January 27 – February 22, 2019

The Arts Council of Moore County, in partnership with the English Speaking Union-Sandhills Branch, Moore County Schools, Penick Village, Ruth Pauley Lecture Series, Sandhills Community College, and Sunrise Theater, present “Reflections of Africa” from January 28-February 22, 2019.

This multi-venue series of programs explores the unique diversity of African culture and wildlife through lectures, films and art exhibits. South African artist Garth Swift, Kenyan naturalist Joseph Koyie, Sandhills artist Jessie Mackay, and Canadian artist Patricia Thomas will conduct a series of innovative presentations and art exhibits that explore the relationships between the African people, cultures of Africa and its wildlife.

Arts Council board member John Earp and Sandhills artist Jessie Mackay walk us thru the myriad of events planned.

Get the schedule here.


15th ANNUAL BLUES CRAWL, SATURDAY, JULY 11th presented by The Sunrise Theatre Special Guest – Baxter Clement

Board member Herb Cameron & John Earp discuss the fast growing downtown Southern Pines event that attracted over 1800 people last year. The Sunrise Theatre is a non-profit organization operating as the Sunrise Preservation Group. The Blues Crawl Event and others like it provide the necessary funding to allow the theatre to provide a diverse variety of entertainment to the Sandhills community.
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Tickets can be purchase at or at the Sunrise Theatre or their website anytime up until the evening of the event. Tickets are $25.00 and provide the ticket holder with access to many different musical events (all within walking distance) of the Sunrise Theatre.

Music teacher, actor & singer, Baxter Clement joins us to discuss his perspective on the Blues Crawl and the opening of his new guitar store in the well-known Casino Building in downtown Southern Pines.