PAINTINGS. POTTERY. TEXTILES.
ART 105 IS A COLLECTION OF WORKING STUDIOS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. OUR RESIDENT LOCAL ARTISTS SPECIALIZE IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA. VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BROWSE OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF WORKS, MEET THE ARTISTS AND DISCOVER ALL THE TALENT THAT ART 105 HAS TO OFFER. ALL PIECES ARE FOR SALE AND MOST OF OUR ARTISTS ALSO DO QUITE A BIT OF COMMISSION WORK AS WELL. COME SEE WHAT’S NEW!
Art 105 is located at 105 W. Blount St. in downtown Kinston. Built in 1912 as a Cadillac and Hudson Automobile Dealership, the building remained a beacon of the automotive industry throughout its life before Art 105’s conception. It was also at one point Kinston City Garage as well as a Lincoln/Fordson Dealership. After NAPA moved to Vernon Ave., the building sat vacant for almost a decade. The building was eventually co-purchased by the Dunn & Perry Families and restored to working order. Cynthia Dunn, who originally founded the Overland Gallery in Kinston, decided to expand her efforts into the larger space on Blount St. in 2016. The building is now owned and operated by Brandon Potter, a local photographer and screen printer who operates his businesses inside the Art 105 building as well. At the center of the “Avenue of the Arts”, our 22,000 sq ft facility boasts 18 studio spaces, a main gallery, a kiln room, a kitchen and a large garage.
Kinston has recently undergone a huge revitalization centered around the arts, music and food. Our restaurants, hotels and retail shops are attracting visitors from near and far. It’s quite common to have guests at Art 105 from the other side of the country who have come to see what Kinston is all about. Nicknamed the “Magic Mile City”, Kinston’s Renaissance has seemed to bring back the magic of days gone by. IT'S WHERE WE WERE BORN AND RAISED. IT'S WHERE WE CREATE. IT'S OUR HOME. Take a trip to Kinston and no doubt, you’ll feel right at home!