The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to educate, inspire, and make the arts accessible to the entire community within Greenville and Pitt County, East Carolina University, and the eastern North Carolina region.
The Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is the local arts council for Pitt County. The PCAC at Emerge is located in a facility with over 8000 square feet, at 404 S. Evans Street in Uptown Greenville. There are three main gallery spaces, including two that rotate monthly with new exhibitions. There are also three smaller gallery spaces around the art center for community and student exhibitions to be shown. Emerge has a full art center including a pottery facility with 13 potter’s wheels, a metalsmithing studio, photography classroom, and two general classrooms. Emerge offers weekly adult and children’s classes, workshops, and special events, as well as a full children’s summer program.
Emerge’s newest addition is a Painted Pottery Studio. All the bisque ware is created by local artists and the proceeds go to support the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Education & Outreach Program.
Part of the PCAC at Emerge’s mission is to make the arts accessible to the entire community. For every five paid programs, one is completely free and targeted towards at-risk or underprivileged youth. We do this through after school music and art programs in the Pitt County Public Schools, artist in residency programs, and our Youth Arts Initiative program that includes scholarships and our Youth Public Arts Project.