These Local Art Galleries Will Feed Your Soul

by Jun 30, 2017Greater Cape Fear, The Blog

Enjoying the benefits of art is so important. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Picasso said. If your everyday life is feeling a bit dusty, these Wilmington-area art galleries stand ready to provide a splash and a rinse.

Experience these local art galleries and refresh your vision.

Art in Bloom Gallery

Art In Bloom Gallery in downtown Wilmington NC.

Art In Bloom Gallery in downtown Wilmington NC.

This Princess Street gallery resides in a renovated 19th-century horse stable downtown. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and other work by area artists. Check the calendar for openings and opportunities to meet the artists.


theArtWorks in downtown Wilmington NC.

theArtWorks is a huge gallery space in downtown Wilmington NC.

This art village on Willard Street combines art studios and galleries with private venue space for meetings, classes, and events. Art is available to the public Fridays and Saturdays and several artists teach classes. theArtWorks fosters a creative environment for artists and the community.

Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon in downtown Wilmington, NC

Crescent Moon in downtown Wilmington, NC has a large assortment of metal work, art and glass work.

On Front Street in downtown Wilmington you’ll find Crescent Moon, a community-minded gallery of visual art, jewelry, home décor, designer fashion, gifts for men, and more. This is a fun place to stop on Fourth Friday Gallery Nights!

Golden Gallery

The Golden Gallery

The Golden Gallery

This family-owned gallery in The Cotton Exchange features art, music, and more from creative Golden family members. Original seaside watercolors by Mary Ellen Golden are joined by photography from John W. Golden and music by John C. Golden for a gallery that has something for everyone.

Port City Pottery & Gifts

Gifts at Port City Pottery in Wilmington NC

Shop small, shop local in Wilmington NC

Unique three-dimensional art by local artisans is collected in this landmark at The Cotton Exchange. You’ll find pottery, textiles, jewelry, baskets, glasswork, and more in this shop. Local artists offer decorative and functional handmade objects that enrich our lives.

Blue Moon Gift Shops

Blue Moon Gift Shops in Wilmington NC

With more than 100 artisans and retailers filling 8,500 square feet with their wares, Blue Moon Gift Shops in Wilmington NC is a premiere shopping destination for locals and tourists.

This popular hub on Racine is a collection of tiny shops showcasing area artists and artisans. More than a hundred artists and retailers offer a variety of art, jewelry, coastal décor, glass, apparel, photography, food products, baby items, and pottery. It’s a great place to wander!


Eclipse Artisan Boutique in Wilmington NC

Eclipse Artisan Boutique is filled with beautiful artwork, jewelry, paintings and much more.

Before you enter Blue Moon Gift Shops, stop at Eclipse! A lovely gallery with artwork from floor to ceiling, Eclipse offers work from local and regional artists. You’ll find paintings, unique furniture, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography, pottery, and textile work at this gallery.

Art Exposure

ArtExposure on the mainland side of Surf City

ArtExposure on the mainland side of Surf City has exhibits throughout the year.

Artists north of Wilmington flock to Art Exposure, the “big red barn” on U.S. 17 in Hampstead. Here you’ll find studios with working artists, artwork hanging in the main gallery, and a great gift shop. The gallery also offers classes for kids and adults and plenty of art supplies.

Fidler’s Gallery and Framing

Fidler's Gallery in Wilmington NC

Fidler’s Gallery and Wrigley Clocks is located in the Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington NC

This unusual gallery has a little bit of everything—including the time! Wrigley’s Clocks shares space with this gift and art gallery. Whether you need framing, clock repair, or a stroll through an eclectic art gallery, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Fidler’s Gallery.

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