23rd Annual Art From The Heart Show Begins This Weekend on the Crystal Coast

Coinciding with Valentine's Day this week, the North Carolina Art Council of Carteret County presents the 23rd annual Art From The Heart show kicking off with the opening reception this Friday, Art From The HeartFebruary 15 and continuing on through March 2. This is a free reception that is open to the public, which is then followed by the show gallery being open seven days a week to highlight the exhibit. The gallery exhibit is located in the Morehead Plaza between Arts Escapes and the Mongolian Grill.

Art From The Heart is known as one of the region's largest exhibitions drawing works of fine art from Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico counties. A companion student art show is also held in conjunction with the exhibit featuring student artwork from grades K-12 from Carteret County's public, private and charter schools. You can find the full schedule of events for Art From The Heart here.

Morehead City iMorehead City Waterfronts a short drive from the Crystal Coast beaches and makes for a nice day trip during your stay here in the Southern Outer Banks. Stroll the Morehead City Waterfront and enjoy scenic views of Sugarloaf Island and the surrounding waterway. Check out the lineup of sportfishing and charter boats that decorate the waterfront. Stop for lunch or dinner and enjoy some of Carteret County's freshest catch or partake of some lighter fare such as burgers or sandwiches at one of the fine local eateries. The waterfront is dotted with unique coastal shops including book shops, antique shops, art galleries, dive shops and more. Learn more about the area by stopping in at The History Place. Find an empty bench overlooking the water and just enjoy.

There is always so much to see and do here on the Crystal Coast. Start your vacation planning now! Whether it's over the Presidents' Day weekend, spring break, Memorial Day, a summer beach vacation or any time you can get away, we welcome you here. We look forward to seeing you on our beaches and in our towns in the very near future!

*Art From The Heart photo courtesy of the Carteret County Arts Council.

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