At 38,000 square feet and with 900 parking spaces, TheArtWorks is the largest space for artists in the Wilmington area. They’re located in a revitalized part of the original Block Shirt Factory, located at 200 Willard Street just a mile from downtown. 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.

There new Fine Art Gallery opened in Spring 2016. This complements the already existing working studios and mini-galleries. All working studio space comes with 24 hour access.

More than 50 artists actively create and sell their art through studios in TheArtWorks. The range of mediums for sale includes original fine art, sculpture, jewelry, glass, pottery, photography, metalwork and unique handmade gifts. The studios feature work spaces and mini galleries.

Gallery space at TheArtWorks

TheArtWorks includes 9,000 square feet of beautiful gallery space that’s perfect for both art exhibits and private events. Wedding receptions, bar or bat mitzvahs, trade shows, galas or other events would find a home here.

The best ideas are those that spread. With that in mind, TheArtWorks also has an educational space with classrooms where one can go to learn a range of performing arts including voice, drums, and guitar. If that isn’t enough, TheArtWorks Art Trash program provides arts education to economically disadvantaged members of the community from age 6 to adult.

TheArtWorks, located at 200 Willard St., is sandwiched between Greenfield Grind Skate Park across the street and Optimist Park against the Cape Fear River.

The gallery and studio artist galleries are open on Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-3 as well as on the fourth Friday of the month from 6-9 pm.

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