Cultural Arts in Oriental/Pamlico County, NC

The cultural arts palate of Oriental, NC and Pamlico County is one mixed with an active theatre troupe, music, crafts, pottery and painting. There are spring and fall concerts; the Friday Flicks in The Old Theater and the local Repertory Theater Group, along with the fine arts series keep locals and visitors coming back every month. Local shows celebrating town or area history, festivals in praise of fish and fossils, the Pamlico Chorale entertaining several times each year, and various art shows fill county calendars. Traditional culture is on display and for sale in many restaurants, galleries and shops offering paintings, photographs, pottery and local crafts.

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Music

Cary, NC
(252) 637-1551

The 69-member North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with a mission to bring full orchestral concerts to school children and residents throughout the state. Of their 175 annual concerts, more than half are performed outside the Raleigh area, 45 in schools for upwards of 50,000 children. The North Carolina...more about North Carolina Symphony

Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-3670

Pamlico Musical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sponsoring professional concerts in Pamlico County and to presenting professional musicians in the schools. Single performance or full season (September 2012 - April 2013) tickets are available online at the society website and at various local stores. Concerts take place, most often...more about Pamlico Musical Society

Theater

The Old Theater
806 Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571

Children's Theater Workshop, will present its 19th year at The Old Theater in Oriental, with summer workshops for students who have completed grades 1 though 12. Children from throughout the county are transported to Oriental, and grandchildren plan to visit Oriental residents during workshop dates every summer for two separate two-week...more about Children's Theater Workshop

Art Galleries

The Village Gallery Oriental/Pamlico County Cultural Arts
300 Hodges St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-0300

On the picturesque Oriental Village waterfront, The Village Gallery, a cooperative effort of 20 local artists, offers a wide range of artistic styles and media. Chairs on the porch enhance visitor opportunities to talk with the artists, who staff the business and provide the paintings, turned wood, photography, jewelry, pottery and...more about The Village Gallery

107 S. Water St.
Bayboro, NC 28515
(618) 973-0226

Hidden away on the beautiful Bay River in Bayboro, Candace Young has been making one-of-a-kind stoneware and Raku pottery since 1981. Specializing in carved and pierced garden lanterns and lamps, Candace has designed clay tools to create exciting textures and shapes evocative of the natural environment of eastern North Carolina. She holds...more about Bay River Pottery

301 Broad St.
Oriental, NC 28571
(252) 249-1004

Watercolorist Elizabeth Harris, determined to capture all she can of the rapidly disappearing scenes of the working waterfront of eastern North Carolina paints boats, harbors and fish houses with precise authentic detail, clear colors and reflective mood. Down East Canvas and Gallery, at the foot of the bridge in Oriental, showcases...more about Down East Canvas and Gallery

Crafts

107 S. Water St.
Bayboro, NC 28515
(618) 973-0226

Hidden away on the beautiful Bay River in Bayboro, Candace Young has been making one-of-a-kind stoneware and Raku pottery since 1981. Specializing in carved and pierced garden lanterns and lamps, Candace has designed clay tools to create exciting textures and shapes evocative of the natural environment of eastern North Carolina. She holds...more about Bay River Pottery

 
 
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