Written by: Susan Buteau
Not only does the month of May bring forth flowers, but it also brings Art to Wilmington, especially during Memorial Day weekend. The Orange Street ArtsFest and the High School Art Show will be going on in and around the Hannah Block Community Arts Center, plus about a mile south, theArtWorks will be hosting the 2018 Silver Arts Show and Sale. Please come! Art in many forms and styles will be occupying the Verrazano Gallery in the theArtWorks at 200 Willard Street, across from Greenfield Lake and Park.
YMCAs across the state of North Carolina offer sporting, performance, and art events in the spring for the over age 50 group. In the Wilmington area, all events are called Senior Games by the Sea. We have the best name, hands down. Sporting events take place from April 12 through May 9 and are handled through the Y.
The Wilmington Art Association collaborates with the Y to bring the art portion – Silver Arts – to the community. This year, show chair Janet Johnson from the Wilmington Art Association and Y representatives Bridget Carroll and Wendi Epps are working together to make this a great event. One of the special aspects is that it is open to artists of all levels, first-timers to professionals.
Visual art mediums include oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, collage, and mixed media, sculpture and jewelry making. Heritage Arts are exhibited and can be for sale. These include handmade talents that have been around for a long time such as quilting, knitting, and woodturning. Literary Arts are incorporated in the show, too. Writers are encouraged to submit poetry and short stories that will be available for attendees to read. All entries will be judged, and ribbons will be awarded to the winners.
The show is free and open to the public!
Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
* Friday, May 25 it will be open until 9 pm theArtWorks is part of the Fourth Friday Art Open House Tour – always fun.