Get Creative, Locally! August 2017 Edition

Just like that July is over, and September will be here in the blink of an eye! Take a peak at what we’ve rounded up for the month of August. Like always, get out there and get creative!

8/3: Messy Hands Toddler Art- The NHC Main Library will be hosting an event for you and your toddlers to get creative! The event will be held from 10:00-11:00 am. All of the supplies will be provided, but registration is suggested. You can register by calling 910-798-6303 or by going to

8/4: Art Double Feature: Curious Collaborations- Art in Bloom gallery will be hosting an opening reception for two different shows! Talk about a two for one! The reception will start at 6:00pm and end at 9:00pm. The two shows that will be featured are Making Masks: A collaboration by Elizabeth Darrow and Dave Klinger and Sharing a Room: Plein-Air Art by Carole Osman, Pamela Mork-Keegan, and Linda Sellsa. The opening is free and will also provide wonderful music by flutist Sallie Dunn.

8/7: Color Me Calm- NHC Pleasure Island Library hosts a hour of relaxing coloring for adults. Drop by on Mondays between 1 and 2 pm for coloring and quiet. Supplies and soothing music will be provided. The event is free and no registration is needed.

8/8: Art in Story Park- Take your little one for a quick story and an art based activity afterwards at Story Park next to the Main Library.  This event is free and will provide all of the art supplies! Story times vary from 9:30 am(babies), 10:00 (toddlers), and 10:30 (preschoolers).

8/12: Art Fun in August- The children’s museum of Wilmington will be hosting a small event from 9:00 am – 12:00pm that will allow you and your little ones to play around with different art mediums.

8/21: Total Eclipse of the Art- Eclipse Artisan Boutique will be hosting an Artists meet and greet the day of the Solar Eclipse. This is an event you wouldn’t want to miss! There will be exclusive pieces by local artists available as well. There will also be an original piece of work raffled off, all of the raffle proceeds will be donated to DREAMS of Wilmington.

8/21: Art for the Masses Applications- UNCW Art for the Masses Application will be open starting on the 21st and will close on September 29th. Art for the Masses aims to make local art available to everyone. The event this year is scheduled to be held on November 18th. For more information and applications you can contact

That wraps it up for the month of August, but if you know of more events please let us know! 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!

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