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building community

through cultural arts

The Council will be closed until after Hurricane Florence. This means all regularly scheduled programs are cancelled.

As soon as we’re ready to re-open, we’ll be sure to update everyone across our social media accounts and here on our website.

Please stay safe!

Art Works

Come visit the Arts Council Gallery in downtown Jacksonville to explore new exhibits and find original items in the Art Market.

Exhibits in the Gallery
Art Events on the Calendar

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Become a member

Individual Supporters, Artists and Businesses working together affect positive change and create a strong, vibrant community.  Join today.

Attend Events

Join us in supporting the arts at a gallery show, the Art Council store or a creative community gathering.  See what’s on the calendar.

Really want to make a difference? Here is another way:

Join a committee

Bring your skills & leadership to a committee to help strengthen cultural arts planning and development in our community.

From the BLOG

Spring at Council for the Arts

Leo Tolstoy once said, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” For The Council it’s been that and so much more!

We’ve had a flurry of activity which has continued unabated since January. Though it can sometimes be overwhelming, this flurry and quick pace, it has gifted us with an increased sense of purpose and doors that are swinging open ever wider to welcome in more of our community.

New Year at The Council

2017 was a year of evolution and change for The Council. From improvements to our facility — thanks to donations and helping hands — to a new Executive Director, Noah White, we're excited about continued forward motion while being deeply grateful for the...

Cre-8 Art Gala 2017

Whew! The end of Summer and the onset of Autumn have been busy here at the Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts! We did want to be sure and take a moment to share about our Cre-8 Art Gala which we hosted in October at the Hilton Garden Inn here in Jacksonville. In...


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