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 members.

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

Our ARTours travelers enjoyed 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 ARTour!

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March 10-12, 2023
Charleston, South Carolina

Join the Arts Council for the 2023 Charleston Heritage Symposium scheduled in Charleston, a historic South Carolina seaport renowned for its landmark buildings, magnificent homes, and gracious hospitality. The theme of this year’s Symposium program is “Charleston – Convergence of Cultures.”

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*New Dates & Prices*

An Oasis of American Art & Architecture

April 27-May 1, 2023

With the unveiling of the spectacular Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011, Arkansas suddenly hit the map for culture lovers around the US. Its excellent art collection built by Walmart heiress, Alice Walton, and its dynamic architecture by Moshe Safdie immediately made it one of the most important museums opened in America in the last 50 years. This one-of-a-kind tour introduces travelers to artistic and architectural masterpieces spread throughout northwest Arkansas.

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May 26-29, 2023

Spoleto Festival USA transforms Charleston, SC into a global arts epicenter. Drawing dynamic & accomplished artists from around the world and set against the backdrop of Charleston’s shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown, Spoleto is truly a unique experience.

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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 one of our ARTours, please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or via Email.