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

T-TH 1 – 6 PM, FRI 11 AM – 6 PM & SAT 11 AM – 4 PM



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Historic Vaudeville Entrance

at the Turnage Theatre

Be sure to visit us at 150 W. Main Street in Downtown Washington, NC to learn about our historic Vaudeville theatre.

We’ve restored the original entrance and we’re displaying the theatre’s story on the doors.

The arts council’s calendar is jam-packed each month with everything from acting camps to professional acts, music workshops to concerts and festivals, a plethora of art classes to a variety of exhibitions.”

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Deborah Griffin

- Staff Writer, The Daily Reflector

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Artwalk in Downtown Washington

Artwalk in Downtown Washington

Join us in Downtown Washington for the September 2019 Art Walk from 6 - 8 PM.  Giveaways, meet the artists, music & more at 10 Art Stops in downtown Washington.

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Pickin on the Pungo

Pickin on the Pungo

Save the Date! Arts of the Pamlico & the Belhaven Chamber of Commerce present Pickin on the Pungo January 25, 2020 1st Annual Bluegrass Festival Wilkinson Center, Belhaven NC Tickets available soon!

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Arts Enrichment Program Underway

Arts Enrichment Program Underway

Shown in the photo above,  Jonathan Chavez teaches about synthesizers. BRAVO! The Arts of the Pamlico kicked off its new arts  enrichment program, BRAVO!, available to youth between 3 and 6 PM Monday through Friday for $50 a week including a healthy snack.It’s a...

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Address: 150 West Main St.
Washington, North Carolina 27889

Phone: 252-946-2504


Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 6 PM

Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 11am – 4pm

Sundays, Days & Evenings 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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