Art of the Tattoo: A Living Canvas

Opening Reception:  Friday, September 1, 2017 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Food Trucks On-Site: Market Place, One Nine Drive, & Wildfire Pizza
Free Beverages courtesy of Southern Pines Brewing Co. & Healy Wholesale Co.    

Kids games, coloring stations, and temporary tattoos

Show Dates: September 1-29, 2017
Show Location: Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., So. Pines)
Gallery Hours:  Weekdays | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend Date:  Saturday, September 16 | 2 to 4 p.m.

The Arts Council of Moore County and Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson are excited to present the art exhibit, Art of the Tattoo: A Living Canvas on September 1-29, 2017 at ACMC’s Campbell House Galleries in Southern Pines, NC. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Tattoos have been a part of American culture since the mid-1800s, and in other parts of the world for centuries.Such body art has been a symbol of rebellion and taboo, making it a misunderstood art form. More and more, they are becoming mainstream as a fashion accessory for both men and women. Beyond the skin, tattoos are personal marks for remembrance, unique mementos on human canvas. No matter the motivation, the talent required to render quality tattoo is undeniable.

Using photos by Tim Sayer of Sayer Photography, this art exhibit will showcase some fine examples of tattoos and the stories of the people who have them. In addition, the show will contain artwork by tattoo artists from such tattoo businesses as Valhalla Tattoo & Gallery.

Our Tattoo exhibit will feature a heartwarming children’s book, Tell Me a Tattoo Story, written by Alison McGhee and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.  The father tells his little son the story behind each of his tattoos and together they go on a beautiful journey through their family history.  The book will be for sale during the opening reception and throughout the exhibit.  Thank you to The Country Bookshop for supplying the books!

Whether or not you have tattoos, the Arts Council’s goal is to involve the entire community in a fun and unique art exhibit that everyone can enjoy.


Betsy’s Crepes
The Country Bookshop
John & Catherine Earp

Johnsye White Interior Design
Healy Wholesale Co.
The Market Place Restaurant

Nature’s Own
Nikki Bowman/Realty World Properties of the Pines
One Nine Drive
The Pilot
PineStraw Magazine
Sanford Honda
Sayer Photography
Set in Stone of the Sandhills
Southern Pines Brewing Co.
Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market
Valhalla Tattoo & Gallery
Whistle Stop Press
Wildfire Pizza
The Wine Cellar & Tasting Room