Arts of the Albemarle

Educate  |  Inspire  |  Excite  |  Unite!

Open Tuesday- Saturday

10am to 4pm

AOA is a regional, non-profit arts organization located in downtown Elizabeth City, NC. 


Our world-class facility houses the Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, home to more than 250 artists, craftsman, and photographers; the Center Players and  School of the Arts, a performing arts program for children and young adults; and the Maguire Theatre, a state-of-the-art 230-seat performance space.

More than 300 individuals compose our Membership and provide donations in order for us to ensure that all children who want to participate in the arts have a chance.


Mission Statement

Arts of the Albemarle invites our community and visitors to experience the arts, music, and culture of the region through diverse performances, exhibitions and educational programs.