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.

Simon Spalding performs at The Brown Pelican in February

February 10, 2020
Simon Spalding

Simon Spalding will present an eclectic program of unplugged acoustic music at The Brown Pelican, two Tuesdays in February. It’s a fun, informal show, as Simon shares the history and backstory behind his songs and instruments. The instruments include the familiar (violin, banjo, ukulele), and a weekly-changing selection of exotic music and instruments from places including Sweden, China, Greece, Tahiti, Mongolia, and who-knows-where? There is no cover charge. This musical event occurs 6 – 8 p.m. on February 11 and 18. The Brown Pelican is at 411 Broad Street in downtown New Bern. Call 252-631-5008 for information. For more on […]

Neuse River Ramblers return to Riverside United Methodist Church February 9

February 4, 2020
Neuse River Ramblers

The Neuse River Ramblers present a free concert at Riverside United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, February 9. The Sunday afternoon concert will be in the Fellowship Hall of Riverside United Methodist Church. The Neuse River Ramblers add a touch of Bluegrass flavor to traditional and contemporary tunes. The band members create arrangements that allow for improvisation and free expression within a structured context. The Neuse River Ramblers were featured at Guitarfest 2019 in Washington, North Carolina, as well as at venues in and around New Bern. The quartet includes: – Doug DeSantis on mandolin and fiddle. – Andy Franklin on […]

Craven CC’s Lifetime Learning Center continues International Film Series with ‘Blind Date’

February 4, 2020
Craven Community College

New Bern, NC – The Craven Community College Lifetime Learning Center (LLC) will present “Blind Date” this Friday, Feb. 7, as part of Explorations: The International Film Series. “Blind Date,” a 2015 comedy/romance from France, tells the story of a young woman and professional pianist who moves into the apartment next to a grumpy and antisocial inventor of complicated board games. The new neighbors find themselves feeling as though their lives have become a living nightmare. With the walls as thin as a sheet of paper, neither of them can avoid listening to what the other is doing and they […]

Local Author Takes Over The Next Chapter Books & Art

February 2, 2020
Next Chapter Books & Art

New Bern locals and tourists alike will be happy to know The Next Chapter Books & Art will remain a bookstore for the foreseeable future, even though previous owner Mary Jo Buckl has decided to move on to her “next chapter.” Local author Michelle Garren Flye, who writes romances under her own name and the locally set children’s series Jessica under the name Shelley Gee, assumed the reins of The Next Chapter at the beginning of the year. Flye says she has always wanted to own a small bookstore, so when Buckl decided she was ready to move on from […]

The Garage presents Football, Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing

January 31, 2020
The Garage

Feb 2nd – The Garage – Super Bowl Sunday 5pm. Football!!! Food!!! Beer!!! Wine!!! Cocktails!!! Don’t care about the game? COMMERCIALS!!! We’re throwing down potluck style for this baby so dust off that jersey and bring your covered dish and let’s watch the game together!!! And…..it won’t be as chaotic as the sports bars. Feb 4th – The Garage – Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing. We’re pairing 6 of your favorite Girl Scout cookies with six amazing beers!!!!   We’re definitely pairing NOLA Brewing’s Girl STOUT Cookie with Thin Mints!!  $10 per person! Visit The Garage at 1209 Hwy 70 E in […]

Main Gallery: Valentine’s Day Card Sale

January 30, 2020
Valentine’s Day Card Sale

Valentine Cards made by local public school students on sale to benefit arts programs Through February 28, 2020 Craven Arts Council and the Twin Rivers Artists Association are proud to present the 2020 Craven County Valentine’s Day Card Sales in the Director’s Gallery at Bank of the Arts for February.  Created by students in all grades in Craven County Schools, all proceeds are donated to Craven County art teachers for purchasing classrooms supplies. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception for exhibition during the monthly downtown ArtWalk on February 14, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. An annual event, […]

Ellen Fitzpatrick will be the Featured Poet at the First Tuesday Poetry Open Mic

January 23, 2020
Featured Poet Ellen Fitzpatrick

Local poet Ellen Fitzpatrick will be the Featured Poet at the Nexus Poet’s First Tuesday Poetry Open Mic at 7 p.m., February 4th, at the Harrison Center, 311 Middle St. in New Bern. Award-winning poet Jeanne Julian describe Ellen’s poetry this way: “Hearing Ellen read is intense not only because her words are carefully crafted, but also because her delivery is both heartfelt and polished. It is full of constrained drama, combining clear vision, yearning, and a mature irony reminiscent of Ann Sexton.” Ellen is originally from Syracuse, New York and studied drama in college and has taken seminars on poetry composition […]

Coastal Photo Club Exhibition

January 17, 2020
Corolla Sunset by Evie Chang Henderson

Local photography group exhibits at Bank of the Arts February 1 – 29, 2020 Craven Arts Council and Gallery is proud to host an exhibition of the Coastal Photo Club at in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts during the month of February. This exhibition will feature works by local photographers on wide array of subjects in a variety of styles. Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, February 14th, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. This exhibit will feature work the Coastal Photo Club’s nearly one hundred members, with images […]

Fifth Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration Comes to New Bern March 13th

January 10, 2020
Sham Rockin' 2020

The Rotary Club of New Bern’s Sham-Rockin’ 2020, A St. Patrick’s Celebration, is coming Friday, March 13th. The event will be held again at the North Carolina History Center, overlooking the Trent River in New Bern. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Sham-Rockin’ will continue until 10:00 p.m. The Chelsea Restaurant will serve the traditional corned beef and cabbage from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. After dinner, dance to the popular band, Trainwreck! Cash bar of beer, wine and soda available all night. Tickets include dinner and admission and are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can […]

NBCT & The CRNA’S of CarolinaEast Health System present

January 8, 2020
Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Get your deerstalker cap on – the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than […]