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February 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:  In Our Galleries
For more information about the exhibits in our galleries at the
Arts Center, contact us at 252-527-2517.

Admission is free and open to the public.

November 13, 2018 THROUGH February 2, 2019

Hampton Gallery

Lenoir County Artist League: 25th Annual LOCALS ONLY, Juried Competition & Exhibition  —  LOCALS ONLY is a juried show of talented artists from the Lenoir County Artist League, and Umbrella Organization of the Community Council for the Arts. The Lenoir County Artist League was formed in 1991 to provide Lenoir County artists working in two- and three-dimensional media a professional forum and to promote educational programming. The League meets the first Tuesday of each month with a minimal annual membership fee. Through the League, members host guest speakers, participate in workshops and critique art work.

The Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery

Artists from ART105  —  This exhibit features work from artists who rent a studio space and sell their work at ART105. This open concept venue allows the public to view artists as their work is being created and provides an opportunity for visitors to meet artists and purchase artwork onsite. ART105 is located at 105 W. Blount Street in Kinston. For more information, call
252-361-2502 or view their Facebook page ​

Minges & Rayner Galleries

Artists from Lenoir County Council on Aging/George Skinner Center Paintings on display were created by art students in a painting class at the Lenoir County Council on Aging, Inc. (LCCOA). This organization provides services for older adults in our area. The painting class meets from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays, at the George Skinner Center located at 112 East Blount Street in Kinston. Classes are free; there is a cost for art supplies. Visitors are welcome. For more information on this class call 252-527-1545 or visit online at

Children's Gallery

smARTkinston Artists — The smARTkinston City Project Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established to assist in the development of the Arts & Cultural District in Kinston and to promote creative contributions to the area's tourist- and arts-driven economy. Since its conception, smARTkinston has rehabilitated more than 50 homes in the Arts & Cultural District and relocated eight artists to the area. Participating artists include those in visual, performing, literary, and culinary arts. For more information, visit