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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Sep
20
to Jan 31

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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Sep
28
to Nov 10

Exhibition "Opening the Curtain" Fifty Years of Image, Word, and Song

Renowned photographer, author, and museum curator Brian H. Peterson will exhibit his life story in photographs, words and music at theArtWorks fine art gallery beginning September 28, 2019

 theArtWorks™, a first-of-its-kind international art community with working studios, event space, a fine art gallery and more, in Wilmington, North Carolina, will host the exhibit Opening the Curtain: Fifty Years of Image, Word and Song  drawn from the works of  Brian H. Peterson, from September 28 to November 10, 2019.

Peterson has been a passionate explorer of the creative life for over fifty years. His fine art photographs have been featured in more than 60 solo and group exhibits at galleries and museums from Philadelphia to Houston to Washington DC, and his work is in over a dozen prestigious museum collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Library of Congress.

Also a prolific and critically acclaimed author, curator, and arts administrator, Peterson was the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1990-2013), where he authored several pioneering scholarly monographs and was the editor and principal author of the landmark publication Pennsylvania Impressionism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002). He has lectured widely on Pennsylvania Impressionism and its connections with the larger story of American art, and his critical writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, American Arts Quarterly, and The Photo Review.

He is also the author of three collections of essays and personal stories, The Smile At the Heart of Things (2009), The Blossoming of the World (2011), and I Give My Eyes… (2018). His books have been reviewed in USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Trenton Times, The Allentown Morning Call, and numerous other publications and blogs.

His haunting photographs see the world through a poet’s eye and a curator’s lens, exploring light and shadow, surface and atmosphere, with a uniquely personal vision rooted in both his spiritual life and a lifelong fascination with mortality and transfiguration. Featuring more than 150 images from 17 bodies of work, as well as Peterson’s videography, books, and music, the show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the work of a serious and thoughtful artist who not only has mastered traditional lens-based image-making but has ventured into such diverse territory as digitized self-portraits, abstraction, and plastic toy cameras. The work, along with copies of his books including signed copies of his latest publications, will be available for purchase during the exhibition—truly must-have collectibles from a world-class artist whom the former director of the Lancaster Museum of Art, Ellen Rosenholtz, described as follows: “Peterson’s photographs transcend the realm of objects to speak about matters of the soul.”

About theArtWorks™

theArtWorks™ is a developing global art destination with an artist village (working studios), event space, fine art gallery, and more housed in what was once the Block shirt factory in Wilmington, North Carolina. Its 30,000 plus sq. ft. is devoted entirely to creating, displaying, and celebrating art. The studios provide private workspace to painters, photographers, film makers, sculptors, writers, and glass worker etc. The “Art Lounge” (the Blue Monkey) hosts artistic expression and collaboration through music, poetry jams, comedic presentations, and space for private parties. Gallery Verrazzano, one of the largest display spaces in the Wilmington region, provides an opportunity for artists, collectors, and the general public to celebrate and explore some of the finest art that both Wilmington and the world have to offer, showcasing local artists and international visiting shows as well as offering an unusual and creative event venue. 

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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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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
23
6:00 PM18:00

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.



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