Mum’s the Word Exhibition

Escaping Mum

Yearly Art Competition and Exhibition for Mumfest

Drop Off: September 27, 28

Artwalk Reception: October 4

Mumfest : October 11

Pick Up November 1,2

Craven Arts Council and Gallery is seeking submissions for Mum Artwork of all types for the 2019 Mum’s the Word Exhibition. Artworks will be featured in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts for the month of October, with one work to be selected for the 2020 Mumfest logo. Artists are asked to register to participate at and drop completed entries off at Bank of the Arts on September 27th and 28th.

New Bern’s annual Mumfest brings thousands of people to the downtown area for fun, shopping, and entertainment. As part of the festival Craven Arts Council host “Mum’s the Word,” an art exhibition and contest to select artwork for the next year’s Mumfest. The winner receives $250 and their piece will be featured on tee shirts, bags, banners, and other promotional items for the 2020 celebration. Artists are asked to register their pieces online at and drop off the work to Bank of the Arts September 27th and 28th. Entries cannot exceed 36” in any direction and may not feature any text or numbers. For more information go to

For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern, 252-638-2577

Submitted by: Jonathan Burger