The Turnage at NightVisit Us in Downtown Washington

The Beaufort County Arts Council (BCAC) is located at 150 West Main Street in historic downtown Washington, NC - just one block from the waterfront where those traveling by boat receive free docking on the Pamlico River.


The Lane Gift Shop

The Lane Gift Shop is now located in the the historic Turnage Theater in downtown Washington. Named for founding members Louise & Harold Lane, The Lane Gift Shop was officially opened for business on October 11, 1987. Since that time, hundreds of local artists have been afforded the opportunity to show and sale their work to the public. A variety of original fine art pieces and craft items by local or regional artists can be found Lane Gift Shopthroughout the shop.

Gift shop hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm (during Summer months).

Artists of the Lane Gift Shop must be at least 18 years of age and be a member of the Beaufort County Arts Council. The Beaufort County Arts Council will retain a commission of 30% on all works sold.

For more information on how to show and sell your work, contact the arts council at 252.946.2504 during regular business hours or email

pottery at lane gift shop