The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition was established in 1978 by a group of professionally oriented artists and craftsmen who strove for excellence. This tradition continues to the present day as members of our group desire to give our community local art and craft shows of a high professional caliber which include a wide variety of media. Jurying of members is required and traditionally is held in March of each year and at other times as needed. Guest Artists, who are not members, are juried throughout the year, as well. The Coalition holds 3 outdoor shows a year. The Spring Show is on Memorial Day weekend. The Summer Show is on July 4th. weekend and the Fall Show is on Labor Day weekend. The location varies but is often at the Beaufort Historic Site in Beaufort, NC, or the Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City, NC. There is one indoor show, the Holiday Show, which is open for several weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Its location is determined annually but is often at Morehead Plaza in Morehead City, NC. This show was cancelled for 2018 due to damage to local venues by Hurricane Florence.