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

Our ARTours travelers just 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!



If you are interested in joining our ARTours,
please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or katherine [at]

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December 7-10, 2017

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The holiday lights, the decorations, the shows, and much, much more…It can only be New York City at Christmas! But this trip is extra special with three musicals, including Hello Dolly starring Bette MidlerWar Paint starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole. Come travel with the Arts Council and discover why New York is always a good idea!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists.  His stage presence has brought him universal acclaim.  Recently appointed music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Mariner formed the orchestra in 1958.  Program includes: Mendelsohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.21; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, Joshua Bell violin; and Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, “Pastorale.

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March 27 to April 8, 2018

Discover all that exotic Morocco has to offer on this private small group ARTour with the Arts Council of Moore County and Experience It Tours.  Traveling from the historic cities in the north to the mysterious desert we’ll experience its mix of Arabic and European cultures as we explore the ancient cities of Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Casablanca and Marrakech and spend a night under the desert sky in a Berber tent.  Accommodations 4 & 5-star Riads or boutique hotels, including Berber tent.

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June 2-11
, 2018

“Art” and France are inextricably intertwined. On this Tauck tour to Cannes, Provence, and Paris, we explore the artistic and cultural fabric of the country. See the magnificent locales in the south of France that inspired artists such as Van Gogh and Cezanne. Then we visit Paris, home to many of their great works—and most notably, a work of art itself! There’s no better way to experience France’s many charms in one week than on this small group tour with the Arts Council and Tauck!

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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 katherine [at]