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.


Each year we choose a member's work to showcase on the Spring show poster. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and the winner will be announced at the Holiday party. Send in your best candidate to be used for the 2022 Spring Show poster.

Submit your poster candidate by sending a jpg image to ""


Thursday - December 9, 2021

This is our annual Holiday party and this year we really have something to celebrate and a great year to look forward to! Join the festivities in your fancy party clothes. Good food and good friends make for a wonderful evening.

Reserve your place by clicking here.


April 3 - April 11, 2021

Congratulations to the award winners and a huge thank you to all the members who helped make this one of our most successful shows ever!

Click Here for the list of all winning artworks.

Click Here for the list of the donors and sponsors of the many awards for this year's show. We recommend that you support them as well.

4th Annual Art & The Bloom

January 7 � 10, 2021

Be sure to put this beautiful event on your calendar and support the many WAA artists whose work will be on display and for sale at Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach.

WAA Calendar of Events

Art Opportunities

Member Shows/Awards

General Meetings Dates


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