theArtWorks™

theArtWorks™ houses  a 7K square foot gallery, artists studios, coffee shop, wifi, and more.  The gallery gives artists a place to work their work, the community an event venue.  Studios include workspace, individual galleries and shop.  Meeting and classrooms are also available. And of course, the coffee shop and wifi enhances space for conversations, meetings, and social interaction.

 

May
24
to Oct 9

Artists' OPEN Studios Friday 11-7 Saturdays 11-5

OPEN Friday’s 11-7 Saturday’s 11-5

OPEN Friday’s 11-7 Saturday’s 11-5

theArtWorks™ Mission is to Enhance the Community, Assist the artist, Contribute to the Revitalization of Downtown Wilmington. To Preserve Wilmington's commercial landmarks. Establish an international destination. To increase the livelihood of local artists and provide a place to create and display all types of art.

TheArtWorks™ is an art village showcasing Wilmington’s vibrant visual, literary, and performing arts. TheArtWorks™ provides art studios, gallery space, educational opportunities, and an event venue with the mission to foster a creative environment for artists and enhance Wilmington’s cultural community through art.
50+ artists actively create art and sell their wares through studios in TheArtWorks™. The range of mediums for sale includes original fine art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, photography, glass, block print, copper art, and unique handmade gifts.

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Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale at theArtWorks™
May
17
to May 19

Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale at theArtWorks™

We’re proud to host the Silver Arts this year!

Silver Arts is a creative expression; a major component of the traditional athletic competition of the YMCA of Southeastern NC Senior Games. Senior Games By the Sea-Silver Arts. 3 Days!! @ theArtWorks™️. The exhibition exemplifies the philosophy that strives to keep seniors Healthy, Active, and Involved. Silver Arts unites Athletes and Artists. 109 Artists entered in Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, and Literary Arts!

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Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Performing at theArtWorks™: Five Letter Word

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Five Letter Word make their Wilmington debut!


Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. Made up of Leigh Jones (vocals, guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (vocals, fiddle, guitar) and Audra Nemir (vocals, bass), this Portland, OR-based trio of powerful women draws on influences such as The Wailin’ Jennys, Dixie Chicks, and The Wood Brothers, blending their signature harmonies into a sound that is "uniquely infectious” and show that is “delightful, with a few unexpected twists." Their new album, Siren, debuted at #17 on the National Folk DJ Chart for January 2019. Check out their website: https://fiveletterwordband.com/

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
$10 suggested minimum donation.

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights

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Friday, March 22nd, from 6-9pm, we'll be celebrating the Exhibition and Sale of work from our Art Village artists while enjoying the sounds of from Al DiMarco. We're having a special guest, sculptor Paul Hill, introduce his piece "Prey with Ease", a permanent addition to theArtWorks™. As a kick off for Cape Fear Craft Beer Week, we'll be serving samples of beer from our new South Front District neighbors, New Anthem Beer Project! We're raffling a piece from Meroe Wheatley for our art scholarship raffle, and, as always, our Art Village is open for your browsing pleasure.

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Arts Friendly Meet-up
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Friendly Meet-up

This Saturday, Arts Friendly is hosting a meet-up in our Gallery Verrazzano. This is an excellent chance to mingle with people who support the arts in Wilmington and chat with those having similar art interests. The Meet-up is open to all, plus there will be beer, wine and snacks. 

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Artists at theArtWorks™ Art Exhibition and Sale
Mar
1
to Mar 30

Artists at theArtWorks™ Art Exhibition and Sale

The Artists at theArtWorks™ Art Exhibition and Sale will be a showcase of art from our Art Village. We’ll have representation from many different two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums. The show will last from March 1st until March 30th in our Gallery Verrazano, with extended hours in addition to our usual open times. On Fourth Friday, March 22nd, we’ll be introducing artist Paul Hill’s sculpture “Pray”, a permanent addition to our facility.

