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Arts

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.

Follow Bo’s Globetrekkin’ Cycling Adventure across America!

June 11, 2012

Black Bear encounter with Bo Bissett “Scouring the Planet for the Best Places to Eat, Sleep and Conquer” Ever since meeting New Bern’s Bo Bissett, I’ve been living vicariously by following his daily trials and tribulations on his website: Globetrekk.in! Bo left New Bern in April 2012, on a personal crusade to ride his bicycle across the United States to meet the people, cultures, and wonders of small towns in America. During his “Journalist adventure”, Bo’s writes about his coast to coast expedition on www.Globetrekk.in so we can learn about the “people, places, and activities off the beaten path”. He […]

Visit Weyerhaeuser’s Cool Springs “Teaching Forest”!

June 9, 2012

I never thought I would ever learn to basket weave, but “never say never”! Laura Johnson and I ventured up the road to Askin, NC, only a short drive from New Bern to learn how to use long leaf pines to basket weave. Melissa Patrick, the Education Coordinator for Weyerhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Education Center, told us about their upcoming lifelong learning classes. Up until a couple of months ago, we didn’t even know this “Teaching Forest” existed but drove by the entrance 100 times. We met Melissa at the Craven Community College’s Green Fair and were excited to visit […]

The Coastal Photo Club welcomes new members

June 8, 2012

The Coastal Photo Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the lower level of the Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern to share instruction, information, and images. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Find us on Facebook! Send an e-mail for information. Submitted by: Jeanne Julian for the Coastal Photo Club

Join in the fun for 1st Annual Bern Beach Blast!

June 8, 2012

Listen to “Radio Laura” Johnson’s NBN community segment aired on WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM: https://newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NBN-beach-blast-061512.mp3 Presenting Sponsors: Weyerhaeuser Company & The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to Meet Us at the Point for the first annual summer concert Bern Beach Blast!  The concert will be on Friday, June 15th at Union Point Park in Downtown New Bern.  The gates will open at 5:30pm and tickets are $10.00. Join us as Honey and The EMBERS bring the beach to the river with their rockin’ beach music.  Honey from Raleigh, NC plays beach and funky music.  […]

Check out the latest happenings in New Bern this weekend!

June 8, 2012

8th: Artwalk Downtown New Bern. For more information call 252-638-2577. 8th: An Alphabetical Tribute – Connie Minneci’s Women Artists during ArtWalk at New Bern ArtWorks & Company, Gallery and Studio. For details, call 252-634-9002. 8th: Movie at the Park “Despicable Me”, 7:00pm at Union Point Park presented by Two Rivers Church. 8th: Ed Terry in Concert, 7:30pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. For details call 252-514-2030. 8th – 16th: Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, Morehead City, NC. For details call 252-247-3575. 9th: Blueberry and Bluegrass Day at the New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm. For details call 252-633-0043. […]

Publish Community Events and Announcements in New Bern Now’s Upcoming Ledger!

June 6, 2012

It’s almost time for the next edition of New Bern Now’s Ledger Publication (July – Sept 2012)! Please send us your announcements and event information to be included in the upcoming 11th Edition by June 18th, 2012. If you’ve never seen The Ledger, it’s a 20 page mini version of New Bern Now.com. It was created to promote local businesses/non-profits and to provide an area guide for residents and visitors to learn about the latest happenings and information throughout the Greater New Bern area! Hardcopies of the quarterly publication are distributed at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport and numerous businesses […]

Interesting Life Long Learning Classes at Cool Springs!

June 5, 2012

Listen to “Radio Laura” Johnson’s audio (aired on Radio Free ENC’s WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM) about the upcoming events at Cool Springs: https://newbernnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/NBN-cool-springs-062712.mp3 Weyerhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Education Center, Askin, NC is now offering Life Long Learning Classes! On June 9th, there will be a Pine Needle Basket Weaving class taught by a local expert. The fee is $15 per/person. This will be held from 10am-2pm. Send an e-mail or call 252-514-3533 for details and to register. We also have a Turtle Talk scheduled for June 27th from 4-5pm. There is a $5 fee for this. On June 29th, we […]

Coni Minneci – “A to Z: An Historical Survey of Women Artists” Exhibit

June 2, 2012

“Cindy Sherman” by Coni Minneci Artwalk Reception: Friday, June 8th, 2012, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Coni Minneci’s recent series “A to Z Women Artists”, compelling in both its artistry and concept, fit squarely in a movement in recent decades to research and represent the contributions of women artists – a class of artists who have been largely under -recognized and under-documented. The premise of this series is deceptively simple – 26 women artists, (26) 9 x 12 oil paintings – each containing a pear. The intimate scale of each work references the roots of still life genre paintings and […]

Weekend Happenings in New Bern, NC

May 11, 2012

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you don’t have to leave New Bern! Don’t miss tonight’s Artwalk Downtown New Bern! Visit the art galleries, shops, and participating businesses for a fun evening. Stop by the Bank of the Arts on Middle St. for a list of participating business or call 252-638-2577. Don’t miss Bohemian Night at Michaele’ Rose Watson’s Studio behind the Chelsea at 413B Broad St. The New Bern Farmers Market is also celebrating Artwalk. Stop in for “All that Jazz – Strawberries and Jazz” and check out the arts, crafts, and goodies from local vendors. Broad Creek […]

“The Fountain” entered in the BOA Juried Art Show!

May 5, 2012

Fun time had by all as Lisa Bisbee enters her piece in the Bank of the Arts (BOA) Juried Art Show! Laura Johnson and I met up with Artist Lisa Bisbee to capture her extraordinary art piece being delivered to the BOA. In 1985, Lisa visited a museum in Pittsburgh, PA, and saw Marcel Duchamp’s art piece that he entered into a Juried Art Show in 1917. It was a urinal and he called it Fountain. Although his fountain was rejected because they said it “wasn’t art”, it changed the perception people had of art around the World. Lisa was […]