AOC Faq's

  1. First time at Art of the Carolinas?

  2. Where does everything take place? 

  3. Hotel Reservations

  4. What are the trade show hours?

  5. When are the workshops running?

  6. Can I register ahead of time?

  7. Can I just wait to sign up for a workshop when I get there?

  8. What is the workshop policy?

  9. Can I just attend the trade show and not take any workshops?

  10. If I sign up for a workshop, do I bring my own supplies?

  11. How can I get to your retail store if I don’t have a car?

  12. What about lunch and dinner?

  13. Are rental cars available?

  14. Any other questions?
     


  1. First time at Art of the Carolinas?


    Well, you’re in for a treat! This is the 14th annual Art of the Carolinas trade show and workshops we’ve put together for you. And this year is even better than it has been in the past! We are offering over 100 workshops in literally every medium you might be interested in. Art professionals fly in from all over the country to offer you the latest instruction in your choice of art and application. On the other side of the hotel in the Grand Ballroom and Prefunction area, is the trade show itself. Here is where the vendors set up their booths with all kinds of fantastic art supplies for you to see, try and ask questions about. Bargain prices are everywhere. You’ll see lots of free demonstrations and you’ll be able to speak directly with the manufacturers and artists about any questions you may have concerning their products.

     



    [Back To Top]

  2. Where does everything take place? 


    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

    **FREE ADMISSION**FREE PARKING**FREE DEMONSTRATIONS**



    [Back To Top]

  3. Hotel Reservations


    For hotel reservations call 919-872-2323.(Hilton North Raleigh - more details below)

    If you call before October 12, 2014, you will receive our group rate on your room which is $115/night while there is availability.

    If you miss the deadline, go ahead and call anyway. You may still get a decent price. You can always use your honors points or AARP or any other travel discount available.

    Most Art of the Carolinas attendees stay right at the Hilton due to the incredible convenience. They offer wonderful newly renovated guest rooms, a pool and spa, as well as a guest gym.

    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

    Raleigh Hilton Hotel

    3415 Wake Forest Road
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    USA 27609-7330
    Tel: +1-919-872-2323
    Fax: +1-919-876-0890 

    Book Your Reservations Here

     

    Link To The Raleigh Hilton Hotel

     

     

     



    [Back To Top]

  4. What are the trade show hours?


    Trade Show Hours for 2014 are as follows:

    • Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


    [Back To Top]

  5. When are the workshops running?


    Workshops begin on:

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. and run until Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

    Students will be allowed admission to the classrooms at 8:45 a.m.

    Thursday is usually a pretty hectic morning, so please be patient!



    [Back To Top]

  6. Can I register ahead of time?


    Yes! Registration begins mid June.

    At that time, you can sign up on line at our Web site: www.ArtoftheCarolinas.com, or call 800-827-8478 x 156.
     



    [Back To Top]

  7. Can I just wait to sign up for a workshop when I get there?


    Yes! You can wait until you get here, but you run the risk of the class being sold out.



    [Back To Top]

  8. What is the workshop policy?


    Each student is charged a non-refundable $15 registration fee.

    This is a one time fee each year per student. The student is able to purchase as many workshops, or add on any amount of workshops as desired. (Online Purchases: The $15 fee will be collected at time of account creation and added to your first purchase. You may then select as many workshops as you would like. If purchasing workshops, once you pay the $15 fee, your account will acknowledge that and you will not be charged another $15 fee)


    Students accept full responsibility for safe handling of equipment and supplies in all workshops.

    NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER OCTOBER 12, 2014 AT MIDNIGHT. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    You may transfer your workshop to a different student to take your spot, but you cannot transfer from one workshop to another. No refunds issued after the date listed above.

    Program/instructor subject to change without notice



    [Back To Top]

  9. Can I just attend the trade show and not take any workshops?


    Yes. Admission is free, parking is free and demonstrations are free.

    We also have a free "Make and Take" area on the workshop side of the hotel offerd to us by the lovely ladies of the Carolins MixedMedia ArtGuild.



    [Back To Top]

  10. If I sign up for a workshop, do I bring my own supplies?


     In some cases, you provide your own supplies. In other cases, your materials are provided for you.

    Please read the details of your workshops on line and it will be indicated one way or another.

    If you have any questions about your supplies, please contact me!

    800-827-8478 x156 Ask for Sharon or you can email me at Sharon@jerrysartarama.com

     



    [Back To Top]

  11. How can I get to your retail store if I don’t have a car?


    We offer a free limo to and from our retail store during the workshop hours for your convenience!

    Go ahead and treat yourself to a relaxing ride. It’s just right up the street and very worth your while.

    Introduce yourself to Tom Dowd, our store manager. He and his staff will be happy to show you around the store and assist you in any way possible.

    The limo is our free service to you, running every 15 minutes or so Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm and Sunday 8:30am - 5:30pm.



    [Back To Top]

  12. What about lunch and dinner?


    The Hilton has a couple of options for you:

    The Skybox

    Loftons

    Starbucks

    Salads, Sandwiches and snacks at lunchtime in the lobby area.

    There are also several fast food type places up and down Wake Forest Road that can offer lunch within an hour’s time. We will have information for you in the workshop area.

    What about dinner?

    The Hilton has a couple of restaurants for your convenience and we’ll have some local restaurant choices for you in the area. We’ve come up with a list of some of our top choices!



    [Back To Top]

  13. Are rental cars available?


    Yes, here are a few to call if you need one.

    Alamo - 919-840-0132 - 800-327-9633

     

    Avis - 919-840-4750 - 800-331-1212

    Budget - 919-840-4775 - 800-527-0700

    Dollar - 866-434-2226 - 800-800-4000

    Enterprise - 919-840-9555 - 800-261-7331

    Hertz - 919-840-4350 - 800-654-3131

    National - 919-840-4350 - 800-227-7368

    Thrifty - 919-832-9381 - 800-847-4389

     

     

     



    [Back To Top]

  14. Any other questions?
     


    Please feel free to give me a call.

    Art of the Carolinas Hot Line: 800-827-8478 ext. 156. Ask for Sharon.

    I can also be reached via e-mail if you prefer: Sharon@jerrysartarama.com 

    Contact us through the website: Contact Art of The Carolinas

    CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER!



    [Back To Top]