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.
ARTOUR TO CHICAGO
July 16-19, 2013 — This ARTour has a waiting list!
Chicago! The Windy City! Second City! Chi City! Known by various nicknames, this quintessential American city is the cultural center of the Midwest…home to one of the nation’s top art institutions, a world class eating destination, the tallest building in America, a great skyline, not to mention 26 miles of lakefront along stunning Lake Michigan. There really is no place like Chicago. Join the Arts Council and explore some of the wonders that make this city second to none. CLICK HERE to see the flyer on this ARTour.
THE WONDERS OF GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE
August 24-September 2, 2013 — This ARTour has a waiting list!
This small group tour takes us to the heart of the American West with its awe-inspiring canyons, gurgling mud pots, towering geysers, majestic mountains and wide-open spaces. We are escorted by our highly regarded guide, Peter Sinclaire, who has led the Arts Council on numerous ARTours of New Mexico. Starting in Salt Lake City, we continue to the jagged granite peaks of the Grand Tetons and then on to the natural treasures of Yellowstone before spending 2 nights at Bill Cody Ranch, “a rustic summer resort with old time western atmosphere” located in the Absaroka Range of the Rocky Mountains. In the town of Cody, we view art of the American West by renowned artists at the Whitney Museum and attend a real Wild-West Rodeo. CLICK HERE to see the flyer on this ARTour.
ARTour to COSTA RICA
January 13-24, 2014
Join the Arts Council and Odysseys Unlimited for a winter getaway to Costa Rica. Explore this small nation’s four distinct regions: the cloud forest, rain forest, Central Valley, and Pacific coast. Enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration of Costa Rica’s beautiful natural resources. CLICK HERE to see the flyer on this ARTour.
YO-YO MA IN CONCERT
December 8, 2013 – Meymandi Hall, Raleigh
Don’t miss this special event as Yo-Yo Ma takes center stage with the NC Symphony and music director Grant Llewellyn to favor the North Carolina audience with artistry at the highest level. CLICK HERE to see the flyer on this ARTour.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
February 18, 2014 – Durham Performing Arts Center
From South Park Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. [Content Advisory: The show contains explicit language and is specifically geared for adults and may be unsuitable for children under 17.] CLICK HERE to see the flyer on this ARTour.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL ARTours
Note 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 or herself or could impact the enjoyment of other travelers on the trip.
ARTour Cancellation Policy: 35% of the total cost will be withheld for cancellation after registration deadline on ALL ARTours. NO refunds are made after advertised full payment deadline unless substitute traveler is found—at which time transfer fees, if applicable, will be withheld. Trip cancellation insurance is available on request.
If you are interested in joining any of these ARTours, please contact Katherine MacRae.