Paint Out Wilmington 2017

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Paint Out Wilmington 2017

Time: May 1, 2017 at 10am to May 6, 2017 at 2pm
Location: The Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County
Street: 221 N. Front St., Suite 101
City/Town: Wilmington
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Phone: 9103430998
Event Type: plein, air, event
Organized By: The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2017

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Event Description

The Arts Council of Wilmington invites artists to Paint Out Wilmington!, its annual plein air in downtown Wilmington, NC, May 1-6, 2017.  Picturesque backdrops abound in North Carolina’s “favorite” city, including the USS North Carolina, a 230+ block National Register Historic District, and a host of unique and contemporary scenes.   

Sponsored by the Arts Council in association with the Wilmington Art Association, Paint Out Wilmington 2017 will feature adult and youth divisions.  The entry fee for the Adult Division is $30.  There is no entry fee for the Youth Division.  Entry fees may be paid online.


The prescribed boundaries are Water St. to 17th St. from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to the Isabel Holmes Bridge.  The artwork will be available for purchase in an open air gallery on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10-2 p.m. in and around Bijou Park in the 200 block of North Front St. 


Adult Division:   Cash prizes will be awarded to: Best of Show - $1000; Second Place - $500; and Third Place - $250.

Youth Division:  Cash prizes will be awarded to Best of Show - $100; Second Place - $50; and Third Place - $25. 

A People’s Choice Award and five (5) Honorable Mention Citations will also be awarded. 


Mike Rooney is recognized as one of North Carolina's top plein air painters and instructors, and he travels from Maine to Key West, Italy and Cuba, teaching and painting for his galleries there.  He has been on the cover of the Art Issue of Cape Cod Magazine and is collected both privately and by corporations.



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