Performing Arts

Annual Paint Out Canceled due to unfavorable weather forecast for this weekend.

Sadly, we are cancelling this show. The weather forecast for this weekend shows a tropical storm headed our way. The artists (some coming in from a distance) will not be able to paint outside. The Sunday show was also to be outside on the Veranda at the Trading Post. 

Thank you to the artists who were planning to participate and to the Trading Post for planning to host us on Sunday.


Sunday, Oct. 20, 12 – 5pm at the Trading Post, Emerald Isle

Artists will be in our area painting their visions of our beautiful part of the country Oct. 18 – 20. Come see the results on Sunday afternoon at the Trading Post, 8302 Emerald Dr., Emerald Isle, NC.  (Free!)

Flyer for Annual Paint Out

Ukulele Workshop with Captain Andulele
(AKA Andy Karg of 2gether Productions)
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 – 4pm at Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main St Ext, Swansboro

$25 – Register online here; Pay at workshop

  • Two hour course for beginners and uke enthusiasts 

  • Includes a free CD of ukulele music, plus appetizers

We’ll go over techniques and music that will send you down the road a pickin’ and a grinnin’!

(We have some ukuleles to use for this workshop but please bring your own if you have one.)
Ukulele Workshop flyer


Andy & Kathryn Karg
Sunday, Nov. 10, 3pm at Assembly Room/Old Town Hall, 502 Church St, Swansboro

Christmas music by this incredible duo from Minnesota and a sneak preview of the Nutcracker Ballet from Swansboro Dance Studio.

Tickets will be available online or at Swansboro Chamber of Commerce, Swansboro Recreation Center, or Emerald Isle Wine Market.

$10/member and $15/non-member. Free for children under 12.

flyer for Karg show

Annual Christmas Bingo
Sunday, Dec. 8, 3pm at Swansboro Town Hall, 601 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro

Annual fun fundrasier with DJ Deaf Ears. Doors open at 2:30pm; games start at 3pm. $25/person – pay at the door. (Sorry, kids can’t play.)

Christmas Bingo

Trio Art Show
Saturday, Jan. 25, 6pm at Bogue Sound Distillery, 108 Bogue Commercial Dr, Newport

Artists Irene Bailey Wells, Phil Shivar and Deb Covington display their creations while David Robinson serenades us on his saxophone.  (Free event!)

Stay tuned for one big event!
Feb. or Mar.

Wreath Making with GG
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2pm at Saltwater Grill, 99 W Church St, Swansboro

$75/person. Registration form and more details to follow.

collage of wreaths from GG

Examples of GG’s wreaths