Upcoming Events

13th Annual Taste of the Albemarle

AoA’s signature event, Taste of the Albemarle, returns for its 13th year at Mariners’ Wharf Park in Downtown Elizabeth City. Enjoy tastings from over 20 area restaurants, children’s activities, plus live entertainment by Out ‘n the Cold!
Tickets $25
$20 AoA members, military & first responders
$10 Students
Kids 6 & under free!
Call 252-338-6455 or stop by AoA to pick up tickets- 516 E. Main St., Downtown Elizabeth City!

Velvet Caravan

Arts of the Albemarle in conjunction with Hoppin’ Johnz is excited to bring Gypsy Jazz to the Maguire Theater. In the spirit of Django Reinhardt the Savannah based Velvet Caravan will have your toes tappin’ and hands clappin’. This is a fun band that you don’t want to miss! Afterwards come by Hoppin’ Johnz and hang out with the band.

Tickets are $25, $20 for AoA members, and $18 for students.

To learn more about the band and listen to their music, visit their website: www.velvetcaravan.com

Third Thursday Jazz Series featuring Jae Sinnett

Thursday, May 18 at 5:30PM

Join us for May’s Third Thursday Jazz Series with Jae Sinnett! This event takes place Thursday, May 18 from 5:30-7PM. This is a FREE Series taking place at AoA, and welcome to all!

Cash bar with beer, wine and refreshments will be available.

This program is generously underwritten by The Elizabeth City Foundation. Additional sponsors include The City of Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, and the Elizabeth City Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Pelican of Imagination Workshop

Sculptor, Carol Willett leads this workshop using recycled/found items. You will be assembling and decorating your own unique Pelican of Imagination.

Cost is $95 for AoA members and $110 Non-Members.
Stop by AoA or give us a call to register – 252.338.6455. *A supply list will be provided at time of registration*

Click here to download the supply list.

Instructor Profile: Carol Willett

Carol is a self-taught sculptor who produces a menagerie of imaginative, whimsical critters known collectively as Creatures of Imagination.  They began appearing at the Dare County Arts Council in 2011 and have now migrated to Wilmington, Elizabeth City and Nags Head.  She is particularly fond of Pelicans and will be bringing several of them to class for show and tell.

Her book, Creatures of Imagination: A Journal of Discovery, details how a British Naturalist (Carol’s alter ego) in 1889 “found” and later sculpted these creatures.  The book – which details over 80 Creatures of Imagination – is