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!

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



October 3-6, 2023

Join the Arts Council to the “City that never sleeps”…”The Big Apple”…New York City!

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Explore Rome, Florence, & the
Umbrian & Tuscan Countryside

April 11–23, 2024

Join the Arts Council & Collette Tours on this small-group journey through Italy’s roads less traveled, discovering endless treasures from Rome to Umbria to Tuscany, while taking in marvels of food, wine, culture, & history along the way.

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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.