Get Creative, Locally! April 2017 Edition

Hello, fellow Wilmingtonians and Pay For Art Team!

We’ve rounded up some local art events around town for the month of April 2017. Help support not only your community, but artists as well! Check out the list below to find an event for you!

4/3- Call for Artists: Wilmington Paint Out! En Plein Air style paintings around Wilmington. Hosted by the Arts Council of Wilmington; entry fee: $30. Interested in entering? Find out more information here!

4/5- Illustrated Lecture: “From the Fire” artist Shannon Brunskill. This lecture will be held at the Cameron Art Museum in Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall from 6:30 to 8 o’clock pm. For more information about the lecture or to purchase tickets click here and for more information on Shannon click here!

4/6- Bellamy Mansion Art Show: Open to artists 18 years or older. 70% of sales go to the artist and 30% is donated to the Mansion Museum. The entry fee for students is $10 and for the general public it is $20. The show will be on display until May 26th. For more details on this show click here!

4/6- Cape Fear Paint and Wine at River to Sea Gallery: Classes are taught by Rebecca Bush and will include two glasses of wine or beer (Who wouldn’t want to paint while sipping on a drink?). The classes are $40 per person and held at River to Sea Gallery from 6 to 8 o’clock pm. If you can’t make it to this Thursdays class, don’t fret! Classes will be held on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month. To reserve your spot and find out more information check here!

4/8- Wabi Sabi Flou(we)r: find us here Opening Reception. This show will feature Wabi Sabi studio artists and some of their latest work! This is a public event and will be held at Wabi Sabi from 7 to 10 o’clock pm. If you’re interested in this event, more details will be provided here!

4/20- Surf City Fine Arts Exhibit: This event will be hosted at the Surf City Welcome and Visitor’s Center on Topsail Island from 6 to 9 o’clock pm. There is an open call to artists, so if you’re interested in displaying work, find details here. If you’re interested in the event please look at their Facebook page and their website here! Tickets in advance will be $6 per person and $8 at the door. Children under 12, sponsors, and volunteers get in free!

4/26- Emily Martian Art Opening: This event will be held downtown at the Wilmington Tasting Room starting at 6 o’clock pm. Emily’s work will be on display as well the opportunity to talk with her about her pieces.

If you find yourself at any of these events use the hashtags #getcreativelocally or #PFA on social media so we can check them out! We’d love to see you supporting the community!

Artists, if you would like our help in displaying your work at any of these events don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at


(Event information provided by Port City Daily)