The annual Azalea Festival features the 34th Annual Juried Art Show and Sale sponsored by the Wilmington Art Association. From Friday April 8th through the Sunday, April 10 works of art from over a hundred local artists will be available for viewing and purchase at The Hannah Block Art Center, the former historic USO.
In addition to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, photography and mixed media, there will also be interesting 3D pieces such as glass and sculpture.
The show is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the event is handicapped accessible.
The juror and judge for this year’s show is Chad Smith, a well-known painter who currently lives in Durham. He has been to Wilmington several times to paint outside along the beautiful riverfront. Chad will decide on the winners before the show is open to the public on Friday, and visitors will be able to see his choices.
The Wilmington Art Association is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for area visual artists and craftsmen to get to know and learn from each other, and to make contributions to the community. A percentage of the sales of this show, their biggest yearly event, goes to support its public outreach.
For more information visit www.wilmingtonart.org.