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America’s Megayacht Venue – SeaFair - will be stopping in historic New Bern, North Carolina to host the inaugural New Bern Art Fest, in participation with the 32nd MUMFEST. The event will mark the unveiling of The SeaFair Collection, a traveling exhibition of contemporary works presented by the established Florida-based art fair organizing firm, International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE).

The SeaFair Collection will include works from a broad array of contemporary artists featuring painting, fine art prints, contemporary jewelry, sculpture, fine furniture design and objet d’art. Collectors can peruse works for sale from renowned artists including Robert Cottingham, Thomas Hartmann and pop-artist icon Robert Indiana, as well as additional established and emerging artists.

The unique new event offers an innovative and exciting destination for MUMFEST attendees. In addition to three decks of art, the ship boasts two outdoor bars, an international coffee bar, a formal glass-walled VIP lounge and an open-air bistro and bar on the Sky Deck. With outstanding panoramic views of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, a unique “Meet the Artist” series and 28 galleries to browse, SeaFair will unquestionably become a “must-see” art destination at the annual event.

The New Bern Art Fest will launch with an Opening Night Gala Thursday, October 11th to benefit the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation and the Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Opening Night Gala, please contact the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation at 252.638.5781 or the Craven Arts Council & Gallery at 252.638.2577.

The weekend will additionally include social events, informative lectures and a unique “Meet the Artist” series, delivering a weekend destination for seasoned collectors and casual art enthusiasts alike.



Thursday, October 11

Preview gala benefiting the Craven Arts Council and Gallery Inc and the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp.

For tickets and information contact the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation at 252.638.5781 or the Craven Arts Council and Gallery at 252.638.2577.


Friday, October 12
Noon - 9pm

Saturday, October 13
10am - 9pm

Sunday, October 14
11am - 5pm


One Day Tickets:
$10 online | $15 at the door

One day ticket is valid any one day. Not valid for the preview evening.

Priority Tickets:
$15 online | $20 at the door

Priority ticket is valid for:
• return admission during daily fair hours
• priority boarding (no waiting in line)

Children 10 years old
and under $5
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)


New Bern Grand Marina
100 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560