“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  ~ Saint Augustine

We invite you to experience the Arts Council’s ARTours–arts-oriented trips designed to enrich your appreciation of familiar places and expand your knowledge of remote locations. Enjoy special museum visits, attend acclaimed musical and theatrical performances, visit artists’ homes and studios, and enjoy points of cultural interest and unique experiences as you share the companionship of fellow Arts Council of Moore County members.

Our ARTours travelers recently returned from an AMAZING trip to New Zealand! From holding kiwis (the animal kind) to eating at fine restaurants to taking in the breathtaking scenery. It was a trip of a lifetime. We would love for you to join us on a future tour!

Arts Council members save a lot on our ARTours.  So, Join Now!

Upcoming Art Tours


May 24-28, 2019

Celebrating 43 years, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by world renowned artists, as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and music. Set against the backdrop of historic Charleston’s shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown, Spoleto makes for a truly unique experience.

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June 18 – July 1, 2019

Doonagore Castle in Ireland’s County Clare

Delve beyond the sheep-dotted green landscapes to the cities and villages that span this beautiful magical land, all the way from Dublin to Belfast with ACMC and Go Ahead Tours. Mingle with Dubliners in traditional pubs, pick up a souvenir in Waterford, drive along the Ring of Kerry, and walk across Giant’s Causeway. This small-group tour is full, yet well-paced, showcasing Ireland’s many charms, both old and new. Explore with us…

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September 15-25, 2019

Experience the American West, from Denver to Phoenix. Visit world-class art museums and National Parks, enjoy spectacular scenery, explore unique geological sites and learn about Native Americans culture and way of life. In Durango walk the same streets that cowboys and outlaws walked in the Wild West, and relive history with a journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Do this and more as you rediscover the American West.

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October 31 – November 9, 2019

Experience the thrill of being on Safari in Kenya that will captivate your heart and stir your soul. Designed by Akorn Destination Management, experience a classic and authentic African safari. It is said that if you visit Kenya, you will never shake the dust from your shoes; there is a magic there. Africa changes you!

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Important information for all ARTours:  You should be in good physical condition to fully enjoy our tours. The Arts Council cannot provide individual assistance during the tours and therefore reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a tour who has a physical condition that could create a hazard to him/herself or could impact the enjoyment of other travelers on the tour.

Cancellation Policy: 35% of the total cost will be withheld for cancellation after the “Register by” date on ALL ARTours. NO refunds will be made after advertised “Final payment” date unless substitute traveler is found—at which time transfer fees, if applicable, will be withheld. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended.

If you are interested in joining any of these ARTours, please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or via Email.