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

January's Fourth Friday

Come experience Fourth Friday Gallery Nights at theArtWorks™! We're welcoming the new year with live music from Susan Savia, our monthly art raffle, and new art in our Art Village!

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.

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Fourth Friday at theArtWorks™!
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fourth Friday at theArtWorks™!

Stop by this Fourth Friday to enjoy some of Wilmington's most vibrant art! We're having live music from local keyboardist and accordionist Al DiMarco as well as a raffle for Mossy Fox Studio's wood-burned "Keepsake Box"! We'll also have a visiting Fairy Hair artist, Rebecca Lee! You can get your hair done for only $20! Come out and celebrate art with all of us at theArtWorks™! 

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May
25
6:00 PM18:00

4th Friday Gallery Nights 6 PM - 9 PM

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TheArtWorks™ houses an art village and galleries showcasing Wilmington, North Carolina’s vibrant arts community. 50+ local artists actively create and sell original Art through their studios inside TheArtWorks™. The range of mediums available include fine art Oils, Watercolor, Pastels, and Acrylics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Pottery, Blown and Fused Glass, Mosaics, Fiber Art, Clothes, Scarves, Fashion Design, Wood Carving, Mixed Media, Drum and Guitar instruction, Photography, and Unique Original Art gifts. Their studios feature personal work space and mini galleries. TheArtWorks™ also includes classrooms where a wide variety of arts classes are taught, including voice, drums, and guitar, photorealistic colored pencil drawing, among other art related classes.

4th Friday Gallery Nights are free monthly events where downtown area galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilmington.
Enjoy some refreshments, and experience Al Dimarco Jazz musician, key board, accordionist http://aldimarco.com/, as you stroll the avenues inside theArtWorks™ . 
Taking place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, the self-guided tours have made the downtown area downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale

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Silver Arts is a creative expression; a major component of the traditional athletic competition of the YMCA of Southeastern NC Senior Games. Senior Games By the Sea-Silver Arts. 3 Days!! @ theArtWorks™️. The exhibition exemplifies the philosophy that strives to keep seniors Healthy, Active, and Involved. Silver Arts unites Athletes and Artists. 50+ Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, and Literary Arts

  

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

4th Annual UpScale ReSale Habitat Restore @theArtWorks

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http://www.capefearhabitat.org/upscale-resale/

The UpScale ReSale & Design Challenge is in its fourth year, and is Wilmington’s most creative interior design competition! This 2-day fundraising event brings together local design firms who are challenged to utilize ReStore resources to upcycle, recycle, and repurpose donated items into beautiful vignettes. All items are then made available for resale to benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Event Dates:
VIP PREVIEW PARTY & SALE – Friday, May 4
6 pm - 9 pm
Advance Tickets: $35 | Door Tickets: $40
Purchase Tickets: bit.ly/UpScale2018VIP
Friday night’s VIP Preview Party & Sale is especially exciting as celebrity judges hand down 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. VIP ticket holders then vote to elect the “People’s Choice Winner” and have the opportunity to purchase the professionally repurposed items before general admission on Saturday. Ticket price also includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.

GENERAL ADMISSION & PUBLIC SALE – Saturday, May 5
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All tickets: $5
Purchase Tickets: bit.ly/UpScale2018GA
Saturday’s general admission provides ticket holders the opportunity to view designer vignettes and purchase professionally repurposed items not sold during Friday night’s VIP Preview Party & Sale. All vignettes are on full display with designers on hand to showcase their work.

YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Donate: bit.ly/UpScaleDonate
Can't make this year's UpScale ReSale? You can still help us meet our 2018 goal of raising $35,000 to support our mission of building homes and hope by making a one-time donation to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.

