Wednesday, May 2, 2018

"Plein Air Paint Out"
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Location: Kinston Community Council for the Arts, Mitchell Street, Pearson Park, downtown Kinston
A Jurors Awards ceremony at 2 p.m., with an open invitation to the public awards ceremony and reception and wet paint sale. Juror is nationally-known plein air artist John Poon ( Poon lives and works full time in Utah as an artist.
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Amusement Rides
5:30-9:30 p.m. • Location: Pearson Park off of Mitchell Street
Wednesday Wristband Night - Unlimited Rides for $17. Tickets sold 5-8 p.m.
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
6-9 p.m. • Location: Mother Earth Motor Lodge
Visual art show and sale, heavy hors d'oeuvres, beverages and great entertainment. Entertainment TBA. Ticket price: $35
Purchase an Official 2018 Festival Poster featuring the work of the 2017 Plein Air Paint Out Winner. Posters are only $20 and look wonderful in any home or office.  Posters will be for sale during the Evening with the Stars and in the ArtFest building off of Herritage Street in downtown Kinston.