Beaufort explorers on the hunt for a classic or more modern masterpiece to serve as a lifetime souvenir will want to stop by the historic and the endlessly enchanting Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. Located in the heart of the downtown area, and within the famed Beaufort Historic Site, this art gallery features a world of modern and cultured pieces that perfectly outline the community’s rich association with life on the water.

The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is found at the historic Rustell House c.1732, and is the oldest art gallery in all of Carteret County. Featuring original works by homegrown and regional artists, visitors will detect a distinct coastal influence among the many pieces. A wealth of mediums are represented, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pottery, glass works, jewelry, handmade cards, weavings, and more, which allows art lovers to find an eclectic piece that’s truly tailored to their taste. With rotating artists featured throughout the year, and roughly six “new” artists represented on an annual basis, every visit presents a new opportunity to discover something locally refreshing. Boasting a charming and historic atmosphere, and filled with eye-catching pieces, the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery is a must-stop for art lovers throughout the Crystal Coast.

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