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

Tuesday – Thursday 1 – 6 PM

Friday 11 AM – 6 PM

Saturday 11 – 4 PM


Theatre Hours

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

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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.

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BOCO Town Newsletter

Your complete guide to Beaufort County’s events and activities.


Free Concert Series

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Toga Party!

Don’t miss this fun AOP fundraiser night under the lights in the outdoor tent at the Pamlico House B&B.

Sponsored by Abbott Tunstall.

News Blog Archives

Arts of the Pamlico / Turnage Theatre

are making news every week.

In The News

City Council Supports Roof Campaign

 Arts of the Pamlico Executive Director, Debra Torrence appealed to Washington City Council for support toward its urgent need for roof repairs. Read the full article in Washington Daily News:

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Artist Donates Paintings

Proceeds from several of artist Karyn Drum's paintings that are currently on display will go toward the Turnage Theatre's "Raise the Roof" campaign.Read the full article in Washington Daily News Article will open in a new window:

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Art Beat – Week of April 15 2019

In this week's issue:   Easter Parade, Saturday, April 20 I.C. Improv - Saturday evening New! Sunday in the Park concert series beginning May 5th          and so much more... Your Art Beat Newsletter will open in a new...

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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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