New Venues Add to the Colorful Art Scene

Posted Aug 23rd, 2019 in Weekend Wish List

The Fourth Friday Gallery Walk is back again this Friday night in Downtown Wilmington and continues to be a highlight among both seasoned and novice art lovers. It is a FREE, self-guided tour of around 20 galleries and is an opportunity to celebrate the growing art and cultural scene downtown.

Growth is evident with the recent addition of two more locations. New to the scene last month was Silver Hammer, a design/build company on the Water Street side of the Cotton Exchange buildings where the owners Lorrie and Dennis Brewer are also the resident artists. Dennis designs and builds custom pieces of furniture from different kinds of wood and metal for residential or commercial use. Lorrie incorporates color and texture in her paintings and creates unique decorative pieces for the home.

The newest art gallery in downtown is Gallery Citrine that will host its grand opening today between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at 17 South 2nd Street. Up to ten resident artists and guest artists will collaborate to showcase a diverse selection of art.

Two other places to visit close by are Hey TVM, also on 2nd Street, and Burgwin-Wright House in the 200 block of Market Street. Featured artist Lori Joy Peterson presents “Creativity, Joy and Light” at Hey TVM and Burgwin-Wright will be hosting an opening reception tonight for “Dreams, Visions and Reflections” by Tim Walus.

These locations are just a handful of the many involved in the Fourth Friday Gallery Night. Many are located in the central core of downtown and others are situated in the Brooklyn Arts District to the north and along Castle Street or Willard Street to the south.

Taking part is easy—just show up at one of the galleries listed here, pick up a map and enjoy!

Getting around downtown is easy. Take advantage of 90 minutes of FREE parking in the City or County parking decks on 2nd Street. On-street parking is also available downtown for $1.50 per hour and you can pay by credit card or with a smartphone app and it's FREE after 6:30 p.m. Then, hop on the FREE trolley that runs from the Brooklyn Arts District along Front Street to Castle Street and the South Front District. You can hail a trolley in most areas along its designated route.

Fourth Friday Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Visit The Arts Council Website

Visit Silver Hammer Website

Visit Hey TVM Website

Visit Gallery Citrine Website

Visit Burgwin-Wright House Website

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Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County
221 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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