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Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local & national artists.

Please call ahead of your visit as the business may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19

  • The Accidental Artist, 220 Craven St.
  • Ballantyne Framing and Art, 220 Craven St.
  • Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery, 317-A Pollock St., 252-633-4369
  • The Craft Studio, 2500 Trent Rd.
  • Community Artists Gallery & Studios, 309 Middle St., 252-633-3715
  • Craven Arts Council and Gallery located in the Bank of the Arts Building, 317 Middle St.
  • The Crystal Lady Gallery, 217 Middle St., 252-626-0120
  • Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven St., 252-649-1717
  • Living Color Ceramics, 602 Pollock St.
  • New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 919 Broad St.
  • Pic Frame & Gallery, 3601 Trent Rd.
  • Red Shoe Studio Gallery, 226 Craven St.
  • Small Batch Graphics + Goods, 250 Pollock St., 252-617-0211
  • Studio Four Thirteen Broad, 413 Broad St.
  • The Next Chapter Books and Art, 320 S. Front St.
  • Uptown Gallery, 1909 S. Glenburnie Rd., 252-633-6465
  • Wine and Design New Bern, 2117 S. Glenburnie Rd.
Potter Ben Watford

Performing Arts:

  • Craven Arts Council and Gallery Inc, 317 Middle St.
  • New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock St.
  • RiverTowne Players, 514 Hancock St.

Movie Theaters:

  • Bear Town Cinema, 2806 Trent Rd.
  • Neuse Boulevard Cinema, 2500 Neuse Blvd.

New Executive Director: Jonathan Burger

December 14, 2020
Jonathan Burger

Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce Jonathan Burger has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of the Craven Arts Council & Gallery. With the New Year under way, Jon has many plans to further Craven Arts Council & Gallery’s outreach and public art programs. Jonathan Burger moved to Eastern North Carolina in 2007 to attend East Carolina University. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Sculpture and a Bachelors in Philosophy. While at ECU he interned at Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge and later became a Gallery […]

Live from Mali – Dance to Lift Spirits and Build Young Lives

December 9, 2020
Atlantic Dance Theatre

Atlantic Dance Theatre Announces Launch of In-School Programming Atlantic Dance Theatre is pleased to announce the launch of ADT’s youth programs for 2021, Dance to Lift Spirits and Build Young Lives on Friday, December 4 at Comfort Elementary School with a joyous, exciting West African dance class taught by Guest Teacher Solo in a Zoom class live from Mali. The class was streamed simultaneously to eight classrooms and students not on campus! Solo (Souleymane Sana) is a famous dancer and teacher who shares his love of dance by teaching in Mali, West Africa and in the United States as well as other […]

It’s All About Art at ReStore’s InStore Silent Auction for December

December 7, 2020
River Raft Race Print

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore InStore Silent Auction for the month of December opens on Friday, December 4 and will close on Tuesday, December 22 at 12 p.m. Starting bids for this month’s 16 items range from $15 to $150, so there is something in everyone’s price range for that special Christmas gift. “This month features a number of local artists and we are hoping that these wonderful pieces will find their way into local homes over the holiday season,” said Evelyn Richards, ReStore Manager. Artists have donated their original works in a variety of media, including prints, watercolors, oils, and […]

New Bern Civic Theatre 2020 Christmas Movie Series

December 7, 2020
NBCT Christmas Movie Series

Merry Christmas! NBCT is delighted to present the 2020 Christmas Series. Join us and enjoy the spirit of the holidays with classic movies on the big screen. Friday, December 11th at 8 p.m. – Gremlins (1984) Rated PG-13. Tickets are $7 (not including sales tax) A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the ‘mogwai’ but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens, […]

Living in New Bern and Beyond – Episode 166

November 24, 2020
New Bern Now Podsquad - Episode 166

We’re connecting you with the people, places, and local resources in New Bern, NC and surrounding areas! The Podsquad: Jane Maulucci (The Reactive Voice), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), and I talked about all kinds of things related to living in the greater New Bern area. We were joined by special guests: Tharesa Lee, Erin Langley, and Pinkie Moore. Watch: Listen:  Show notes: 00:40 – Trivia Contest Question 3:00 – Precision Molding 4:40 – New Bern Battlefield Park 5:48 – Gingerbread House Contest 9:12 – City Receives Grant from the National Fish […]

A Beary Safe and Magical Christmas in New Bern

November 23, 2020
Beary Merry Christmas

WHAT: Beary Merry Christmas kicks off month long festivities with opening weekend! WHEN: Friday, November 27th & November 28th WHERE: Santa House in Bear Plaza on Middle St. and throughout Downtown New Bern EVENTS: November 27th: Beary Merry Christmas Kickoff Event – Santa arrives in Bear Plaza (Visits are reservation only at BearyMerryChristmas.com) – Snow in Bear Plaza (6 – 8 p.m.) – Community Tree Lighting in Union Point Park (6 p.m.) – Mistletoe Market begins in Talbot Lot (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) (Food vendors and holiday shopping vendors, DJ at 5 p.m.) – Religious Community Services Food Drive […]

Living in New Bern and Beyond – Episode 165

November 16, 2020
New Bern Now Podsquad - Episode 165

Preparing for Holiday Celebrations during the Pandemic We’re connecting you with the people, places, and local resources in New Bern, NC and surrounding areas! The Podsquad: George Oliver (Oliver & Cheek), Kathy Morrison (New Bern Historical Society), Colleen Roberts (City of New Bern), and I talked about all kinds of things related to living in the greater New Bern area. We were joined by Special Guests: Kevin Yates and Darlene Brown. Watch: Listen:  Show notes: 00:48 – Trivia Contest Question 2:46 – Gingerbread House Contest 6:45 – Banjoy 7:35 – Fuller’s Music 9:51 – Citywide Giveaway 12:00 – North […]

When the Rivers Rise

November 10, 2020
Novelist Joey Jones

Novelist Joey Jones will release his highly anticipated fifth novel WHEN THE RIVERS RISE on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Due to the challenges of the current environment, the book launch will take place virtually, and copies of the novel are scheduled to be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and all other online book retailers as well as many local bookstores where you can also find the author’s notably acclaimed novels A Bridge Apart (2015), Losing London (2016), A Field of Fireflies (2018), and The Date Night Jar (2019). Each of the stories are set in Eastern North Carolina […]

Craven-Pamlico Regional Library Digital Book Club

November 10, 2020

Join us for an online discussion of your favorite North Carolinian author or book on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. Register by emailing adultprograms@nbccpl.org or call the New Bern-Craven County Public Library at 252-638-7807. Chris Baker, Adult Services Librarian, New Bern-Craven County Public Library

Dancing In A Pandemic

November 6, 2020
TLine Danz Tina

Atlantic Dance Theatre Announces Guest Artists and New Board Members Atlantic Dance Theatre is busy planning for the future. We are pleased to welcome to our Board of Directors, new members are Elisabeth Amend and Jody Cheek, who join long time members, Ann Dale, Chuck Dale, Kit Jordan, Joan Taylor, and Paige Whitley-Bauguess. Artistic Advisors include Whitley-Bauguess, David Blonn and Kimberly Craigie-Blonn. Elizabeth Pope is Executive Director. ADT’s youth programs for 2021, Dance to Lift Spirits and Build Young Lives, will usher in a year of exciting dance experiences for students unlikely to be exposed to the joy of dance, […]