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May
4
6:00 PM18:00

4th Annual UpScale ReSale Habitat Restore @theArtWorks

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The UpScale ReSale & Design Challenge is in its fourth year, and is Wilmington’s most creative interior design competition! This 2-day fundraising event brings together local design firms who are challenged to utilize ReStore resources to upcycle, recycle, and repurpose donated items into beautiful vignettes. All items are then made available for resale to benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity! TICKETS: www.capefearhabitat.org/upscale-resale/

Event Dates:
VIP PREVIEW PARTY & SALE – Friday, May 4
6 pm - 9 pm
Advance Tickets: $35 | Door Tickets: $40
Purchase Tickets: bit.ly/UpScale2018VIP
Friday night’s VIP Preview Party & Sale is especially exciting as celebrity judges hand down 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards. VIP ticket holders then vote to elect the “People’s Choice Winner” and have the opportunity to purchase the professionally repurposed items before general admission on Saturday. Ticket price also includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.

GENERAL ADMISSION & PUBLIC SALE – Saturday, May 5
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All tickets: $5
Purchase Tickets: bit.ly/UpScale2018GA
Saturday’s general admission provides ticket holders the opportunity to view designer vignettes and purchase professionally repurposed items not sold during Friday night’s VIP Preview Party & Sale. All vignettes are on full display with designers on hand to showcase their work.

YOU'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Donate: bit.ly/UpScaleDonate
Can't make this year's UpScale ReSale? You can still help us meet our 2018 goal of raising $35,000 to support our mission of building homes and hope by making a one-time donation to Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

4th Friday Gallery Walk 6 - 9 PM

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theArtWorks™ and Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County-Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, April 27,  6-9 PM Luis Paschoa performing Smooth Latin and American Classics; Live Music!

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are free monthly events where downtown area galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilmington. Taking place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, the self-guided tours have made the downtown area downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.

TheArtWorks™ is an art village showcasing Wilmington, North Carolina’s vibrant arts community. 50+ local artists actively create and sell original Art through their studios inside TheArtWorks™. The range of mediums available include fine art Oils, Watercolor, Pastels, and Acrylics, Sculpture, Jewelry, Pottery, Blown and Fused Glass, Mosaics, Fiber Art, Clothes, Scarves, Fashion Design, Wood Carving, Mixed Media, Drum and Guitar instruction, Photography, and Unique Original Art gifts. Their studios feature personal work space and mini galleries. TheArtWorks™ also includes classrooms where a wide variety of arts classes are taught, including voice, drums, and guitar, photo-realistic colored pencil drawing, among other art related classes.

theArtWorks™ Mission is to Enhance the Community, Assist the Artist, Contribute to the Revitalization of Downtown Wilmington. To preserve Wilmington's Commercial Landmarks. Establish an International Destination. To increase the livelihood of local artists and provide a place to create and display all types of art.

TheArtWorks™ provides art studios, gallery space, educational opportunities, and an event venue with the focus of fostering a creative environment for artists and enhance Wilmington, North Carolina's cultural community through art.

Located at 200 Willard Street in the revitalized South Front District of Wilmington, North Carolina. A part of the original Block shirt factory complex. TheArtWorks™ is one mile from the heart of downtown Wilmington. A wedding reception, bar or bat mitzvah, trade show, gala, business functions, or other special event can be held within theArtWorks™  7,000 square feet of versatile gallery space. 550+ Seated. Smaller intimate gallery available also.

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

January 4th Friday 6 - 9 PM

It was 5 years ago, in January 2012, that we first participated in the Wilmington and New Hanover County Arts Council's Fourth Friday Gallery Nights. Since then, theArtWorks™ has continued to grow and contribute to Wilmington's art community and small business economy. We now have over 50 working artists, we host classes and meetings, and our Gallery Verrazzano has presented a wide variety of events including parties, fashion shows, and many different art openings. 

In 2018, we are more committed than ever to fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancing the community through art. As well, we offer thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible! 

Looking forward to Al Dimarco entertaining!

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December Fourth Friday!
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

December Fourth Friday!

