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IPCA presents a diverse range of high quality exhibitions, lectures and programs, including educational offerings and special events to Robeson County and the surrounding communities. These exhibitions, lectures and programs provide youth and community members with important insights into the visual and performing arts while learning about the creative processes.
Inner Peace strives to become a recognized cultural hub and authority for cultural enrichment through visual and performing art, while being widely renown for excellence
in creative programming, education, collaboration and leadership development of the arts.
A center for professional and emerging talents.

Due to Covid-19, gallery hours are by appointment only. Please call 910-802-4340 to schedule.

Thank you all for making 2022 an amazing year and supporting the arts!
We are excited at IPCA for what 2023 will bring,
our calendar of events is filling up fast!

See you at the gallery!


$150 per couple

Treat your sweetheart to a luxurious first-class experience full of surprises and love in the heart of downtown Lumberton!

Love is in the air and we are rolling out the red carpet for this event! Join us for an elegant evening of romance as we Live in the moment, Laugh together and celebrate Love at the Gallery. Indulge in a delicious four-course dinner prepared lovingly by Chef Larry Harrison (complete with chocolate fondue and strawberries!) and enjoy the night’s entertainment with your special someone.

Click here to reserve your date night!


“The Walking Brunch”

A delicious portion of unique brunch options prepared by Chef Larry Harrison intended to be enjoyed as you walk through the digital exhibit!

During the Transatlantic Slave Trade, millions of African men, women, and children were kidnapped and sold into captivity in North America and South America. An estimate of two million died during the brutal voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Though enslavement existed in other parts of the world, the unique system that developed in the United States became a racialized caste system rooted in a false, violent and persistent ideas of racial difference.

The stories of enslaved Black people have been uniquely shared throughout history and the journey continues to evolve.

Join IPCA as we share dramatic stories of Black History through a digital experience. Starting from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to stories as recent as Black Lives Matter can be experienced in a digitally artistic form. At the end of the “walk-through” enjoy the digital tribute to the African American artists who impacted the art world.

Exhibit Opening - “The Walking Brunch”
February 19th
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


On View through Wednesday, March 8th

Hours for the exhibit:
Monday – Friday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Public School class reservations encouraged March 1st through March 8th

$28 Brunch + Exhibit (February 19th only)

$5 Exhibit only ($3 Students)

Please RSVP online to guarantee brunch reservations for February 19,
but you can also pay at the door.


The brunches are back!!
4th Sunday Brunch
Sunday, February 26, 2023
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Lumberton

$35 per person

Reserve your spot today!

Guess who’s back!!

Reggie Codrington!
We are honored to have this incredibly talented and well-traveled jazz saxophonist as our house entertainment for 2023. We will continue highlighting various entertainers but draw near, Reggie is here. And you will enjoy his luxurious smooth jazz performance at any of our 4th Sunday Brunches!

An Arts from the Heart sponsored event!


Currently on exhibit
featured works by


The expression of internal and external experiences has always been a thing of interest to Golden. Born December 16th, 1998, Nickalos Golden is a North Carolina-based artist currently residing in Pembroke NC. Working primarily in oils, Golden's work reflects the struggle of being black, male, and Christian. Areas that clash on multiple borders. Drawing inspiration from on high, he attempts to communicate how faith and culture interact with each other while bringing said faith back into the contemporary conversation.

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Rachel F. Stephens is a minister, retired educator, wife, and mother of three adult children, grandmother of six, published author, and the owner of  “A Holy Portion” Art Gallery in downtown Fairmont, NC.


Her love for art was apparent in her early childhood.  As a little girl, she often did her version of family portraits and eagerly awaited a rainy day to create sculptures from the fresh mud.  During her schools days and professional career, her creative input was always solicited in major decorative projects.  Also, her paintings and drawings serve as an influential part of the focused concepts in her published books.


In today’s show, “Out Of Africa”, the pieces presented today are of mixed media. It is my hope that one’s interest would be sparked in understanding what the continent of Africa has to offer both visually and culturally.

To contact Rachel, please email or find her on Instagram and Facebook.


Desiree Thomas is a visual artist born and based in Charlotte, NC. Provoked by her fascination with the human gaze; she explores the idea of seeing and being seen through the interaction of the subject and viewer. She takes a whimsical approach to her renderings where she immortalizes facets of herself in her whimsical and mystifying world. From a young age, Desiree was always drawn to art and other artistic practices however, she didn't have an opportunity to immerse herself in it until moving to Buffalo, NY at the age of 6. Although she moved back to Charlotte at the age of 13, her time up North was very formative in her early artistic development. During her time there, she attended free weekly art lessons at a neighborhood art center named, Molly Olga where she learned painting and ceramics. This center was an outlet where she could escape the inner city influence, participate in community art events and learn from established artists and instructors. Many years later, Desiree attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in 2016. In her most recent years, Desiree continues to hone in on her craft to learn and grow as an emerging artist.


Inner Peace Center for the Arts now has a WINE CLUB! When you become a member, you will enjoy special wine tasting events, discounts, and other perks throughout the year.
Support IPCA and become a member today!


10% off admission price to paid IPCA events
Logo wrist band and wine glass
Admission to 4 seasonal wine tasting events with live entertainment

Invitations to special wine tasting events scheduled throughout the year
(all wine tasting events will have special hor d’ouevres prepared by gallery chef)


Complimentary glass of wine per tasting event
(Printed tickets will be provided)


The Mural Project

On the Chestnut Street side of the gallery building,
an interchangeable mural space is installed.
This space is for
The Mural Project. 

Throughout the year IPCA will showcase various murals that could tell the community's story, create a unique experience downtown, increase appreciation for the arts and artists, and increase the overall attractiveness of the space.

Want to have your mural displayed? Join us at the opening or simply follow us to find out more!


Meet Our Gallery Chefs

Because food is art too.

During events, we like to compliment art and wine with a colorful blend of delicious flavors. Meet Chef Jay, Chef Larry and Chef Steven, our very own fine cuisine specialists. With combined experience and talent, they create a deliciously artful experience for any event.


Do you have a wedding, party or other event/celebration you are planning and need catering? The Gallery Chefs are available for booking. Please visit our Chefs page to find out more about the Chefs and how to get in touch!



Melvin Morris

Sara Voecks
Art & Marketing Director
Graphic Designer

Eric Voecks
Technical Advisor

Burritt "Bucky" Benson III
Resident Artist


Donate to the Arts!

IPCA presents a diverse range of high quality exhibitions, lectures and programs, including educational offerings and special events to Robeson County and surrounding communities. To do this we need you. Your contribution will help us continue to expand and enhance, and grow as a cultural hub providing artistic resources to the community.


Thank you for your support!


Tel. 910-802-4340


302 N. Chestnut Street, 
Lumberton, NC  28358


Wednesday - Friday 10:00a - 2:00p

Guided tours by appointment




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302 N. Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC  28358
Ph. 910-802-4340

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