Special Events

The Arts Council of Moore County, in partnership with the English Speaking Union-Sandhills Branch, Moore County Schools, Penick Village, Ruth Pauley Lecture Series, Sandhills Community College, and Sunrise Theater, present “Reflections of Africa.” This multi-venue series of programs explores the unique diversity of African culture and wildlife through lectures, films and art exhibits. South African artist Garth Swift, Kenyan naturalist Joseph Koyie, Sandhills artist Jessie Mackay, and Canadian artist Patricia Thomas will conduct a series of innovative presentations and art exhibits that explore the relationships between the African people, cultures of Africa and its wildlife.

All events are free and open to the public except where noted on the Schedule of Events.


Being an artist can sometimes be isolating. Visual artists usually create alone in a studio. Musicians spend countless solitary hours practicing their craft. In an effort to bring artists together to meet each other and hopefully inspire some creative collaborations, the Arts Council has begun holding Artists Meetups throughout the county, specifically for artists to get to know each other, aspire to be better artists through shared creative passions, and improve our community through the arts.

Click here to learn more about our next Artists Meetup.


Do you have an old violin in your attic collecting dust? Is there a flute tucked away in a closet that your child no longer plays?  If so, donate these instruments to the RePlay! Murphy Instrument Drive, a new partnership between the Arts Council of Moore County and Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills.

Click here to learn more about RePlay!

Saturday, October 6, 2019

Join us at Southern Pines’ Downtown Park for great family fund at the 41st annual Autumnfest. Enjoy arts, crafts, entertainment, music, youth activities, kid’s foot races, 1 mile fun run/walk, and a 5K Run!

Click here to learn more about Autumnfest.