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Exhibition & Sales Gallery

May 13 - May 19

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2024   DATES—OPEN DAILY MAY 13 – 19, 9 AM

  • Closing Hours  May 13-17  8pm
  • May 18 – 2-6:30 pm – Closed for judging , Collectors Preview and Sale (Ticketed) (5pm-6:30pm)
  • REOPENS TO PUBLIC for AWARDS CEREMONY  May 18  6:30pm until
  • Last look May 19, 8:30 pm – 1:00 pm   Event ends 1:00 pm


Festival headquarters, and the NC Plein Air Art Festival Exhibition and Sales Gallery will be based at Historic New Bern’s Farmers Market, less than two blocks from Tryon Palace.

Beginning Monday morning May 13 the Exhibition And Sales Gallery will open daily at 9 pm. A full exhibition of artwork by our featured artists will be on display and for sale, framed and ready to hang. The artists will arrive in New Bern with a collection of their current artwork, both plein air and studio paintings. These paintings will be replaced with wet canvases as the artists create a new body of work highlighting New Bern, Oriental, and Beaufort.

You will want to visit often as the collection changes daily as artwork is sold and replaced with new wet canvases. Our gallery greeters and sales team will be ready to help you find the perfect painting for your home or business.

Complete resumes and biographies are available at the main gallery. Special commissions can be discussed with our sales team.

The Exhibition Gallery will be closed for judging May 18, 2 pm -5 pm and will reopen for a Collector’s Preview and Awards Reception

The Competition Exhibition with Award Winners will be open to the public (free) at 6:30 PM Saturday, May 18 and again May 19, 8:30 AM – 1 PM.

HOW AND WHERE TO PURCHASE PAINTINGS All Paintings are Framed and ready to hang.

Wet from the Easel
Main Exhibition Gallery OPEN DAILY 9 pm 421 S Front Street, New Bern, NC

Pop-up Gallery – Oriental – waterfront
Pop-up Gallery – Beaufort Historic Site – 100 Block Turner Street


May 13
May 19
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New Bern Farmer’s Market
421 S Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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