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"We Bring Art to Life
and Life to Art!"

About US

Community Outreach

In business for 26 years as a 501 c3 non-profit,  the co-op maintains a community outreach component; “Bringing art to life, and life to art.” 
We are an incubator with strong outreach programs to the community, and have for many years offered clay art classes for Special needs adults.  Now we offer classes to adults and school age children as well as offering exhibiting opportunities to high school students.

CAG is the largest, constant physical art gallery in Carteret County and ​most likely the first “ art museum”  experience very young members of our community have ever seen. Local artists collaborate improving their own art while learning about the art business.
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Gallery Hours

We are located at 1702 Arendell Street in Morehead City,
within the Arts Council of Carteret County's new Arts Center.
Tuesday through Saturday
11AM to 5PM

Current & Upcoming Gallery Shows

  • Pieces & Parts
    Pieces & Parts
    Sat, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – Apr 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Mar 09, 2024, 11:00 AM – Apr 20, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Show your artistry and skill by transforming bits and pieces into a masterpiece!
  • Beyond the Fence
    Beyond the Fence
    Sat, Mar 30
    Mar 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – Apr 13, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Mar 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – Apr 13, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Join us for an art show that showcases the artistic talents of the inmates
  • Oil Painting Master Class with Irene Bailey
    Oil Painting Master Class with Irene Bailey
    Thu, Apr 25
    Apr 25, 2024, 9:30 AM – Apr 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Apr 25, 2024, 9:30 AM – Apr 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Learn to paint portraits using oil
  • Rescue Me
    Rescue Me
    Sat, Apr 27
    Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jun 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Apr 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – Jun 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Carolina Artists Gallery is excited to announce our upcoming show, Rescue Me. This show focuses on those who rescue and those who are rescued.
  • Summer Youth Art Camp
    Summer Youth Art Camp
    Mon, Jun 10
    Jun 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 14, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Jun 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 14, 2024, 5:30 PM
    For Kids! Drip-Draw-Color-Paint-Create Explore Creativity Through Self-Expression!
  • What's in a Box? Summer Youth Art Camp
    What's in a Box? Summer Youth Art Camp
    Mon, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Imagine making and filling your own box. Could it be a box of leprechaun magic?
  • Kids Drawing Camp
    Kids Drawing Camp
    Mon, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Jun 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Learn how to Draw!
  • Kids Drawing Camp 2nd Session
    Kids Drawing Camp 2nd Session
    Mon, Jun 24
    Jun 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Jun 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Learn how to Draw!
  • Horsing Around Summer Art Camp
    Horsing Around Summer Art Camp
    Mon, Jul 15
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 5:30 PM
    What's it like for horses to live on the island of Shackleford Banks? Kids will BE a horse and find out!
  • Inspiration Galore Collage Art Camp
    Inspiration Galore Collage Art Camp
    Mon, Jul 22
    Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 1:00 PM
    This is Art Camp! Let's mess around and have fun!
  • Inspiration Galore Collage Art Camp PM Session
    Inspiration Galore Collage Art Camp PM Session
    Mon, Jul 22
    Jul 22, 2024, 1:30 PM – Jul 26, 2024, 5:30 PM
    Jul 22, 2024, 1:30 PM – Jul 26, 2024, 5:30 PM
    This is Art Camp! Let's mess around and have fun!
  • What's in a Box? Summer Youth Art Camp  2nd Session
    What's in a Box? Summer Youth Art Camp  2nd Session
    Mon, Jul 29
    Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Imagine making and filling your own box. Could it be a box of leprechaun magic?
  • Kids Illustration Camp
    Kids Illustration Camp
    Mon, Jul 29
    Jul 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – Aug 02, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Jul 29, 2024, 2:00 PM – Aug 02, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Have fun drawing everything from squishmallows to anime!

Our history

In 1999, a group of five women who met in a watercolor class began to meet regularly to paint.  They dreamed of having a place where artists could meet, show their work, hold classes and promote the arts in this coastal community.  

       Pooling their talents and money, they rented space in Morehead City and the dream became a reality.  In 2019 the gallery relocated to  814 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC and in 2022 we acted on a new opportunity to grow by merging with the Arts Council of Carteret County. We are now located in a new gallery within the Arts Council Art Center at 1702 Arendell St.

      Today, the co-op continues to nurture emerging artists, giving them an opportunity to show and sell their work in our professional gallery space. The Gallery enjoys a steady stream of visitors.  Vacationers and local residents purchase art and gifts.  Nonmember artists frequently stop in for inspiration.  ​

Our Artists

As a co-op, Carolina Artist  Gallery welcomes local established and emerging artists to apply for membership. 

Applicants are juried into membership at our monthly meeting.  Members are required to staff the gallery at least once a month, as well as take an active role in the Gallery’s promotional and organizational activities including receptions, hangings, publicity, etc..  We have no owners! We are a collaborative group depending on each other to keep the gallery going. Everyone does their share.

Our strength as a gallery is in offering a diversity of artistic styles, media and techniques. ​We do accept a limited number of consignment members. 

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