Arts and Culture in New Bern

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

Rivertowne Players

RiverTowne Players announces our first 10-Minute Summer Play Contest

Open to any New Bern area resident ages 13-18. Jury: Author and playwright Leslie Tall Manning and Author and screenwriter Ted Peterson Theme: Write a 10-minute (approximately 10-15 pages) play with no more than five characters and minimal set changes. Play must be original, unpublished and never performed publicly. Play subject matter should be age …

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Greater Good Gallery inside the Isaac Taylor House

ARTwalk, June 12 at the Greater Good Gallery

The Greater Good Gallery will be hosting a final clearance sale during ARTWalk from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 228 Craven Street in downtown New Bern, NC. The event will feature oil paintings by Carol Jones and Lisa Bisbee Lentz. Prices will be significantly reduced to make way for a …

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Juneteenth by Edna Stewart

Main Gallery: Through the Lens & Juneteenth

Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St, New Bern June 1- June 30 Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions in the Main Gallery for the month of June: “Through the Lens” and “Juneteenth.” These exhibitions were originally planned as separate exhibits, but due to the effects of COVID-19 on our …

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Craven Community College

Craven CC’s Small Business Center Awarded Special Funds to Increase Counseling Capacity Through December 2020

New Bern, NC – The Small Business Center (SBC) at Craven Community College (Craven CC) was recently awarded funds to increase its counseling capacity through December 2020. The funds were awarded to the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) by the State Board of Community Colleges in response to the increased demand for assistance by small …

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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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