“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 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 tour!

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


North Carolina Symphony
with Renee Fleming & Grant Llewellyn

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Together againdon’t miss this very special onenightonly event with Renée Fleming and your NC Symphony under the baton of Grant Llewellyn.

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June 6-10, 2022

Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by world renowned artists, as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and music. Set against the backdrop of historic Charleston’s shops, restaurants, and uniquely preserved historic downtown, Spoleto makes for a truly unique experience.

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July 4 – 15, 2022

Time stands still in the Canadian Maritimes, preserving a way of life that honors the land and sea, and a cultural mix of early French, Irish, Scottish, and English influences. This 11-day journey by Tauck takes you to some of the most scenic – yet remote – destinations in Canada, such as Halifax, Lunenburg and Prince Edward Island. Experience the history, heritage, ecology, wildlife, and a way of life that has been unchanged for centuries.

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Frank Weston Benson’s “Sunlight” (1909)

American Painters in France

July 28-29, 2022
Richmond, Virginia

Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France examines the rich variety and complexity of American painting in the advent of modernism, as French avant-garde philosophies and styles melded with American individualism. Assembled from international collections, the show features over 100 paintings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Frank Weston Benson, Theodore Robinson, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and many others. This ARTour also includes visits to The Poe Museum, ART WORKS Richmond, and accommodations at The Jefferson Hotel.

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Land of Enchantment

September 30 – October 7, 2022

Step back in time to the Land of Enchantment: New Mexico! Explore Pueblo culture at Taos Pueblo, enjoy a raft trip down the Rio Grande, stroll through the spirited landscapes of Ghost Ranch, gaze at the vibrant works of Georgia O’Keeffe, and much more. It’s New Mexico at its magical best!

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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.