Cultural Arts in Beaufort, NC

The cultural arts scene in Beaufort, NC, is very active and the home of many art studios and a music festival.  This city by the sea inspires many an artist with its outstanding scenery.

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Museums, Performance Halls and Organizations

American Music Festival Beaufort Cultural Arts
P.O. Box 1099
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7876

November 2020 - April 2021  The American Music Festival is a non-profit chamber music series featuring concerts performed from September through April. The series is supported by subscription ticket purchase, grants, donations and donor sponsorships and is managed by a volunteer board of directors. Donations to the fund further promote music with...more about American Music Festival

North Carolina Maritime Museum Beaufort Cultural Arts
315 Front St.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 504-7740

The North Carolina Maritime Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret all aspects of the state's rich maritime heritage through educational exhibits, programs, and field trips. Its exhibits and programming focus on North Carolina's maritime history and coastal natural history.

The 18,000-square-foot building is constructed of wood, and some of its design...more about North Carolina Maritime Museum

What began in 1978 as a small group of professionally oriented artists seeking an outlet for their work has grown into a juried, professional art group. The coalition conducts four major shows each year. Three outdoor shows take place on the Beaufort Historic Site over Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July...more about Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition

1574 Harkers Island Rd.
Straits, NC
(252) 838-8818

Born from an idea of seven decoy carvers in 1987, the Core Sound Carvers Guild now has a large membership of active decoy carvers, collectors, breeders, taxidermists and waterfowl artists in more than 25 states. The Core Sound Decoy Festival (see our Annual Events chapter) in December on Harkers Island is...more about Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild

This energetic group of quilters meets each month on the third Thursday to exchange ideas and learn from presenters. Meetings take place at Shepherd of the Sea Luthern Church in Atlantic Beach. The guild is made up of members who enjoy quilting by traditional and modern methods, including hand piecing, machine...more about Crystal Coast Quilter's Guild

New Bern, Atlantic Beach,
and Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 633-6444

January - March 2021 Festival Events have been cancelled due to Covid  Folk music comes from the heart and soul of any locale, and its listeners are sometimes travelers with an ear cant to the sea. Between January and March, each month brings a concert to the Crystal Coast. Organized and sponsored...more about Down East FolkArts Society

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