Schedule of Events

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of every month, 4 PM - 7 PM
Downtown Elizabeth City - Arts of the Albemarle

Join us for a free evening of music, art, food, fun! Every first Friday of every month, Downtown Elizabeth City comes to life.


October 7th, 2022 - The Studio Gallery Exhibit

The Studio Gallery is a group of artists who shared studio space and traveled the world in the late 70's. Organized by Jacquelin "B2" Jenkins and Lina Larson, The early members of the Studio Gallery included Carloyn McKecuen, Jingle McEver, Betty B. Pruden, Jo Parker, and Mary Horrell. By 1980, the group had 8 members.

The Studio Gallery is not a place, but an inspiring group of artists and friends who continue to celebrate and share their creative spirits in all that they do.

November 4th, 2022 - Michelle Yellin

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Manhattan Shorts Film Festival

Friday, September 30th at 7 PM
Saturday, October 1st at 2 & 7 PM
Maguire Theater @ Arts of the Albemarle
Tickets $20


Arts of the Albemarle is proud to be a participating venue for the 2022 MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL!  

MANHATTAN SHORT has announced the Final Ten selections for its 25th Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 22 and October 2, 2022. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified. 


October 4th - 7th
Arts of the Albemarle

We are so fortunate to host two wonderful acrylic workshops for the week of River Splash. Both artists are returning to Elizabeth City by popular demand.

Start with a blank Canvas on Tues with Susan Tobey White and join the studio painters on Wed and put your finishing touches or even start fresh again with Catherine C Martin on Thurs. By Friday’s Artwalk you will have had a deep dive and immersed yourself in a wonderful week with other artists!

Their workshops will compliment each other so you could begin your painting with Susan on Tuesday 10 to 3, practice in the open studio on Wed and finish it up with Cathy on Thursday. Wow… A great opportunity to deep dive into your art during this Splash week.


Tuesday, October 4 -Susan Tobey White

"Click and Paint"

10AM - 3PM

Thursday, October 6 - Catherine C. Martin

"Loose Painting with Rules"

10AM - 3PM


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Catherine C. Martin

Rhythm & Brews

Saturday, October 8th 3PM - 7PM
Poindexter Street - Beside AOA

Arts of the Albemarle returns with River City Rhythm & Brews for its 8th year! Attendees will be able to sample more than two dozen craft brews, as well as ciders, and meet some of the local microbrewery ambassadors. Wine will also be available. The Michael Clark band will provide live entertainment. All attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass and bottle opener.  


Dance Workshop with Ashlyn Daniel

Saturday, October 15th 10AM - 1:30PM
AOA Studio (Poindexter Street)

Registration: $75/person

AOA is thrilled to have Ashlyn Daniel host a dance workshop! She will guide students through an hour of Jazz, Ballet, and Tap!

About Ashlyn...

Ashlyn Daniel started her dance training at a young age in Sitka, Alaska at Sitka Studio of Dance. Since beginning her training, she has trained at a few different studios across the country over the course of her childhood including, Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center in Mobile, Alabama, and Denise Wall’s Dance Energy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. At these studios, she trained in several different styles including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip hop, and musical theater.


After taking a two-year hiatus from the art form, she left home for her senior year of high school to attend the contemporary dance program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). She graduated from the high school program in 2018 and decided to stay at UNCSA for college to pursue her BFA. While in training at school, she was given opportunities to perform several works such as Roaratorio by Merce Cunningham, A Choreographic Offering by José Limón, Chronicle by Martha Graham, and Battlefield by Robert Battle. She was able to take part in some dance films while attending school including Larry Kegwin’s Waiting in the Wings. Along with performing, she had the opportunity to explore choreographing. Her solo choreography, A Deal with Chaos, has been awarded the “Outstanding Choreographer Award” at the 2019 YAGP semi-finals in Winston-Salem.

Since graduating in May of 2021, she returned home to Elizabeth City, and worked with The Center Players of Arts of the Albemarle on The Little Mermaid Jr. Ashlyn is now beyond thrilled to be joining Todd Rosenlieb Dance Company in Norfolk, VA for her first season!

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Gallery of Gifts

November 22nd - December 23rd
Arts of the Albemarle

More details to come.

Jae Sinnett Trio Christmas Jazz

Friday, December 16th
Arts of the Albemarle - Maguire Theater

Tickets on sale soon.

More details to come.