“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  ~ Saint Augustine

We invite you to experience the Arts Council’s ARTours–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.

Our ARTours travelers recently 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!

Arts Council members save a lot on our ARTours.  So, Join Now!

Upcoming Art Tour


September 15-25, 2019

Experience the American West, from Denver to Phoenix. Visit world-class art museums and National Parks, enjoy spectacular scenery, explore unique geological sites and learn about Native Americans culture and way of life. In Durango walk the same streets that cowboys and outlaws walked in the Wild West, and relive history with a journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Do this and more as you rediscover the American West.

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October 31 – November 9, 2019

Experience the thrill of being on Safari in Kenya that will captivate your heart and stir your soul. Designed by Akorn Destination Management, experience a classic and authentic African safari. It is said that if you visit Kenya, you will never shake the dust from your shoes; there is a magic there. Africa changes you!

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December 5-9, 2019

* * This ARTour is full * *

Don’t miss the holiday lights, endless shopping, fabulous shows, and abundant splender that only New York City can offer. This ARTour includes three Broadway shows, accommodations at the historic Warwick Hotel, and plenty of leisure time to explore on your own.

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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 via Email.