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May 2019 Issue

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All artists and patrons of the arts, check out these Artist Opportunities at the Arts Center. Also included on this page are links to other artistic opportunities..

Community Council for the Arts
Promoting the Arts:  Calendar of Events

Fixed events are listed under specific months. For revolving or special events, please see the MORE icon at the bottom right of the page. Any link buttons not active are either due to a past event, or information is not currently available for a future event. Please contact the Arts Center for more information -- 252-527-2517 .
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  1. DEC
    Gingerbread House Workshop
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Bring the family and decorate a gingerbread house of your very own. (Children under eight-years-old must be accompanied by an adult.) $20 per gingerbread house; reservations required. Contact us at 252-527-2517 for details and to reserve your space.
  2. NOV
    15 & 16
    Holly Jolly Holiday Show
    This annual seasonal event is held at the Kinston Community Center 2602 W. Vernon Avenue in Kinston. Friday and Saturday holiday shopping. Visit the Holly Jolly website:
  3. NOV
    Business After Hours
    5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    This social, net-working event is associated with the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce. This event features an introduction of the dancers participating in Stars Dance for the Arts 2018. The evening includes a reception honoring Lenoir County Artist League members and local artists in our galleries in November. Entertainment is provided by T.A.P.S. Jazz Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
  4. OCT
    Annual Fall Gala
    6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    A themed evening featuring a live auction, silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar & entertainment. This year is Spooky Soiree. Join us with your best Halloween costume.
  5. 2019
    Summer Camps
    Mark you calendar for Summer Camps at the Arts Center. We look forward to your participation! Here is some general information about our camps.
  6. AUG
    Anchor Splash
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    An Art Show and Sale at the beach! The evening features summertime fun with live entertainment, cookout, beverages & assorted wines. Tickets $35 – Casual Dress (sales tax included) All Proceeds Benefit Community Council for the Arts
  7. MAY
    1-4, 2019
    BBQ Festival on the Neuse
    The Largest BBQ Festival in North Carolina -- in Downtown Kinston!
  8. JAN
    27, 2019
    Soup & A Bowl
    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    This event is held annual event is held at the Arts Center and is a fundraiser benefiting the Community Council for the Arts. Admission includes salad, beverage, dessert, unlimited soup and a hand-crafted pottery bowl. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 ages five to 12, and free admission for children under five (no bowl).
  9. FEB
    38th Annual CCA-NCE
    This national competition and show is open to any US citizen, 18 years and older. Awards include: Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and five (5) additional non-cash merit awards. Juried entries will be displayed in the Hampton Gallery. All other entries will be displayed in the Minges, Rayner and Children’s Galleries.
  10. FEB
    9, 2019
    Stars Dance for the Arts
    7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
    Our annual Stars Dance For The Arts features "stars" in our community dancing to raise funds for the Community Council for the Arts. Each couple performs an exciting and expertly choreographed dance in the hopes of becoming the champions of Stars Dance for the Arts Mirror Ball Trophy!
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    For 2019
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    For 2019
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Soup & A Bowl
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SDFA 2019
38th Annual
CCA NCE 2019 Information
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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!
2019 Winners
Stay tuned for 2019 info!
Summer Camp 2019
 Link to Summer Camp 2017 Page

'Que the Arts
Summer Camp 2019 Brochure with Registration Form
Plein Air Paint Out -- May 1-4
Official 2018 BBQ Festival Poster
Arts Market -- May 3 & 4
Summer Camp Volunteer Registration Form
Anchor Splash 2019 Page
Anchor Splash Tickets
ArtsFest -- May 4
Stay tuned for 2019 info!
Stay tuned for 2019 info!
Stay tuned for 2019 info!

Holly Jolly

About the Event
Fall Gala Tickets
Holly Jolly WEBSITE
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For details about these Events  and other Artist Opportunities , follow the links provided:

  • April 6, 6:00 p.m. -- Marvin Wiggins & Groove Konnection , Concert #2 in Spring in the Parks Series; FREE CONCERT at Kinston Music Park
  • ​​March 14, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. -- Children's Gallery Reception

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