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Historic Albemarle Tours - Pocosin Art

Pocosin Arts

PO Box 690
201 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925

Phone: 252.796.2787
FAX: 252.796.1685


Website: Pocosin Arts

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About Pocosin Art

Eastern North Carolina's Premier Hand-Craft Education Center
In the riverside hamlet of Columbia on the Scuppernong, a town that time has nearly forgotten, there a renaissance of art and culture taking shape on Main Street. One block from the Town Dock, aromas of jasmine and rosemary mingle together in Shoe String Alley, the brick-lined path to Pocosin Arts.

 Pocosin Art of Historic Columbia part of the Historic Albemarle Tour

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Pocosin Art of Historic Columbia  - Historic Albemarle TourIn the Main Street Gallery, fine art and folk craft are sold, the hand-made work of students, teachers and mentors. Upstairs, in the second floor studio, exposed brick walls and lofty ceilings is the stage set for a hive of creativity. Wheels are turning: potters wheels and spinning wheels. Hands are muddied and moist with native Tyrrell County clay, heads are bent over quilted squares, embellishing, in whispers, and hand-carved white cedar walking canes tap out the stories, today's and yesterday's, told by the people of the Pocosin wetland region about the Pocosin way of life.

Pocosin Arts is about collecting these folkways by connecting this indigenous culture to its natural environment through the interdisciplinary arts process, glorifying the rich cultural heritage found in eastern North Carolina.

Annual events include the 7000 Juniper Millennium Forest Tree Planting, The Community Arts Connection artists in residence in the schools and community.

Throughout the year classes, workshops and residencies are held in pottery, weaving, spinning, quilting, embellishing, carving, soap making, glass slumping and fusing, blacksmithing, pit firing, story telling, ballet, African and Celtic dancing, story telling and roots music.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM
Admission Fees: Free, open to the public


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About the Facilities

  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop
  • Free parking
  • Audio/visual presentation
  • Exhibits

Handicap Accessibility: Site is partially accessible.
Nearest Major Town/City: Columbia. 35 minutes from Manteo and the Outer Banks.

For Visitor Information
Tyrell County Visitors Center
Highway 64 on the Scuppernong River
Columbia, NC 27925
 252.796.0723  252.796.0723

About the Programs

Major Program Areas: Life and Art, Native American, Maritime, Ecology/Environmental Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts/Crafts
Education Resources:

    • Guided tours
    • On-site interpretive activities
    • Living History events
    • Staff interpreters
    • Museum gallery tours
    • Self-guided exhibits
    • Hands-on activities
    • Off-site/outreach activities
    • Classroom resources (workbooks, A/V, etc.)

School Tour Requirements:

      • Maximum group size limit: 20
      • Reservations required
      • Free admission
      • 20 minutes to one hour tour
      • Curriculum-based tours, pre-K to 12.

Education Coordinator: Email: Carol Soo Lee

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