Arts North Carolina

Show Your Colors!

Order your specialty
ARTS license plate today.

Your plate purchase benefits the work of ArtsNC,
our statewide organization uniting North Carolinians
for the arts.

image of Arts Specialty License Plate

Purchasing your ARTS specialty plate is easy and takes under five minutes!

  1. Have your registration card available. It has all the information you’ll need!
  2. Make sure your registration is current. If it expires in less than 90 days, you must have your car inspected and your property taxes current prior to registration renewal and plate purchase.
  3. Click here to order your plate through the DMV website. Don’t worry, they make it very straightforward!


Prefer to order in person? You may also purchase the plate from your local DMV. Click here to find your closest location.

Have a question about this process? Give ArtsNC a call at 919-834-1411 or email

Top four reasons to get your specialty ARTS plate today:
  1. The plate creates revenue to promote the arts in North Carolina.
  2. It brands North Carolina as “the creative state” and you as a devoted arts supporter.
  3. It also funds the state of North Carolina’s wildflower and visitor center accessibility programs.
  4. It looks fabulous on the back of your car!
Can you help out?

Help promote the program!

Share one of these images through social media:

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Include an ad in your organization’s newsletter or program:

“Show Your Colors” Ads
Half page ad (PDF) – 4.88″x 3.88″
Quarter page ad (PDF) – 2.13″x 3.63″

“Classic Car” Ads
Half page ad (PDF) – 4.88″x 3.88″
Quarter page ad (PDF) – 2.38″x 3.88″

We can create any size to fit your needs!
To request a different ad size, contact Christine Olson at

Order a lobby display:

We have full color license plate display signs and cards for displays.
Contact Christine Olson at for more information.