Exhibit in one of our galleries!


Submit your artwork as part of a show!


Enter AOP’s Main on Marquee annual Film Festival showcasing NC film makers and films about NC



The Arts of the Pamlico rents gallery spaces at a low cost to support artists showing and selling their work.

Opening receptions generally occur within the first week of the show.

AOP retains a 30% commission for AOP Artist Members and 40% for non-AOP Artist Members on all pieces sold.

Click here to become an Artist Member.

Contact Thad at to learn more and reserve the space in this prime downtown location.

Public Art & AOP Projects

AOP partners with artists and art groups to increase access to the arts and cultural events in Beaufort and Washington counties.

In 2009, the City installed artistically painted crab sculptures in downtown and across the City. You can find a bunch hanging out on the waterfront in Crab Park!

In 2016, AOP created two public art installations in partnership with the City of Washington and local artist Mary Alice Johnston to create a metal school of Merry Mullet and a field of metal tulips which hang in Harris Alley and on the back side of the Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington.

In Belhaven, a mural was added to the side of the Attic Life shop’s building on Pamlico Street.

In 2017,  AOP teamed up with local artists and Sound Rivers and Potash Corp to turn river trash cleanup into art. The exhibit combined works from local artists with UNCW’s Plastic Ocean Art social art exhibit to raise awareness about the importance of our waterways.

In 2018, AOP supported a volunteer in creating a rainbow fence on the back of its Historic Turnage Theatre.

In 2019, AOP installed a mural of Starry, Starry Night by Karyn Drum on the back of the Historic Turnage Theatre. 

Plans are underway to create outdoor murals to hang on the sides of buildings in Washington.

Do you have ideas for public art? Contact Debra at with your ideas for public art.

24th Annual East Carolina Wildlife Festival 

Exhibitor applications are now open, closing September 15, 2019. Contact Thad Aley at for an application. Booth fees are $100 regular & $150 corner booth at the Washington NC Civic Center.

Sponsorships now available for festival & competitions. Please contact Debra Torrence at

Featured Artist has been selected: Colleen Knight.


Be part of AOP’s annual outdoor Hands On Arts Festival. Held annually on the last Saturday in September in downtown Washington. Click here for details. Contact Thad with questions at

Creation Station Backstage at the Historic Turnage Theatre: AOP provides now offers creative community spaces to create art, offer an art workshop and more in its backstage Creation Station.Stop by and check out the Print Shoppe, the Pottery Studio & The Sewing Shoppe. Contact us to learn more about using and/or renting the space for your next workshop or party!

Art & Drawing Lessons: 

  • Pat Boyd – 252-927-4588
  • Carol Mann – 252-495-3141



Be part of AOP’s annual Children’s Holiday Shop at the Historic Turnage Theatre. Held annually on the first Saturday in December. Contact Thad at

Art Affiliates & Partners 

Arts of the Pamlico works with many artists and art groups to support access to the arts. Click to read more about some of our art partners and affiliates.

Click here to view a map of the Harbor District Arts Galleries & Shops!