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 public library, and a local pharmacy 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.

NC Beaches – Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, & Pea Island 

Edenton – The South’s Prettiest Little Town

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Red Wolf Coalition

Palmetto Peartree Preserve

The Albemarle Loop



Places to stay

POCOSIN ARTS RIVERSIDE LODGE is a great place to stay while taking a workshop at Pocosin Arts. Room sleep from 1-4 persons and each has a private bath.

The RIVERVIEW House features sweeping river views both inside and out, a private riverside deck, and direct access to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuges’ boardwalk and nature path. The house sleeps up to 4 with two bedrooms on the upper level and two full baths. It has a completely equipped kitchen and a gas grill on the deck. It is an ideal place to launch your next crafting, kayaking, cycling, or nature adventure.

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