Minnie Evans (American, 1892-1987) Untitled (Three Faces in Floral Design), 1967Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
We believe that artists are an integral part of civic life stimulating creativity, innovation and dialogue.
In North Carolina you'll find choreographers, duck decoy carvers, opera singers, traditional potters, poets, composers, bluegrass fiddlers, jazz musicians, painters, sculptors, photographers, novelists, filmmakers, songwriters, actors, playwrights and more across the state.
We encourage you to use the various directories and artist databases to find an artist to work in your community, school or perform at a local festival or concert. Artists included here have been screened and reviewed by a panel for artistic merit. You can also contact your local arts council for a list of artists in your community.
Many of our artists have been specially trained to work in the classroom or outside of the classroom in after school programs. You can find teaching artists as well as more than 150 touring artists here.
Find out about North Carolina's poet laureate program. Read poems by current and past poets laureate. Resources for budding and published poets are also available here.