To preserve the historic property of Yates Mill and teach people how corn meal was made.
To perform fine choral music, primarily masterworks with orchestra; to promote the choral art; and to enrich the cultural life of the singers, audience, artistic community and community at large.
To promote the appreciation and writing of poetry throughout the state, through readings, workshops, and annual contest, and special programs (at Weymouth Center for the Humanities, Southern Pines NC).
To produce "The Lost Colony", America's Premiere Symphonic Outdoor Drama, written by Pulitzer-Prize winner and native North Carolinian, Paul Green.
To promote and preserve the art and history of quilts through education of its members, and to inspire community involvement.
To expand the artistic opportunities of citizens of the triangle in viewing and creating new work.