Arts Council of Carteret County | Art From The Heart


Unfortunately, the cancellation or postponement of events with large crowds expected has become an all too common announcement over the past year. And, Carteret County is no exception. The Arts Council of Carteret County's annual Art From The Heart Show and Sale, usually held in February/March, is being postponed until early May 2021. Several folks have been contacting us about the event already. Please pass the word.

We will send out announcements as soon as we have a firm date decided. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the arts in Carteret County!

The 30th Annual Art From The Heart, by the numbers...

Number of Visitors – 2,000+  
Number of Artists – 198 (177 in 2019)
Number of Entries – 476 (424 in 2019)
Number of Pieces Sold – 45
Total Gross Sales – $15,287
Number of Awards Presented – 62
Total Amount of Artist Awards – $8,700 ($7,700 in 2019)     
Total Amount of Student Awards – $1,200

The 30th anniversary of AFTH proved to be one of the best exhibitions ever! Thank you to all who visited, who exhibited art, who volunteered, and who sponsored this growing event. It wouldn't have been possible without you all!


The People's Choice:

Congratulations to Vicky White of Morehead City with her entry "Octopus Garden," a paper mache/mixed media sculpture, which garnered the most votes by gallery visitors.

She received a $200 award at the close of the show. Congratulations to Vicky for winning this award two years in a row! 



Download the AFTH Show Program.         Download the 2020 Winners List

About Art From The Heart  

Art From The Heart (AFTH) is an annual show and sale of original, two- and three-dimensional artwork, including photography, that typically draws over 2,000 gallery visitors during the event, making it one of the largest regional shows in eastern NC. 

AFTH is open to artists 18 years of age or older at all levels of expertise. Artists are NOT required to be a member of the Arts Council of Carteret County to enter only if they live in Craven, Carteret, Onslow or Pamlico counties. Any non-member artist from outside these counties will need to join ACCC in order to participate in AFTH and may join at registration time. Current members of the ACCC may enter regardless of their county or state of residence. Memberships begin at $25/year.