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.

 

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4th Friday Gallery Night 6-9PM

FEATURING: Charlie McGee--certified instructor with acrylics and WOILS.         

PERFORMING LIVE: Kyle Lindley

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. 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.

The ArtWorks™ 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, the ArtWorks™ on Willard Street, is central to the developing district between South Front Street and Third Street, now known as the Cape Fear Historic Byway;  Near Greenfield Lake.

Charlie started her love of painting after years of marriage and moving throughout the state of NC with her husband of 31 years, Phil.  When they would move, she found herself looking for things to, so she became a crafter.  Being an evolving character, she picked up a paint brush one day and hasn't put it down since.  Charlie can look at something and study it until she figures out how to do it...well as long as it isn't cooking.  Lol.  But that is how she learned to paint, at the beginning.  Now She goes to conventions and workshops every year to increase her knowledge in the art world.  She is a certified instructor with acrylics and WOILS, and teaches two classes a week. Charlie has won awards with her paintings and creative thoughts.  She has even been published in an art book for one of her designs. Charlie is a mother to 3 beautiful children, Philip-30, Samantha-27, and Hunter-23.  She has a daughter-in-love, Kim, and two grandchildren, Bella-5, and Trace-7 months.  She also has four legged children which help to calm her spirit when needed. Charlie and Phil are looking forward to being a part of this great community, getting to know the other artists and making new friends. If ever asked what makes her happy she will always tell you creating....but especially her family.  So if you ever need a break from creating, come to her studio and pull up chair, grab a diet coke from her refrigerator, and spend time talking about your family, pets, travel, or your art.  There is always an open door at Charlie's Studio.

Charlie started her love of painting after years of marriage and moving throughout the state of NC with her husband of 31 years, Phil.  When they would move, she found herself looking for things to, so she became a crafter.  Being an evolving character, she picked up a paint brush one day and hasn't put it down since.  Charlie can look at something and study it until she figures out how to do it...well as long as it isn't cooking.  Lol.  But that is how she learned to paint, at the beginning.  Now She goes to conventions and workshops every year to increase her knowledge in the art world.  She is a certified instructor with acrylics and WOILS, and teaches two classes a week.

Charlie has won awards with her paintings and creative thoughts.  She has even been published in an art book for one of her designs.

Charlie is a mother to 3 beautiful children, Philip-30, Samantha-27, and Hunter-23.  She has a daughter-in-love, Kim, and two grandchildren, Bella-5, and Trace-7 months.  She also has four legged children which help to calm her spirit when needed.

Charlie and Phil are looking forward to being a part of this great community, getting to know the other artists and making new friends.

If ever asked what makes her happy she will always tell you creating....but especially her family.  So if you ever need a break from creating, come to her studio and pull up chair, grab a diet coke from her refrigerator, and spend time talking about your family, pets, travel, or your art.  There is always an open door at Charlie's Studio.

Kyle Lindley-A native of the Wilmington, NC area, Kyle Lindley began playing and writing at the age of 14. He began playing professionally in Charlotte while attending UNC-Charlotte. Starting with Bob Dylan, his fascination in Folk music grew immensely affecting his writing. Brought up on legends such as Van Morrison, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie and Jerry Jeff Walker, Kyle began a journey of traditional interest in roots music. Now he is writing well-crafted and critically acclaimed songs of contemporary and Old Time reference.