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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May 26-30, 2017
Charleston, SC

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, as well as 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.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Charlotte, NC

Enjoy two exhibits at one of North Carolina’s best art museums, The Mint Museum in Charlotte. The exhibits include, The Wyeths: Three Generations (provides a window into the careers of five of the Wyeth family’s artists) and State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (a nationwide survey of contemporary American art from every region of the country).

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August 23-September 1, 2017

This Tauck tour explores four distinctly different capital cities in eastern Canada—Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City—each with its own unique personality and cultural background. Enjoy multiple-night stays at landmark hotels, time to explore what makes each city special, a private tour of the Royal Ontario Museum with reception & dinner, a luncheon cruise along the St. Lawrence River, and more during this incredible 10-day trip.

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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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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]