The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists to gain community recognition through shows and exhibitions. It offers a forum wherein artists, local craftsmen, and people interested in the visual arts can exchange ideas, learn from each other, and contribute to the community. It provides educational programs, demonstrations, and lectures, which will lead to better public understanding and appreciation of visual arts.

WAA and Kirah Van Sickle Workshop

The WAA is pleased to announce "Art of the Critique," a workshop with Kirah Van Sickle on February 10, 2018. For details and registration - Workshop

Announcement for the 36th Annual Juried Spring Art Show & Sale

April 7, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The 36th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, the Official Art Show for the Annual Azalea Festival, will be here before you know it! WAA is pleased to announce that this year’s show has been extended over two weekends giving the artists more days to display and sale their work. Other changes are in the works as well and soon to be announced.

Online Submission opens January 8, 2018 closing February 26, 2018. The Show will once again be at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington.

Spring Show Prospectus now available - Prospectus.

Previous 2017 Events

Silver Arts


Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts

The Exhibition and Sale for Visual & Heritage Arts for artists 50 years or older was held Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27, 2017 at the ArtWorks 200 Willard St., Wilmington, NC. Winners qualify for the State Finals held in Raleigh this fall. There were four categories in SilverArts: Visual Arts, Heritage Arts, Literary Arts and Performing Arts. The Wilmington Art Association is sponsoring the Visual Arts and the Heritage Arts categories.

For complete show information - Silver Arts

For list of awards - 2017 Awards

WAA Calendar of Events

Art Opportunities

Member Shows/Awards

General Meetings Dates

BOD Meeting Dates


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