Columbia, North carolina

Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, North Carolina, students who come to Pocosin Arts are able to take advantage of the surrounding water, wildlife and natural beauty of the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge while at the same time taking advantage of all Main Street has to offer.  Check the links below for more to do in Columbia and Tyrrell county.

Columbia North Carolina is a wonderful, picturesque destination to just get away from it all. Visit the links below to find all of the hidden treasures that Columbia and Tyrrell County has to offer.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Red Wolf Coalition

Palmetto Peartree Preserve

Sail Stiletto Catamarans

The Albemarle Loop

Places to stay

POCOSIN ARTS RIVERSIDE LODGE is available to workshop students  from January through June. The Riverside Studio building can house 34 students in its 10 rooms assuming double occupancy of its 3 queen beds.  The other 7 rooms are quad rooms with bunk-beds similar to what might be found at other craft schools/camp environments.

Located on Main street in downtown Columbia the Brickhouse Inn is a short 2 min walk from Pocosin Arts.  The Brickhouse Inn has 6 non smoking rooms and all the amenities of a small town bed and breakfast.   Its central location and quiet charm makes it the perfect place to stay for a weekend workshop. 


This beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath cottage is a one-minute walk to the Scuppernong River Boardwalk, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts, antique store, coffee shop, restaurants and more. If you love birding, we are a short drive from prime viewing locations such as Lake Mattamuskeet and the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge’s Pungo Unit.

Places to eat