Peoples Choice Award

Peoples Choice Award

Vote for People's Choice Award!Vote for your favorite by March 31, 2021 and pick the People's Choice! More than 80 works by nearly 50 area artists are included in the Arts of the Pamlico's 56th Annual Fine Arts Show. The show awards several acknowledgements of gifts...

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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!

Christmases Gone Wrong

Christmases Gone Wrong

Oh No! Where has everyone's Holiday Spirit Gone?! Will Christmas get Canceled this year?! Watch the Arts of the Pamlico's Bubblegum and the Turnage Teen's Theatre to find out!  "Christmases Gone Wrong" was written by Rachel Isaac and Zach Sutton. It was directed by...

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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 County based in its Historic Turnage Theatre in downtown Washington, NC. 


Gallery Hours

Due to the impact of COVID19, we are open on Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 PM with a maximum of 10 people. Masks are required. Find us on Facebook and explore our website to learn more about upcoming activities.


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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.

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The Washington Daily News on BOCO Town Podcasts

COVID19 required the Arts of the Pamlico pivot and recreate access to the arts using technology in many ways. One of those ways is on Arts of the Pamlico’s website and its podcast called BOCO Town.. Read more.

Musicians, Michael Stephenson & Jim Gilliam

Listen in to this BoCo Town episode and learn about the
saxophone and two musicians that have mastered it and many
Michael Stephenson and Jim Gilliam join us on stage at
the Historic Turnage Theatre to share their musical journeys, fun
facts about the instruments they play and how they came together at
Pitt Community College to keep the journey going.

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.

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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

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) is pleased to present Scott Campbell as he performs a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Did you know that the poem we all know and love is actually called "A Visit from St. Nicholas"? First published in 1823 in the Troy, New...

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56th Fine Arts Show

56th Fine Arts Show

Arts of the Pamlico features great artworks from amazing local artists. Interested in a piece you've seen? Email Debra Torrence for purchasing information. You can also help us continue our work with the arts community by making a general donation. Support for our...

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20 in 2020

20 in 2020

The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) is pleased to present its first virtual fashion show from its expansive collection… 20 Designers in 2020. AOP Curator Jeffery Phipps shares the intriguing backgrounds of each piece on display in the Turnage Gallery through January 2021 at...

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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


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Thursday: 1 – 6 PM

Friday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

Sundays – Mondays: closed

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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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