About Pocosin Arts

Area Info

Tyrrell county map largeLocated 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.

Things to do

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.

Connecting Corridors

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Red Wolf Coalition

Palmetto Peartree Preserve

Sail Stiletto Catamarans

The Albemarle Loop

Places to stay

On Campus Housing

lodgesmPocosin Arts Riverside Studios are 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.

At all other times of the year the building’s studios and accommodations are leased by East Carolina University.  Find more information regarding East Carolina University’s use of the building  please visit.  https://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/rgs/parl.cfm

Off Campus Housing

http://obxonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/brickhouse-innbnb-columbia-nc-600x359.jpgThe 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.

Egret On The Albemarle Sound North Carolina Outer Banks Cottage Rentals Columbia NCThe Egret on the Sound
This picturesque cottage is just a 15 minute drive from the Pocosin Arts campus and downtown Columbia.  The Egret on the Sound cottage houses 4 guests and is the perfect spot for those people looking to surround themselves with the natural beauty of Tyrrell county.


Places to eat

Columbia’s selection of restaurants is fairly limited at the moment.  Our largest restaurant, The Old Salt Oyster Bar, closed a few months back, but will reopen under new management in October.  Until then, your downtown choices are Elements Cafe located in the Scuppernong Winery on Highway 64 (a 3 min. walk), Columbia Crossing which is one building East of Elements, Tienda Mexicana Piniel #2 in the Scuppernong Mill House at 201B Main St. (next door), and Sandy’s at 203 Main St. (practically next door).  There are several other restaurants, such as Highway 55 (burgers) and China King, a mile or so East on 64, which are alternatives if you are willing to take a long walk or drive.  Finally, we’ve included Flemz Market and Deli on Road St. — also a long walk or drive.

Elements Cafe:
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Columbia Crossing:  Menu Columbia Crossing

Tienda Mexicana Peniel #2:  Menu Tienda Mexicana

Sandy’s:  Menu Sandys

Flemz Market & Deli:
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