Wednesday, May 1, 2019

“Plein Air Paint Out” 

9 a.m.  • Location: Registration Kinston Arts Center, 400 N. Queen Street  

Plein Air Paint Out is an annual event sponsored by the Community Council for the Arts.

This is an official event of the BBQ Festival on the Neuse. Plein Air Paint Out allows artists to participate in a juried exhibition and show. Artists paint Wednesday, May 1 beginning at 9 a.m. until Saturday, May 4. Artists’ works must be submitted on Saturday, May 4, at the Kinston Arts Council for judging by a nationally-known plein air artist. The Jurors’ Awards ceremony is Saturday, May 4, at the Kinston Arts Council. The awards ceremony, reception and wet paint sale is open to the public.

For information and registration, visit

Amusement Rides
3 p.m. • Location: Pearson Park off of Mitchell Street

Wristbands $25.00 per person $5.00 off with coupon

Adult and youth rides will be available, including a Ferris wheel, Super Shot Drop Tower, Swing Ride, Dragon Wagon and merry-go-round. Carnival rides this year are presented by Inner’s Amusements, a family-owned amusement company that has been in operation since 1909 and has a variety of carnival rides providing fun for the entire family. 

Que the Arts

6 p.m.-9 p.m. • Location: The Home of Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan Hughes, 318 Atlantic Avenue.

Cocktails, Art Show & Sale, Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres, Musical Entertainment.
Purchase an Official 2019 BBQ Festival Poster featuring the work of the 2018 Plein Air
Paint Out Winner. Posters are $20 and look wonderful in any home or office.  Posters
will be for sale during the Que the Arts and in the ArtFest building off of Herritage Street
in downtown Kinston.

Tickets price $35.00 Tickets Available at the Kinston Arts Center or at