Visit theArtWorks™ this Fourth Friday! Fine Art, Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Clothes, Scarves, Fashion Design, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Wood Carving, Photography, Sculpture, Original Art Gifts and Cards and more! #theartworkswilmingtonnc #artvillage#FourthFridayGalleryNights

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November 4th Friday Gallery Nights
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

November 4th Friday Gallery Nights

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Get your Black Friday art shopping done during The ArtWorks-Wilmington -Fourth Friday Gallery Night, November 24, 6-9 PM! This is a free monthly event sponsored by Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County where downtown galleries, studios, and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of Wilmington, North Carolina 's art and culture! LOCAL artists Available at The ArtWorks-Wilmington: Fine Art, Jewelry, Pottery, Glass, Clothes, Scarves, Fashion Design, Fiber Art, Mosaics, Wood Carving, Photography, Sculpture, Original Art Gifts and Cards! All our studio artists will also be exhibiting and selling art in their private studios. 

 

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights July 28 6-9PM

Join us for this month's Fourth Friday! Performing live is the Tiki Torch Duo, composed of theArtWorks™ artist Perry Smith and Ed Somech.  The Featured artist this month is Jeanmarie Griffin (featured in photo), specializing in fashion and reuse art. After only a couple of months, she is making a unique impact on theArtWorks™. Come visit her studio in theArtWorks™ Art Village!

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Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Pedestrian Art Celebration

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Sunday, July 16, 1-5pm
Public Reception:  2pm at Expo 216 (Free)
Guided Shuttle Tours: 1pm, 2:45pm and 4pm (Purchase Tickets)

Join us in celebration of the latest installations in the popular Pedestrian Art public sculpture series. Events will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, beginning at 1pm.  A reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Expo 216, 216 N. Front St. at 2:00 p.m. Guided shuttle tours  tickets are $20 and may be purchased online.  Tours will take place at 1:00, 2:45, and 4:00 p.m. 

Pedestrian Art, a program of The Arts Council of Wilmington/NHC, features the installation of 10-12 sculptures throughout downtown Wilmington each year.  The program is made possible through support from the City of Wilmington, The Artworks°™, Craige & Fox LLC, Art in Bloom Gallery, the Dreams Center for Arts Education, and the Downtown Business Alliance. The pedestrian art celebration is being sponsored by Art in Bloom Gallery and Expo 216. 

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Willard Green Pop Up Market SATURDAY 9-4

3rd Annual POP UP Market. Join us! Live Music! Food! Local Artisans, Vendors, Yard Sale and meet the Artists inside theArtWorks™. Between #SouthFront Apartments, #SatelliteBar, and #theArtWorks™.  #T'Geaux Boys Food Truck and #BlockTaco 

TheArtWorks™ is planned art village providing art studios, gallery space, and an event venue-- fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the Wilmington community. Once part of the original Block Shirt factory, #theArtWorks at 200 Willard Street, is central to the developing area between South Front Street and Third Street, now known as the South Front Warehouse District on the Cape Fear Historic Byway. Near Greenfield Lake.

 

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May
26
to May 28

Silver Arts Exhibition and Sale

The 2017 SilverArts competition will once again take place at theArtWorks™ at 200 Willard Street Wilmington, NC. TheArtWorks™ once housed the thriving Block Shirt factory, then the manufacturing of plastic plumbing, and most recently antique cars.  But now this historic building is fast becoming one of Wilmington, North Carolina's premier art villages. Inside you will find an, “Art Village,” of over 50 working artist’s studios. Many of whom will be entering into the SilverArts competition. 

SilverArts is a component of the Senior Games By the Sea, which is a state of NC sponsored program.  Here in Wilmington it is called the “Senior Games by the Sea” and as of this year 2016 has officially become one of the YMCA yearly events supported with participating organizations such as the Wilmington Art Association. This program is a state wide Competition in numerous athletic events and an Art Competition in the 4 Art categories of the SilverArts, the Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts and Performing Arts. 

