ArtZone 2012 in New Bern
We would like to thank everyone who participated in ArtZone 2012.
Galleries, restaurants and retailers in the downtown area hosted unique art exhibits and experiences during Mumfest.
Visitors were encouraged to engage the artists, take pleasure in their creativity in the varied mediums, buy or commission an original piece of artwork or just take the time in the different venues to expand their experience at Mumfest October 12 to 14, 2012.
Beautiful small towns are a magnet for artists and artisans who find inspiration for their work and a relaxed and friendly environment in which to create it. Each year New Bern, an historic town at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers, beckons new artists working in a variety of mediums. Potters, oil and watercolor painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and more have created a rich and increasingly sophisticated artistic community. Musicians, writers and the dramatic arts have complemented and further enhanced the environment.
Our downtown now has many galleries and art studios, live music, active local theatres, festivals and special events year round. Several years of juried sculpture shows sponsored by the Craven Arts Council & Gallery have resulted in a wonderful and diverse collection of outdoor public art as well. The black bear, our “mascot” which derives from our association with Bern, Switzerland, can be seen all around town in different forms.
Visitors and community members are invited to stroll through arts-related venues, previewing new exhibits and enjoying music entertainment and art experiences.
Craven Arts Council & Gallery
Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., 638-2577 Exhibit by Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Artist demonstrations during
Mumfest. Gift shop featuring local
artworks and hand-crafted gifts.
Caroline McGath Newborn
Photography, 329 Middle St., 633-0203
335 Middle St., 637-5469
Local artwork, fine dining, American cuisine
Michaelé Rose Watson
413B Broad St., 626-0120.
Artist studio, by appointment
New Bern Civic Theatre
414 Pollock St., 633-0567
Bear Hands Art Factory & Framing
219 Middle St., 514-2787
Paint parties, art supplies and gifts
MJs Raw Bar & Grille
216 Middle St., 635-6890
Photography by Gail Bisbee
The Four C’s
250 Middle St., 636-3285
Clothing, shoes, gifts and more
New Bern ArtWorks & Company
323 Pollock St., 634-9002. Thousand Egg Art Installation, original art pieces by regional artists and working artist studios
317A Pollock St., 633-4369
Original paintings by Brenda Behr, artwork and gifts by local artists
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill
235 Craven St., 636-2430
The Accidental Artist
219A Craven St., 634-3411
Studio to paint your own pottery
215 Craven St., 638-4261
Hardware, gifts and more
The Next Chapter Bookstore
320 South Front St., 633-5774
Artwork by local artists and books by local authors
Bear Town Market & Beer Garden
402 South Front St., 637-0022
38 Draft beers, live music by
Cold Biscuit Band
New Bern Farmer’s Market
412 South Front St.
Tryon Palace Museum Store
529 South Front St., 639-3534