In addition to organizations and groups that are dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the arts, there is never a shortage of exhibits and shows for art lovers to choose from in Moore County.
Artists League of the Sandhills
The Artists League of the Sandhills is a nonprofit organization located in historic downtown Aberdeen. The League provides ongoing classes in a variety of media. Children’s classes also are offered.
In addition, the League offers three-day and weeklong workshops featuring nationally known artists and teachers.
Located in an old storage terminal of the Aberdeen Rockfish Railroad at 129 Exchange St. in historic Aberdeen, the Artists League of the Sandhills’ facility houses 45 artists-in-residence studios, a gallery, two large classrooms and a thriving membership of more than 200.
For information, call (910) 944-3979 or visit the League’s Web site at www.artistleague.org.
Arts Council of Moore County
The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) is a not-for-profit organization celebrating more than 30 years of promoting awareness and appreciation of the arts in Moore County. ACMC offers a wide variety of programs in the performing, visual and literary arts to all Moore County citizens.
The ACMC offices are located in the Campbell House at 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and every third weekend of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m.
For more information, call (910) 692-4356 or visit ACMC’s Web site at www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Art at The Market Place
Enjoy the fine art gallery at Art at The Market Place which features the original paintings of local artists Cele Bryant, Betty DiBartolomeo, Fay Terry and Joan Williams. Located at 2160 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, Art at The Market Place is open Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop in on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and meet the artists at work.
Artist Alley features artwork and fine crafts made exclusively in North Carolina. Located a block from the railroad depot at 167 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines, Artist Alley is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with a First Friday opening each month. For information, call Jean Skipper at (910) 692-6077 or visit www.artistalleync.blogspot.com.
Artists League of the Sandhills
The Artists League of the Sandhills offers gallery showings with changing exhibits. The League’s Exchange Street Gallery is located at 129 Exchange St. in historic Aberdeen. Exhibits are open to the public Monday through Saturday from 12 until 3 p.m. Call (910) 944-3979 for information.
Located at 2212 Midland Rd., Pinehurst, Broadhurst Gallery showcases works by nationally recognized artists. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (910) 295-4817 or visit www.broadhurstgallery. com.
Campbell House Galleries
The Campbell House Galleries, 482 East Connecticut Avenue in Southern Pines, is the home gallery of the Arts Council of Moore County. It provides three spacious exhibit areas and offers paintings and pottery for sale by local artists.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every third weekend of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (910) 692-4356, or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
Central Security Systems Gallery
Located in the new CSI building at 370 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, Central Security Systems Gallery features early works by Joanne Gil Worth from her private collection. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (910) 215-0755.
Gap Creek Candle Company
Gap Creek Candle Company, 116 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, showcases the arts and crafts of the Sandhills, King’s Pottery and Crystal King Pottery of Seagrove, local pineneedle basketry and birdhouses, original paintings and prints by Jeanette Sheehan of Pinehurst, and Gap Creek’s scented candles. Gap Creek is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (910) 695-0029 for information.
Hastings Gallery hosts work by local artists throughout the year. Located in Boyd Library on the campus of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, Hastings Gallery’s fall and spring hours are 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Summer hours are 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (910) 695-3995, (910) 695-3819 or visit www.sandhills.edu.
Hollyhocks Art Gallery
Hollyhocks Art Gallery, located in The Shops At Pinehurst Place, at 905 Linden Road, Pinehurst, next to Elliott’s on Linden, features original artwork by local artists Irene McFarland, Diane Kraudelt, Bob Gera, Paula Montgomery and artist/owner Jane Casnellie. The gallery is open at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, including evenings. For information, call (910) 255-0665 or visit www.janecasnellie.com.
Jewels of Pinehurst
Jewels of Pinehurst is a gallery of fine, handcrafted jewelry designed and crafted by graduate gemologist Patricia Reid. The gallery also features Hearts on Fire diamonds. Located at 7 Market Square, Pinehurst, Jewels of Pinehurst is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (910) 295-2824 for information.
Joy of Art Studio
North Carolina Pottery Center
Opened in 1998 at 233 East Ave., Seagrove, the N.C. Pottery Center’s permanent exhibits trace the history and development of the state’s pottery traditions from the prehistoric Native Americans to the present. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission fee charged. For information, call (336) 873-8430.
Sky Art Gallery
Sky Art Gallery is the home of West 23rd Street Photography. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sky Art Gallery is located at 602 Magnolia Dr., at the entrance to Magnolia Square, Aberdeen. For more information, call (910) 944-9440 or visit www.skyartgallery.com.
Vineland Fine Art Gallery
Vineland Fine Art Gallery, 290 SW Broad St., Southern Pines, features the work of local artists like Harry Neely, Robert Way, Beth E. Roy, Marie Travisano, Kim Sobat, Dedi McHam and Linda Bruening. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 692-9994 for more info or visit online at www.vinelandfineartgallery.com
White Hill Gallery
White Hill Gallery, 407 U.S. 15/501, Carthage, just south of Sanford, offers a variety of pottery, from modern functional wares to petroglyph-design pitfired pots, to whimsical pieces, and to pottery with colors from a rainbow.