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Arts and Culture in New Bern

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

CAGS Online Silent Art Auction

CAGS Online Art Auction
The Community Artists Gallery & Studios is holding an online silent art auction, filled with original art and hand-made items created by the local artists in our gallery. It’s the perfect way to shop for Mother’s Day and support the local arts . . . all while you stay safely at home. If you’ve ever […]
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Shop Local for Food and Essentials

Living Well Down East
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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Bank of the Arts temporarily closed to the public

Craven Arts Council and Gallery
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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TRAA and CCC Announce Winners of Annual Exhibition

TRAA CCC 2020 Winners Group Shot
The Twin Rivers Artists Association and Craven Community College are proud to announce the winners of the annual TRAA & CCC Judged Exhibition. This annual art event highlights and honors local talent and achievement in the visual arts, both at the student and adult level. This year’s juror for the exhibition was Gosia Tojza, a […]
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TrainWreck to Perform at Sham-Rockin’ 2020

TrainWreck New Bern
Eastern North Carolina’s most popular band for all ages will perform for the fifth time at ShamRockin’ 2020 a St Patrick’s Celebration Friday night, March 13th in New Bern. The annual dinner and party will be held at the North Carolina History Center starting at 6 p.m. with traditional Irish dinner cash bar with beer, […]
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A Short History of Face Jugs

Potter Ben Watford
Ben Alden Watford, 50 years a potter will be presenting 100 Face Jugs at The Crystal Lady Gallery & Stained Glass Studio, 217 Middle St. Art Opening is March 13, 2020. Ben will be present and discussing the History of the African Face Jug and how this tradition came to America. Potter & Designer, Ben […]
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North Carolina Film Festival returns to New Bern

North Carolina Film Festival
You’re invited to the second annual North Carolina Film Festival, this Saturday at Craven Community College. Featuring short and feature length films from local and international submissions. Activities also include workshops for filmmaking and special FX makeup from professional artists. New Bern, NC – Eno River Media, a 20-year non-profit filmmaking organization based out of […]
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Colorfest in New Bern, NC

Colorfest New Bern
It’s that time of the year again and we wanted to let everyone know of the great things happening for 2020! Our Colorfest event will conclude our 5-year long project by the kids in the community! They’ve done an excellent job beautifying the 5 points area! You can now register your kids for the art […]
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Second Serving

Empty Bowls - Second Serving
New Empty Bowls Event offers new rewards while helping our community Carolina Colors Pavilion March 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. Empty Bowls New Bern is proud to announce their newest Empty Bowls event, Second Servings, at the Carolina Colors Pavilion on March 20th. This exclusive event will offer a live auction of local chefs for […]
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2020/21 Season Highlights Artistic Excellence of North Carolina Symphony Musicians

NC Symphony
Season Features North Carolina Symphony Alongside Star Soloists Including Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, and Angela Hewitt; Appearances by Audience-Favorite Guest Conductors Rune Bergmann and Carlos Miguel Prieto; Returns by Music Director Laureate Grant Llewellyn; Continued Commitment to Women Composers; and a Celebration of 250 Years of Beethoven Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Symphony’s 2020/21 […]
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Through the Lens of a Military Child

Through the Lens - Military Youth
New outreach program targets military youth for artistic expression February – April 2020 Craven Arts Council and Craven County Public Schools are proud to announce the “Through the Lens of a Military Child” program. Military-connected students at Havelock High School and Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School will have the opportunity to work with an author […]
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