Every year, after the Great Tarboro Art Bazaar comes to a close, the annual Hobson Pittman exhibition is already waiting in the wings to be presented in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery. The works, selected by the Arts Council's Executive Director, annually feature the Edgecombe County artist whose collection of works is the very reason we enjoy such a fine gallery today in the historic museum facility restored in the late 1970s. The Pittman holiday exhibit is a tribute to Hobson Pittman and his artistic legacy and to his niece, Alyce Weeks Gordon Patrick, who saw it through to offer this treasured gift to the Town of Tarboro. (Most recent exhibit)
Contemporary shows of art and history are changed six times a year to provide Edgecombe County citizens and visitors a rich visual presentation. The Edgecombe Arts Gallery Committee operates and manages the gallery space.
Over seventy artists exhibit and sell regional art in the 1808 Blount-Bridgers House. This annual event, held in the weeks preceding Thanksgiving, began in the early nineties and has been a popular venue for affordable art that can be purchased by the beginning collector as well as mature works for the seasoned buyer. Members-only preview on night before opening. Profits from the sale go to the operations of the changing artist gallery.
The 1808 Blount-Bridgers House is the official headquarters for information about Edgecombe County Architecture. Interested individuals should contact Carol Banks at the Edgecombe Arts office at 252-823-4159.