Welcome to the Arts Council of Moore County’s ARTours, a selection of travel programs, custom-designed for Arts Council members. We invite you to experience our tradition of 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.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
~ Saint Augustine
If you are interested in joining our ARTours,
please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or katherine [at] mooreart.org.
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ITZHAK PERLMAN & NC SYMPHONY
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Meymandi Hall, Raleigh
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
May 27-31, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina
Celebrating its 40th year, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by world re-nowned artists, as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music. Set against the backdrop of historic Charleston’s sophisticated shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown, Spoleto makes for a truly unique experience.
It’s been described as surreal, not just for its lunar-like landscapes–glaciers, lava fields, thermal lagoons and mountain ringed fjords–but also for the locals who live there. Arctic tern, comical puffins, sea parrots, Icelandic horses, the elusive Arctic fox, whales of all colors and the Icelanders, whose maritime heritage dates back to the days of the Vikings. This tour, operated by Tauck, embarks the sleek yacht, L’Austral, which outside-facing accommodations promise memorable views of Iceland’s mystical landscapes. This once in a lifetime journey begins in Reykjavik and includes Grundarfjör?ur, the tiny island of Grimsey, Akureyri, Westman Islands, the “Golden Circle” and the Blue Lagoon.
NEW MEXICO: Land of Enchantment
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Our adventure in the “Land of Enchantment” begins in the Mesilla Valley where we get a true taste of Old New Mexico. Traveling north we discover the State’s natural splendor and its thriving cultural centers, soaking up the distinctive cuisine and the impressive fine arts scenes as we explore Ruidoso, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Visit ancient Pueblo ruins at Bandelier National Monument and learn about local weavers in Chimayo. Prepare to be “enchanted”!
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 katherine [at] mooreart.org.