The Rocky Mount Arts Center is home to several non-profit educational organizations focusing on various arts and crafts. These organizations function as guilds, offering monthly meetings and educational programming for the public and special workshops and opportunities for members. All Guilds meet in the Arts Education Building at the Imperial Center for Arts and Sciences unless otherwise noted. For contact information on any of the Guilds, please call the Arts Center at (252) 972-1163. Visitors and beginners are welcome at all Guild meetings.

Tar River Basketweavers

This group is dedicated to the art of basket making. Teaching is accomplished through shared experience and knowledge.
Meets 4th Tuesday Monthly
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Battleboro Community Center
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Tar River Piecemakers Quilting Guild

Established in 2000, TRPQG promotes the love of quilts and quilt making. This group has a passion for fabric, design, and art which they share with the community through donations to various charitable organizations.
Meets 2nd Saturday Monthly
9:00 a.m. social, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm meeting
TRPQG is a member of the North Carolina Quilters.
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Embroiderer’s Guild Of America, The Tar River Chapter

EGA provides the opportunity to meet with other stitchers, attend regular scheduled meetings with programs and social activities, receive local newsletter, and participate in region activities. Chapters offer workshops, sponsor exhibits, and hold stitch-ins.
Meets 3rd Saturday Monthly
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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USA Dance

The Rocky Mount Chapter of this national organization strives to promote ballroom dancing in the local community and to educate the public regarding the physical, mental, and social benefits of ballroom dancing.
$8 at the door, $5 for members, meets 2nd Saturday monthly
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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