists from Carteret, Craven, Pamlico and Onslow Counties and all ACCC artists regardless of their counties of residence. A non-juried event open to artists over 18 years of age, Art From The Heart has become one of the largest shows of its kind in Eastern North Carolina.
In 2017 Art From The Heart featured 385 pieces of artwork created by 186 artists. The ACCC awarded $5,600 to artists who were recognized for their artistic excellence. jThe Council recorded over $10,000 in sales for the event. Typically, over 2,100 people visit the gallery during the two-week display.