We Have Raised the Vaudeville Theatre Roof!

Watch this video to see images of the incredible Vaudeville theater roof structure project we just completed. You can help preserve this beautiful building and our community arts council with your donation! We are raising the final dollars to pay off the project bill..

View Photos of the Project!

AOP Online

View our amazing art collections.  Find the piece you just have to have, and buy it from the comfort of your home!

Go to our new AOP Online and shop artwork, merchandise, and more!

The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) is a vibrant hub of arts & cultural events & activities for adults and youth serving Eastern North Carolina. It is the state-designated arts council for Beaufort & Washington Counties, based in its Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC.  Join today and live art, give art!


Gallery Hours

The Arts of the Pamlico is open for exhibits and events. The arts council and theatre are currently closed due to COVID 19. Find us on Facebook and explore our website to learn more about upcoming activities!


Theatre Hours

Scroll down or click The Events or Exhibits Calendars for event or rental information & opportunities for artists.


Listen to our Podcasts

BOCO Town Podcast features interviews with all your favorite local artists, performers, musicians, and so many others who help make life in Beaufort County rich in arts and entertainment.

Our latest podcasts are featured here.

You can find our full catalog by clicking the button.

The Washington Daily News on BOCO Town Podcasts

“Arts galleries are shuttered, and the Turnage Theatre marquee is dark. But if you know where to look, there’s plenty of art to be found.
One of those places is on Arts of the Pamlico’s website, in a new podcast called BOCO Town…”

Washington Tourism Development Authority

Erin Ruyle, Executive Director of the Washington Tourism Development Authority (WTDA), and staff members Paula Stephenson and Gabrielle Whitlock, provide an update on tourism in recent turbulent months.

Rather than reporting that Washington’s tourism has been dramatically down, Erin provides a few surprising statistics that can be attributed to the region’s resilience and the TDA’s resourcefulness.

James Jones - Freedom of North Carolina

James Jones discusses his new movie, Freedom of North Carolina, currently in production.

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Washington community comes together amid pandemic

By Latisha Catchatoorian, WRAL Digital Solutions

“As the nation starts to slowly reopen while still remaining cautious about the presence of the coronavirus, towns like Washington, N.C., are navigating their…”

Backstage art by BRAVO! Kids

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Silent Movies in NC - UNCTV Film Clip

The Historic Turnage Theatre is home to a mothballed silent movie & vaudeville theatre. Learn more about the silent movie era in NC at  https://www.unctv.org/blogs/arts/north-carolina-silent-films/

In The News – Blog Posts

Don’t Miss Another Podcast

Don’t Miss Another Podcast

Have you heard of BOCO Town? Arts of the Pamlico's latest creation is a podcast. Usually released once a week, these are a great way to learn more about your favorite artist, musician, performer, and other interesting talent in our area. Listen on the go!Listen to a...

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They're here! Colorful, complex, and cool. We call them arTshirts and you can buy this first-in-a-series T today.We worked with local high school artist Kayla Lilley to create a unique, nostalgic image that would convey the home of the Arts of the Pamlico, the impact...

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What’s Happening to Main Street?

What’s Happening to Main Street?

There's a great deal of activity right at our front door at the Turnage Theatre. It's called the Streetscapes Infrastructure Project and our Historic Downtown will experience an amazing face lift!Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is the organization,...

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23rd Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

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Address: 150 West Main Street
Washington, North Carolina 27889

Phone: 252-946-2504


Tuesday – Wednesday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Thursday: 1 – 6 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

Sundays – Mondays: closed

Plus, Day & Evening for Events

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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