COVID-19 Updates

April 22, 2020

Dear Arts Council Patrons,

Please accept my deepest gratitude to everyone who has renewed or become an Arts Council member and/or given an extra donation to help us survive this difficult time. This community’s generosity has been incredible.

Following our local and state directives, the Arts Council offices and galleries at Campbell House continue to be temporarily closed. Our staff is working from home and we check our messages and emails frequently.  If you need information on any of our programs & their schedules, first visit our online Calendar of Events, as we update this as needed. If you have an urgent matter, please call Chris Dunn at 910-528-7817.

Until we are able to welcome you to our art galleries, concerts, lectures and events again, please stay safe and healthy. We are all looking forward to enjoying the arts again.

For the Arts,
Chris Dunn
Executive Director


March 20, 2020

Dear Arts Council Patrons,

As of today, the Arts Council offices and galleries at Campbell House will be temporarily closed to visitors due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Our staff will be working from home and will be checking our messages and emails frequently.  If you need information on any of our programs & their schedules, please visit our online Calendar of Events, as we will update this as needed. If you have an immediate need to reach someone, please call Chris Dunn at 910-528-7817.

If you are missing some art in your life, CLICK HERE to enjoy a virtual tour of our current exhibit, the 24th annual Young People’s Fine Arts Festival, which features over 300 works of art by Moore County students in grades K-12.

Stay safe and healthy and remember to support your local businesses and nonprofits. Together, we can all get through this.

For the Arts,
Chris Dunn
Executive Director


March 18, 2020

Dear Arts Council Patrons,

As you know, things are changing quickly as we all try to get ahead of and stay away from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Below is an update on more Arts Council items that may affect you for the next few weeks:

CAMPBELL HOUSE CLOSED – By order of the Town of Southern Pines, the Campbell House and all Town facilities will be closed until March 27. While you cannot visit our galleries, you can reach the Arts Council staff by calling 910-692-2787 or emailing us using the email messages on the Contact page on our website.

APRIL EXHIBIT RESCHEDULED – Our April exhibit, PALUSTRIS:  Celebrating Longleaf Through the Arts, has been rescheduled to April, 2022. If we are allowed to open the galleries after March 27, we plan to keep on view our Young People’s Fine Arts Festival, which features over 300 works of art by Moore County students in grades K-12.

CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES CONCERT POSTPONED – The April 6 concert by Ensemble Mélange at the Sunrise Theater featuring  has been postponed. We are working to reschedule the concert, so please keep your tickets. When we have a new date, we will call all ticket holders an go over all your options.

To stay up to date on the Arts Council’s events, check our Calendar of Events.  Thank you for understanding and please stay well. If you are interested in helping the Arts Council during this uncertain time, please use the form below to donate safely online.

For the Arts,
Chris Dunn
Executive Director


March 16, 2020

Dear Arts Council Patrons,

On Friday, Governor Cooper issued an executive order that limits all public gatherings of 100 or more people, and the CDC is advising against gatherings of 50 or more people.

In accordance with this mandate, we have postponed the first lecture in our Fine Arts Lecture Series that was slated for tomorrow afternoon (March 17) and are currently working to reschedule the lecture within the next month. Once we do, ticket buyers can either transfer their tickets to the new date, receive a refund or turn their tickets into a donation to the Arts Council.

Campbell House Galleries will remain open during normal business hours but this is subject to change at any time. While the April exhibit will be open for viewing, we have canceled the April 3 opening reception and the Party for the Pine After-Party.  Check out our Calendar of Events for more up-to-date information.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you well. If you did not buy tickets to one of these events, but are still interested in supporting the Arts Council during this troubling time, use the form below to donate safely online.

For the Arts,
Chris Dunn
Executive Director