Making a Difference in Our County Through the Arts

Gallery of Art Events & Programs

Ignite the Arts - Dragon Burn

What’s a Dragon Burn? A dragon effigy is constructed behind the Red Rooster Bar (located behind the Silos Restaurant). Viewers gather to eat, drink, and listen to music beginning at 5p. The dragon burns after sundown.

History: This event was the brainchild of President Angie Propst, created as a membership drive for the Pamlico County Arts Council. It was modeled on the Burning Man annual event in the Nevada desert. The idea to make the build as a dragon came from Council VP Marguerite Chadwick-Juner who built the head of the dragon. Chris and Kim Daniel,s owners of The Silos restaurant and the Red Rooster Bar and Stage behind it, offered their space for the event. Chris also built the body of the dragon based upon Marguerite’s suggestion of using pallets.

Each year local student artists design the dragon artwork for our flyers to publicize the event.

Pirate Jam

In 2020 Pamlico County Arts Council President Angie Propst came up with a wonderful idea to celebrate the musical arts during the time of pandemic. She worked with local Musician and Restauranteur Chris Daniels to create a safe, free concert. Several bands set up onshore near the confluence of Smith and Greens Creeks and played all afternoon for an audience that attended by water vessels. Sailboats, power craft, kayaks, canoes and more abounded in the creek and enjoyed a day of safe social distancing and partying that was much needed in trying times.

The Pirate Jam event was so successful that it has been continued every year since.

The event has grown with the addition of a Pirate Jam Scavenger Hunt and Pirate Jam Burgees (Flags).

The Pirate Jam Burgees (Flags signifying each year’s event) are FREE with the receipts of purchases made at PCAC’s participating sponsors.

Lip Synco De Mayo

The first Lip Synco De Mayo was held in May of 2019 and has become a wildly popular series that challenges participants to utilize their theatrical talents to lip sync to music of their choosing.

Because the first Lip Synco De Mayo was such a huge hit the Pamlico County Arts Council decided to have several Lip Synchos throughout the year, including Holiday Lip Syncos, with a finale on or near May 5th.

Contestants vie for trophies and are brought back on the following Cinco De Mayo (or nearest date to it) to compete for the finale bragging rights.

The audience is also welcome to vote for their favorites and the proceeds from the People’s Choice voting slips benefit various art related projects in Pamlico County.

Student Art Calendars

Beginning in 2018, each year Pamlico County Arts Council invites students from Pamlico County schools to submit artwork and poetry for inclusion in a professionally designed and printed calendar for the following year.

In December the PCAC holds a release party to celebrate the student’s artwork and poetry included in the upcoming calendar. The release party also includes a exhibition of the original artwork and poetry used in the calendar.