Area Info

Columbia, North carolina

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft is on the corner of Water and Main Streets in Columbia, North Carolina.  Visitors to Pocosin Arts enjoy the ease and beauty of our friendly community and enjoy nearby attractions and amenities. These include the Scuppernong River boardwalk, which is perfect for a morning walk or enjoying a spectacular sunset on Pocosin’s Riverview Deck. Main Street features restaurants; a local pharmacy, winery, and coffee shop just a few steps from our studios. Check the links below or drop by the visitors center while you are in town for more area options.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Red Wolf Coalition

Palmetto Peartree Preserve

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.

THE BRICKHOUSE INN 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. 

COLUMBIA COTTAGE  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