Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Thalian Association Community Theatre seeks artists for annual Orange Street ArtFest

The 23rd annual Orange Street ArtsFest will take place this weekend on Orange Street between Front and 3rd Streets in downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily/Courtesy Thalian Association Community Theatre)
Orange Street ArtsFest is accepting artists to apply for its 28th annual event. (Courtesy Thalian Association Community Theatre)

WILMINGTON — Calling all artists: The 28th annual Orange Street ArtFest is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and features almost 100 artisans and creators selling their unique works.

Orange Street ArtFest, presented by The Thalian Association Community Theater, is the biggest springtime arts festival in downtown Wilmington, featuring artists from North Carolina and surrounding areas. The festival will be held May 25-26 on Orange St., next to Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, and on 2nd to Dock St., along with artists inside the building. 

Applicants interested in having their work featured in the festival should 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.

Early online registration opens Feb. 1 and closes March 4 for $145. After March 4, registration will be $165.

For more details about booth rental, deadlines and applications, visit wilmingtoncommunityarts.org or email Stacie Smith at ssmith@thalian.org.

Artists are eligible for awards and up to $550 in prize money.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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