Orange Street ArtFest searching for artists

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Thalian Association Community Theatre is seeking artists for the 22nd  Orange Street ArtsFest.

It will be held Memorial Day weekend. The street fair will return to Orange Street next to the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, with some artists inside the building.

The juried festivalwill feature more than 80 artists from North Carolina and surrounding states, with local entertainment and refreshments.

If you’d like to apply, you must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. An early bird entry fee of $135 will be offered until April 28 and artists will be eligible for awards and $550 in prize money.

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Thalian Association Community Theatre launched the Orange Street ArtsFest in 1995 to promote the arts in Wilmington and the Community Arts Center (CAC), located in the Historic USO building. Thalian Association Community Theatre has managed the Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington since 1994. The 75-year-old landmark building, long recognized as the center of visual and performing arts, was completely renovated in 2008 and is now known as the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. 
The Orange Street ArtsFest is a family friendly event for visitors of all ages featuring entertainment from Thalian Association Community Theatre and artists who teach and perform in the Community Arts Center year-round.
Another highlight of the festival is the return of the High School Student’s Art Contest Exhibition presented by the Wilmington Art Association. The exhibition features the work of students from public and private high schools in New Hanover County on display with the WWII exhibits in the lobby of the fully renovated Historic USO building.
The Orange Street Artsfest will be held on Saturday May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday May 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Categories: Community, Local, New Hanover

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