Our Mission is to Enhance the Community, Assist the artist, Contribute to the Revitalization of Wilmington, Preserve Wilmington's commercial landmarks, and increase the opportunities for artists by providing a place to create, display and sell all types of art; fostering Wilmington as an international art destination.
theArtWorks™, which includes an Art Village with 45+ working studios, as an international art destination, provides a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhances the community through art.
The 7K square feet gallery gives artists a place to show their work, the community an opportunity to admire and purchase fine art, and a venue to host private events. Studios are tailored to resident artists' needs. Also available to artists and the community are meeting rooms and a classroom.
The building we’re located in once housed the thriving Block Shirt factory, then the manufacturing of plastic plumbing, and most recently antique cars. Now, this historic building is fast becoming one of Wilmington, North Carolina's premier art destinations. Follow us and watch the transformation. Better yet, come and see us sometime soon where there is:
ART works FOR THE ARTIST . . . ART works FOR THE ART LOVER
. . . ART works FOR THE COMMUNITY
Simply stated the art works! We are theArtWorks™
“It All Starts with the Arts”
- Art E. Bug