River Art Exhibit Competition Call for Artists

Opens Aug 23!

Artists (adult and youth & groups) who live or work or have visited Eastern NC are eligible to showcase art created from or illustrate river trash, river clean up or a solution to preventing trash in the Pamlico River.

Download prospectus below.

Artist Opportunities

Hands On Art Festival



11 AM – 3 PM

Festival Park, Washington NC

Photography Show Reception

AOP’s Annual Photography Show Artist & Member reception & awards presentation will be held on

August 3 from 5:30 – 7 PM.

Not a member, join online or at Arts of the Pamlico.


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Serendipity: T.L. Bell


View the works of Terri Bell in the Art Cafe’ all month long.

Pamlico Sounds Series

Free, Live Performance Series with local & regional talent.

August 18 – BCTMA kicks off the night at 6:00 PM. I.C. Comedy is on at 7:30 PM when concessions open. Marye Amanda will be on the big stage tonight at 8:30 PM.

Beverages, popcorn and snacks sold.

Suggested donation of $5.

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Marquee on Main Film Festival

This three-day festival will be held at the Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, North Carolina. Opening September 15th at 7 PM with the winning Best Overall film. Festival includes films by independent producers from across the country and internationally and NC student films. Judging of over 100 films is now underway. 

Buy weekend pass for $5 below.

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night launches September 29, 2017!


Open Mic Night provides opportunities for artists to perform 5 minute blocks in the Historic Turnage Theatre Gallery. Family friendly performances from 7 – 9 PM. Adult only 9 PM – 10 PM.

Artists may sign up for one or two 5 minute slots. Artist sign up online at http://signup.com/go/CxiyApA or at the theatre.

Free event for artists and patrons. Donations requested to support ongoing offerings of this free community event.

Artist Sign Up

Frank Sinatra Tribute

“It Was a Very Good Year” A Tribute to Frank Sinatra Starring Tony Sands will be performed at the Historic Turnage Theatre on September 2 at 3 and 7:30 PM. Tickets on sale now.


Embers Holiday Concert



Join us for the Embers Holiday Concert on December 22 at 7 PM.

Concessions, wine and beer for sale before and during intermission.

Tickets on sale now – $22 in person or $25 by credit card or PayPal.

Kids Summer Camps 2017

Half Day and Full Day Programs for Kids


More Information

Download “Brick by Brick” Order Form HERE

Download “Brick by Brick” Order Form HERE


Calling all photographers! 

AOP’s Annual Photography Art Exhibit submissions, ready to hang, will be accepted from July 12 – July 18 at the Turnage Theater during operating hours.
All forms of photography accepted from local, regional and NC artists. Up to two entries per artist.
Fees are $20 for up to two entries for members, $25 for up to two entries for non-members. Two entries maximum per artist.  Commission is set at 30% per saleSubmissions accepted at the Turnage Theatre from July 12 – 18, 2017.
Opening reception August 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM for artists, AOP members and invited guests.
Works will be displayed in the Turnage Gallery from August 2 – September 2, 2017.

Pamlico Sounds

Free Music Fridays!


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Phone: 252-946-2504


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Sunday 12 – 4pm

Arts of the Pamlico @ Historic Turnage Theatre

We’re just one block from the Washington Waterfront.

Come by boat and dock at the Waterfront! We are just a short walk to dinner and an event at the Turnage Theatre.

There is also plenty of parking behind the Theatre.


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