Craven Arts Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNorth Carolina
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival New Bern, North Carolina, USA
Festival Contact Information

Carol Tokarski, Executive Director
Craven Arts Council and Gallery Inc.
317 Middle Street, (or P.O. Box 596)
New Bern, NC 28563 USA
Phone: +01 252-638-2577

Festival Description

An arts extravaganza with a family-friendly flair located on the waterfront in historic New Bern, North Carolina, the state’s first capital and birthplace of Pepsi Cola. The arts festival features arts & crafts booths where festival-goers can view and purchase original jewelry, painting, photography, furniture, pottery, and more. There will be performances, in music and drama, as well as children’s activities. These include interactive performance and crafts; community stage; live demonstrations; special workshops for artists on making art and making it in the profession.

Festival Dates September 23 - 25, 2011
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Practical Info:

Venue 2011:
  • Riverfront Convention Center
    • 203 South Front Street
      New Bern, North Carolina
  • Hours
    • Friday – 6:00pm to 10:00pm (Preview Party)
    • Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Most activities free
  • Fee charged for artist workshops
  • The Preview Party on Friday evening is a ticketed event
  • The festival is for ages — child through adult.
Participant artist guidelines:
  • Sixty-four booth spaces available
  • Application must be postmarked by July 30, 2011
  • Complete prospectus available at
  • Send to or deliver in person to:
    • Craven Arts Council and Gallery Inc.
      317 Middle Street, (or P.O. Box 596)
      New Bern, NC 28563 USA
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