This event and all the various categories are open to all NC residents age 50 and over.

“The SilverArts, is a celebration of the creative expression of seniors in North Carolina. It is a major component of the traditional athletic competition of North Carolina Senior Games.  In a philosophy that strives to keep seniors healthy, active and involved, SilverArts unites the athlete and artist in a program that recognizes the similarities of both endeavors: discipline, dedication, and pride in one's accomplishments. SilverArts provides a stage for the creative talents of the visual, heritage, literary, and performing artists.  Encouragement and recognition of creative potential and accomplishment is the goal of the SilverArts program.” In Wilmington this program is over seen by the board of the “Senior Games by the Sea.” The events are held throughout Wilmington between the months of April and May.  

 

TheArtWorks™ is honored to host the SilverArts, as their Mission is to theArtWorks™ Mission is to Enhance the Community, Assist the artist, Contribute to the Revitalization of Downtown Wilmington. To Preserve Wilmington's commercial landmarks. Establish an international destination. To increase the livelihood of local artists and provide a place to create and display all types of art. TheArtWorks™ is an art village showcasing Wilmington’s vibrant visual, literary, and performing arts. TheArtWorks™ provides art studios, gallery space, educational opportunities, and an event venue with the mission to foster a creative environment for artists and enhance Wilmington’s cultural community through art. 50+ artists actively create and sell their work through studios in TheArtWorks™. The range of mediums for sale includes original, fine art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mosaics, photography, glass, block print, and unique handmade gifts. Their event venue has hosted, Literary Fairs, Cultural Programs, Fashion Shows, and many other events. They participate in the Forth Friday ArtWalks, and many resident artists are members of the Wilmington Art Association.

The Wilmington Art Association is in the 4th year of participating in the Silver Arts, by sponsoring three of the categories, the Visual Arts, Literary Arts, and the Heritage Arts.   The Visual Arts has all the various sub-categories such as oils, acrylics,watercolor, photography, etc. plus sculptures.   The Heritage Arts sub-categories include pottery, woodcarving, glass, jewelry, quilts and much more.  All the Visual Arts and Heritage Arts sub-categories are judged separately with 2 different judges. Example:  in the Visual Arts, the Oils category is judged separately from Acrylics, etc.  Artists who win 1st,2nd and 3rd place in one of the sub-categories will have the opportunity to go to the State Finals which will be held in Raleigh this Fall.     

With the participation of the Wilmington Art Association sponsoring the Visual & Heritage Arts of the SilverArts, the “Exhibition and Sale” was established to give artists an opportunity to sell their creations.  Artists who have won first, second or third place and decide to go to the State Finals will only exhibit their work since the original piece that won the award can go to the finals. The “Exhibition and Sale” is open to the public at theArtWorks™ for three days from May 26- May 28.

The Wilmington Art Association sponsors this event at theArtWorks™, 200 Willard St., taking over the 7,000 square foot event space. TheArtWorks™ studios are open to visitors Fridays 10 to 6 and Saturdays 10 to 3 as well as Forth Fridays from 6 to 9pm. 

Last year the SilverArts, brought in 360 art pieces in the various categories for the Exhibition and Sale from the Cape Fear Region artists. The Wilmington Art Association is pleased to report that the Visual and Heritage Art of the SilverArts have been recognized as the best and number one in all of North Carolina.  With the help of artists entering the SilverArts theWilmington Art Association hopes to maintain the title of number one in 2017.

