Arts and Culture in New Bern

Find out what’s happening with the Arts and Culture scene in and around New Bern, North Carolina!

New Bern High School Artists

New Bern High School National Art Society Exhibition

New exhibition in the Director’s Gallery Highlights student work May 15 – June 30 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present the works of students in the National Art Honor Society in the Director’s Gallery for May and June. These piece were created by students at the local high school in a variety …

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New Bern Civic Theatre - Annual Report

New Bern Civic Theatre Production Update

New Bern, NC – The historic Athens Theater, lit only by a single ghost light, lays quiet and motionless during the shelter in place order which has now been extended to May 8th. All shows and rehearsals have been suspended until further notice but that does not mean work has stopped. NBCT Board of Directors …

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Awakening Book of Poems by Sam Love

Awakening: Musings on Planetary Survival

Awakening: Musings on Planetary Survival is a collection of environmental poems by Sam Love. The book has been nominated for England’s prestigious Laurel Prize which honors a collection of eco and nature poems. The subjects range from meditations on Mother Earth to the changes in migratory patterns caused by climate change. Far from a doom …

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Taberna Bear by Rich and Sallianne Sheridan

New Bern Bear Contest Winners and Round Two Announcement

It was hard to pick one winner, so we decided to choose two! Congratulations to Becky Badger and Rich and Sallianne Sheridan for winning the first round of the New Bern Bear Contest! Thank you, Dan and Lisa Sprague, Sherry Cogger, Megan Sauer, and Katharine Schroeder for sharing your photos with us! There’s a special …

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Jean Sanders - New Bern Illustrated

Meet the People: Jean Sanders of New Bern Illustrated

There are so many talented people living among us, so we decided to start a new feature story “Meet the People”. After following Jean Sanders, creator of New Bern Illustrated, for years on social media, I wanted to shine the light on her wonderful photography and illustrations! The images have been thought provoking and uplifting. …

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New Bern Civic Theatre

New Bern Civic Theatre COVID-19 Update

NBCT doors are closed to the public, including all volunteers, effective 4 p.m. March 27, 2020 With the growing concern for COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Office staff will work predominantly from home, stopping into the office periodically to check messages and handle any business that cannot be …

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Living Well Down East

Shop Local for Food and Essentials

Concerned for our community, especially our neighbors with immune system conditions, we wondered where and how they could safely get food and other supplies during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We heard that the big box stores were offering online shopping and curbside pickup. After confirming with each store, last week, I wrote an article to …

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Craven Arts Council and Gallery

Bank of the Arts temporarily closed to the public

March 17 – March 31, 2020 In an effort to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic, Craven Arts Council and Gallery will temporarily close to public access beginning Tuesday, March 17th through March 31st.  This decision was particularly difficult to make but we have an overwhelming responsibility to ensure, to the best of our ability, …

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