The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition was established in 1978 by a group of professionally oriented artists and craftsmen who strove for excellence.  This tradition continues to the present day as members of our group desire to give our community local art and crafts shows of a high professional caliber which include a wide variety of media.  Jurying of members is required and is traditionally held in March of each year.The Coalition holds 3 outdoor shows a year at the Beaufort Historic Site.  The Spring Show is on Memorial Day weekend.  The Summer Show is on July 4th weekend and the Fall Show is on Labor Day weekend.  There is one indoor show, the Holiday Show, which is open for several weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Its location is determined annually.