Arts impact the local economy:
The typical arts attendee spends $24.60 per person, per event, not including the
cost of admission on items such as meals, parking, and babysitters. Attendees
who live outside the county in which the arts event takes place spend twice as
much as their local counterparts ($39.96 vs. $17.42)—valuable revenue for local
businesses and the community.
Arts of the Albemarle is the leading
provider of cultural events and experiences in northeast North Carolina.
Through annual events, thousands of patrons, and their dollars, are welcomed by
the businesses of Downtown Elizabeth City.
I N V E S T in your
community I N V E S T in the arts!
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A R T I G R A S celebrates 5 years at The
Break out your beads and masks—it's time to
celebrate the five year anniversary of Arts of the Albemarle's home at The
Center. ARTiGras takes place this Saturday at AoA from 7-10:30pm and is sure to
be the event of the year!
The evening will
kick off with a champagne reception in the gallery, featuring a special guest
appearance by The
Center Players. After enjoyiing a New Orleans buffet provided by Kelly's
Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern and a cash bar, kick off your shoes and
cut a rug to the sounds of Society's Best!
A silent auction will also be
offered, inlcuding a moonlight cruise for two on the Pasquotank River, a week's
retreat in a mountain cabin just outside of Asheville, a beach weekend getaway,
and much more.
All corporate tables are sold out, but general admission
tickets are still available. Tickets are $50 and available at AoA - 516 E. Main
Street, or by calling 252.338.6445! Tickets will also be on sale during First
Friday ArtWalk this Friday!
Arts of the Albemarle welcomes S U S A N T O B E Y W H I T
Infuse your inner muse with a shot of vibrant color
and motion with visiting artist Susan Tobey White. White’s visit begins with a Demo Day on
March 10. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., join us in the McGuire Theater at Arts of the
Albemarle for a lively and informative demonstration. Cost for the demo is free
for members, $10 for non-members. It will also be offered free of cost to those
who sign up for the workshop. RSVP for the demo by calling
Beginning March 11, White will conduct a three-day
acrylic workshop, “No Boundaries,” that will include instruction, demonstration
and a chance to express yourself in vivid color. A former elementary art teacher
from Belfast, Maine, White’s work is strongly influenced by the colors and
symbols of children’s art.
Her colorful and expressive series, “Dancing
the Night Away,” invokes a feeling of nostalgia with scenes of impassioned
dancers in crowded halls. As an instructor, White moves her students through
exercises that stimulate and inspire. The workshop takes place March 11-13, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. It will be held in the AOA’s Twiford Room. The cost
is $295. A box lunch will be served. Participants are invited to “Wine on the
River” after the first day of painting, at the home of Joe and Carolyn Peel.
Held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., this soiree will be an opportunity to mingle with the
artist and your fellow participants. On March 13, a mini exhibit of White’s work
and an opening reception will be held at the Arts of the Albemarle’s 516
Gallery. To sign up, or for more information, call (252) 335-6877. The Center
at Arts of the Albemarle, is located at 516 E. Main
E M P T Y B O
W L S of the Albemarle
Arts of the Albemarle is excited to partner with the Food Bank of
the Albemarle for their upcoming event, Empty Bowls of the Albemarle. Based on
an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, the Food Bank of the
Albemarle is excited to bring this event to the Elizabeth City community and add
it to their list of annual fundraisers.
lunchtime event will take place at AoA on Wednesday, March 19th, from 11am - 2pm
in the Maguire Theater and Twiford Room. Lunch will include a choice of
homemade soup donated by local restaurants including Montero's, Cypress Creek,
Island Breeze, Currituck BBQ, and Morrison's Cafeteria, as well as salad,
dessert and a drink.
After lunch, attendees will pick out a handmade bowl to take home as
a reminder of the empty bowls across our region. Several months ago, local art
instructors including John Peel and Mary Ann Mason invited Food Bank
representatives to speak to their art classes and explain the work they do, and
their vision for the event. Students were inspired to be a part of such a
worthy cause, and have been hard a work creating over 300 bowls for the event.
Stop by AoA for a sneak peak of several available bowls, which are showcased as
part of the 3-Dimensional display in the 516 Gallery.
tickets are $15 and are available at AoA or by calling 252.338.6455; the day-of
cost of admission will be $20. Guests may dine in or carry out. Tickets will
also be on sale during First Friday ArtWalk this
J E N K I N S
G A L L E R Y presentsStan Akins
Middle Eastern Rug Show & Bazaar
For the 14th year
in the row, Stan Akins has arrived in Elizabeth City with his Middle Eastern Rug
Show and Bazaar. The show features rugs from throughout the Middle East of all
shapes and sizes at reasonable prices. In addition, home accessories as well as
jewelry, scarves and purses are available. Watch the short video below to learn
how Stan ended up an importer of rugs, and why he considers them an art form. To
learn more about the rug making process and design symbolism, join us for Stan
Akins ArtTalk on Thursday, March 20th from 5-6pm in the Maguire
Theater. Video not showing? Click
Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) is a regional non-profit
arts council (representing Pasquotank, Gates and Camden Counties) located in
Downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina in the recently renovated historical
Lowry-Chesson Building, now called The Center. This world-class facility houses
the Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, a home to over 250 artists, craftsman and
photographers, the AoA School of the Arts, a multi-discipline visual and
performing arts after –school instructional program and the Maguire Theatre, a
State-of-the-Art 224 Seat performance space.
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