 

For more information about the SilverArts contact:

Marty Relan, Wilmington Art Association, SilverArtsCoordinator

910.620.4793 martyrelan@gmail.com

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Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

Tango Nights at theArtWorks™ 7-10

Tango Nights April 15, 7 PM Celebrate Taxes Complete!! at The ArtWorks-Wilmington in collaboration with The Dance Global! Tango Nights is an Ballroom Dancing Event. Formal Attire; Black Tie Optional! Dancing music, light refreshments and cash bar. Tickets through EventBrite. Every 3rd Saturday. Ballroom Dancing defined: formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Sharpen your dance or learn from the beginning at #TheDanceGlobalhttp://thedanceglobal.com/

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Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

4th Friday Gallery Nights @ theArtWorks™ 6-9 PM

FUN and FREE; Friday Night?  A reason to come downtown Wilmington NC? Night with Friends? Date night? Come down to theArtWorks™; this Friday featuring: Lynne Finlay are  featured! Performing: Al Dimarco. Al is a professional musician. Keyboardist, accordionist, singer/songwriter. Providing accordion and keyboard tracks for music productions from my home studio.

theArtWorks™ and Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County-Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, March 24th,  6-9 PM Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are free monthly events where downtown area galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilmington. Taking place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, the self-guided tours have made the downtown area downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.

Our Mission is to Enhance the Community, Assist the artist, Contribute to the Revitalization of Downtown Wilmington. To Preserve Wilmington's commercial landmarks. To increase the livelihood of local artists and provide a place to create and display all types of art.

TheArtWorks™ is an art village providing art studios, gallery space, and an event venue; fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the Wilmington community, through art.

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

4th Friday Gallery Nights @ theArtWorks™ 6-9 PM

 If you’re looking to add great music to your party, convention, wedding or other event, please let me introduce myself and my music to you.I have been entertaining music lovers of diverse age groups from youngsters to older adults including persons with disabilities and active people.

Take a break from the businesses of life and enjoy the songs of the classic American singers and song writers. Likewise, enjoy relaxing to gentle sounds of bossa nova or dancing to the exciting rhythms of Brazilian samba, please listen to my music.

Also included in my repertoire are the standard jazz and pop classics made famous by such luminaries as Elton John, the Everly Brothers, Elvis, the Beatles, and Frank Sinatra.

http://luispaschoa.com/

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Arts in Wilmington Awards January 28 6-9 PM

The awards are 6-9 p.m. Jan. 28 at theArtWorks™  art studios and event space on Willard Street. TICKETS: AIWawards.EventBrite.com

By John Staton #WilmingtonStarNews Staff

People in the arts work hard, often for little or no money, to make the world a better place. For that, a little bit of recognition is in order.

That's the idea behind the first Arts In Wilmington Awards, to be held 6-9 p.m. Jan. 28 at theArtWorks™ art studios and event space on Willard Street. In addition to four honors being handed out, the event will include live music, food, drinks and an after-party.

Craig Stinson started the Arts in Wilmington organization in 2014 as a way to bring together artists, arts professionals and arts advocates. More than 1,600 people subscribe to AIW's weekly newsletter, and Stinson organizes a monthly meet-up and organizes a calendar of arts events.

He said the awards are "a natural progression" for his group that he modeled on the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Awards given annually by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

"I say modeled, but it's really been stolen," Stinson said with a laugh.

The honorees were selected from a handful of nominees whose names were submitted by members of the community. The winners were chosen by a committee of arts professionals who live outside of Wilmington. The honorees are: 

  • In the "individual artist" category, Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Born in Japan, Sueyoshi is a master potter who has lived and worked in Wilmington for decades. A retrospective exhibition of his work, "Matter of Reverence," was hosted by the Cameron Art Museum in 2014-2015.
  • In the "individual" category, Jim and Betsy Knowles, owners of  the ArtWorks studios   and event space.
  • In the "organization" category, DREAMS of Wilmington, which provides young people in need with classes and activities in the literary, visual, multimedia and performing arts.
  • And in the "arts in education" category, Wilmington artist and educator Gabriel Lovejoy.
  • Each honoree gets a plaque along with well-deserved recognition.

    "I've always admired creative people," Stinson said. "Anything we can do to shine a light on that is a good thing."

 

 

 

 

 

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