482 E Connecticut Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) created the Fine Arts Festival in 1980 to provide incentive for local artists to improve their technique and a place to showcase and sell their artwork. The festival has since grown into a major exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. The event also includes an art competition where the entries are judged and cash prizes and ribbons are awarded.
2020 FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Artwork Delivery Dates (entry deadline): July 20-24 (10a-4p) & Sat, July 25 (2-4p)
Purchase Awards Preview: Thu., August 6, 2020
Facebook Live Awards Ceremony: Fri., August 7, 2020 at 6p at www.facebook.com/TheArtsCouncil
Exhibition Dates: August 7-28, 2020 (weekdays, 9a-3p) & Sat., August 15 (2-4p)
Art Removal: You may remove your art beginning on Aug. 28, 2020, but it must be picked up by 5p on Sep. 1, 2020, or by prior special arrangement. [NOTE: We are closed on Aug. 29 & 31.]
Application & Guidelines available now…HERE
NOTICE: For the safety of you and our staff, the Arts Council will follow the CDC recommendations and NC mandates. These include daily cleanings of high-touch surfaces; all staff & visitors must wear a face mask/covering while in the galleries (masks available @ $1); social distance while moving through the galleries; free hand sanitizer available in lobby; all staff offices closed to the public; and a limit of 36 people (12 per 1,000 square feet) in the galleries. The Arts Council asks everyone to be respectful of these requirements, and though inconvenient, they are in place to protect us all.