Special Events


Just a Taste of Art by North Carolina Artists

Exhibit Dates:   January 3-29, 2020
Art Submission Period:  Sep. 16-Nov. 16, 2019

All NC artists invited to enter small 2D & 3D art into this unique, juried show, with cash awarded for People’s Choice.

CLICK HERE for details on how to enter, costs, size requirements and more.


Being an artist can sometimes be isolating. Visual artists usually create alone in a studio. Musicians spend countless solitary hours practicing their craft. In an effort to bring artists together to meet each other and hopefully inspire some creative collaborations, the Arts Council has begun holding Artists Meetups throughout the county, specifically for artists to get to know each other, aspire to be better artists through shared creative passions, and improve our community through the arts.

Click here to learn more about our next Artists Meetup.

RePLAY! Murphy Instrument Drive
& RePaint Arts Supplies Drive

Do you have an old violin in your attic collecting dust? Do you have some art supplies that you no longer need?  If so, donate these instruments to the RePlay! Murphy Instrument Drive (a partnership between with the Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills), or to the RePaint Arts Supplies Drive.

Click here to learn more about RePlay!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Join us at Southern Pines’ Downtown Park for great family fund at the 41st annual Autumnfest. Enjoy arts, crafts, entertainment, music, youth activities, kid’s foot races, 1 mile fun run/walk, and a 5K Run!

Click here to learn more about Autumnfest.