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 6PM-9PM

Featured Artist: Boutique SunRaye Rita McCall, Jewelry Designer

Entertainment: Luis Paschoa Smooth Latin and American Classics

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.

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.

Boutique SunRaye is a working studio; a place to find unique handmade jewelry for women and children. Rita McCall handcrafts custom made jewelry available also.

January Luis Paschoa, a Wilmington, NC resident, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and moved to the United States in 1993. His passion for music began when he was five. Listening to his mother playing classical piano, Luis stared at the ceiling envisioning himself on the stage. “The smooth notes my mom plays come from heaven and go straight into my heart!”

Luis began to play guitar and bass after listening to the Beatles and bossa nova music from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. He credits the pop star Rod Stewart and the late rock singer Jim Morrison as a major influence on his singing. The recordings of jazz icon Dave Brubeck and rock star Paul McCartney inspired his bass lines.Luis Paschoa

Older brother Ronaldo Paschoa was a great guitar teacher to Luis, and the two performed in the band Fragata. He recorded three records in Brazil in the 80s and 90s under new wave and pop rock influences. Luis performed in many concerts and taped television shows in the South of Brazil. 

Earlier Event: February 27
4th Friday gallery Night 6PM - 9PM
Later Event: April 4
Artists OPEN Studios