Art in the Arboretum

An annual fall event, fills the gardens with art and music for a weekend. 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 also in 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.

We are excited to announce a featured artist well known here in Wilmington – J.A. Cobb.  This year the fun copper sculptures of frogs, affectionately known as  “Andy’s Kids,” will be playing throughout the gardens, bringing a display of whimsy and beautiful craftsmanship further highlighting many wonderful works of art provided by participating artists. 

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! But winners will also have the registration fee waived for next year’s show.  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.

A new feature this year will be an exhibit and sale of “Art for Children.”  Our wonderful artists will be preparing beautiful works of art suitable for children.  We look forward to seeing the result of their inspiration. 

Mark your calendars for 2017 show – October 6th,7th & 8th – 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.