2018 Step into the Arts

Step into the Arts Dates

PCC’s 2018 Step into the Arts Festival will be a 3-day event!

Thursday April 12, 9 a.m. - 1: p.m. at PCC's Person County Campus with a “Celtic” theme!

Guest speakers and artists include:
9 a.m. - UNC Professor, Dr. Dorothy H. Verkerk - specializing in Celtic Art & Culture
9:30 a.m. - Lona Bartlett - Storyteller and Puppeteer
11 a.m. - Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance from Raleigh
11:30 a.m. - J.V. Hudson, Bagpiper
12 p.m. Barrowburn - an Irish Band from Raleigh
12:30 - PoetRama (for high school and older)
Ongoing: Make a Celtic Knot & Your Monograph with Celtic Letters; Gaelic Games
School groups are welcomed to attend this unique artistic educational day!

Friday, April 13, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex

Activities include:
5:45 p.m. - Person High School Choral Ensemble performance
6:15 p.m. - Winners of the "Let's Celebrate Art" contest announced
6:30 p.m. - Book reading and signing by author Dr. Dawn Langley
7:15 p.m. - Cast of DreamGirls Meet & Greet
Ongoing - Free Art Reception featuring work from PCC Fine Arts Students

Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Uptown Roxboro featuring art vendors, free art activities, live performances, and more!

Live Performances by:
10 a.m. - RCS Cast of Beauty & the Beast
10:30 a.m. - Christi's Dance Center
11 a.m. - Kyle Moore
12 p.m. - Cast of DreamGirls
12:30 p.m. - Essence of Movement
1 p.m. - Jameson and The Loft
2 p.m. - Little River Cloggers
3 p.m. - Kristy Wilkins

Art and Craft Vendors include:
* Bear Wallow Bells - garden art bells, decorated bluebird boxes
* S. Lynette Jewelry - natural stone bead necklaces, bracelets, earrings
* Cheryl Foiles Designs - copper, sterling, & enamel jewelry
* Handiwork Soaps & Such - soaps, bath bombs, lotions
* King and Lathan Crafts, Inc. - wall decor, scarves, stained glass mosaic
* Broad and Dough - cutting boards, plant stands, baked goods
* Dolores Carr - burlap window decor, display hooks, decorative flowers
* Rebecca Lockhart - wood crafts, painted windows, picture frames
* Revka Stearns - jewelry, bookmarks, key chains
* Ralph Watson's wood work and crochet
* Katherine Fields & Brittany Day - refurbished furniture, coasters, totes

Additional information added weekly! Activities offer something for all ages and are FREE and open to the public!

ATTENTION ARTISTS - are you interested in a 10x10 booth space during Saturday's events? Booth space is $35 prior to February 1 and $40 between February 2 - March 27. Up & Coming Student Artist Rate: $15 (by March 27). Click here for the Juried Arts and Crafts Festival application.

Questions? Contact Amy Levine at (336) 322-1161 or

2017 Step into the Arts - North Carolina: Our Home

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Guests enjoyed a 3-day event “North Carolina: Our Home” themed event in 2017!

Activities were FREE and offer something for everyone!

Day 1 - Thursday, April 6
On Stage Line-Up
8:30 a.m. – Person County’s 225th Anniversary Skit
9:05 a.m. – Little River Cloggers
9:40 a.m. – NC Storytelling with Dr. DuPre Sanders
10:30 a.m. – Shag History and Lessons with the Meelers
11:05 a.m. – Sappony Tribal Indian lesson
11:40 a.m. – Live Music with Michael Thompson
12:35 p.m. – PoetRama hosted by PCC’s Gordon P. Allen Learning Resources Center (LRC)

Art Tents Include
* Work from PCC Fine Arts & Digital Effects and Animation Technology students
* Sappony Tribal History and Art
* Create a NC Bird with a PCC Student (to be hung at the Kirby this summer!
* Step into the Arts T-Shirts that can be tie-died with the help of PCC students ($10 fee)

6 p.m. – North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson visits PCC’s Person County Campus. A presentation will be held in Barnette Auditorium.

Day 2 - Friday, April 7
Activities will be held at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex
Open to the public!

* 5:30 - 8 p.m. - North Carolina art will be on display in the Kirby and Upper Galleries

* 5:30 - 8 p.m. - A wine and cheese tasting will be held in the Upstairs portion of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex

* 7 p.m. - Free Movie, The Longest Ride, will be shown in the Kirby Theater. This movie was filmed in NC and is rated PG-13

Day 3 - Saturday, April 8
Festivities will be held at Merritt Commons and Main Street in Uptown Roxboro and include an Arts & Crafts Fair, Storytelling, Book Readings, Live Music, and NC BBQ!

Schedule of Live Music & Storytelling at Merritt Commons:
10 a.m. - Kyle Moore and Christie Wilkins (graduates of PCC)
11 a.m. - Leia Gaskin (singer/songwriter) and Amy Levine (performance painting)
12 p.m. - Fred Motley (Storyteller)
1 p.m. - Little Windows with Julie Weems (Traditional Folk)
2 p.m. - Nickels to Diamonds with Michael Thompson (Musicians)
3 p.m. - Willie Mason and Friends (Gospel)

Art Vendors for Saturday, April 8 at Merritt Commons:

Cheryl Foiles; King and Lathan Crafts, Inc.; Whimsical Pottery - Ruth Bass; Dorothy’s Crafts; Carleigh Barbour Art; Accessories by Donna - Donna MikelsEarth and Moon; Bear Wallow Bells - Nancy Rataski; Jewelry by Gina; LK Designs - Lana Frazier