Art in the Arboretum


November 2nd – 4th, 2018

The fall splendor of the gardens provides a perfect backdrop for the largest coastal outdoor art show in North Carolina. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum and the Wilmington Art Association, features local artists’ works, including paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture, and other media.  You will find art throughout the gardens and the gallery. A raffle, silent auction, and performances by local musicians also will be featured. Save the date and plan to attend one of the largest outdoor gatherings of art and music in the area.  

Admission is $5 at the gate and FREE for Active Military, FOA members and Children under 12.

Once again, attendees will cast their ballots for his or her favorite 2D and 3D works. Award ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, in each category, will be awarded. Who doesn’t love to get a ribbon of honor!  People’s choice balloting will be on Friday and Saturday. This is a great opportunity not only for the artists who are participating in this lovely fall event but also for the Art appreciators in attendance to have a voice.

The Friends of the Arboretum are hosting a Members Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, with food, beverages, and live music. The party includes a mobile silent auction (with cellular devices) and a live auction. Tickets for the Saturday evening party are $35 for FOA members and $50 for non members. For more information, or to become an FOA member, please contact Angie Pearsall, at, or call 910.798.7660

Tickets are available at the Arboretum main office during normal business hours M-F 8am-5pm and can also be brought online at this link:


Mark your calendars for 2018 show – November 2nd, 3rd & 4th – It looks to be a wonderful year!


Would you like to be a donor or sponsor Art in the Arboretum; please call 910-798-7660 for more information.