Artist Call Arts & Parts Runway Challenge

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Arts & Parts Fashion & Costume Runway Contest.  Adult/Senior entries and show will be at our Kentucky Derby Jubilee Fundraiser event at St. James Community Center May 6, 2022.  Youth entires show will be at our 2nd Annual Solstice by the SEA Festival June 18, 2022, at Middleton Park on Oak Island, NC.  This is for all ages, from child to adult.  Entry fee $25. Prizes- Adult $150 1st place, 2nd Ribbon, 3rd Ribbon. Senior $100 1st place, 2nd Place Ribbon, 3rd Place Ribbon. Fascinator Hat $100 1st Place, 2nd Place Ribbon, 3rd Place Ribbon. Entries may be limited or capped.  See for more

Link to Application

Link to Entry fee

Save -A- Vet News & Events

Hello Local Artists,

On November 6th, Save A Vet Now, a local non-profit dedicated to veteran suicide awareness and prevention, will hold its Artwork Can Save A Vet Fundraiser to benefit its Veterans Outreach Program administered by Wilmington’s Coastal Horizons. One hundred percent of the proceeds are earmarked specifically for the treatment of local veterans with suicide ideation.

The event will spotlight artwork produced by local veterans, but the main idea is to feature local artists wishing to donate a piece of their own artwork to this worthy cause. Marketing will center on the theme of Local Artists Helping Local Veterans.  Sales will be made by silent auction, with a minimum starting bid set at 80 percent of retail value and with appropriate minimum increments.

If you are willing, please provide artwork of any size which is reflective of your best effort. Contributions should be in a state comparable to retail sales.  Paintings must be originals and suitably framed.  Please provide your name and contact info, your company if applicable, a description of your donation, and the suggested retail price for your contribution. Save A Vet Now will recognize your donation in letter form which you can use for tax purposes.

  • Save A Vet Now will accept donated artwork from 1:00PM to 4:00PM on September 25, 2021 at Inspirations Dance Centre at 91 W Boiling Springs Road, Southport NC 28461.

Please check back for more artwork collection sites to be announced.


The NEA Big Read Cape Fear

Thank you for your interest in The Big READ: Cape Fear.
Brunswick Arts Council is pleased to be the partner in this brand new project with 3 counties working together under an NEA Grant. Each year we will select a new book for the Big READ.
We are pleased to have as many Brunswick County resident who would like to participate.
The project  takes place from October 2021 to April 2022.
The House on Mango Street is the selected as the book.  FYI we are distributing 20 copies to each  of the 5 Brunswick County Libraries.  In addition other copies are being given to Senior Centers and for homeschool participants.  A total of 200 books will be given across  Brunswick County by BAC.
BAC will give:
- 5 books to each BCSD Middle School Library
- 4 tickets to each BCSD Middle School for the Meet the Author zoom Event on November 4 at Kenan Auditorium UNCW
- April 9 activity in Wilmington TBA
Action To Do:
After reading the book and if any teachers wish to incorporate this book into their curriculum…
1) Your school library can host a book discussion
2) We ask that your students create an original work  of art that “Interprets their community”
They may choose any desired Art form (visual, 3D, performance, writing/poetry, textile, dance, music).
These works can be showcased by Brunswick Arts Council in the spring 2022.
For art project completion submission to your library -March 31,2022
BAC will work with you to collect works & display into the community.
Please track the number of students who read & participate and provide to BAC.
Thank you for participating with Brunswick Arts Council and the first annual The Big READ:Cape Fear.
If there is a related activity you wish to suggest- by all means… we’d love to hear about it! This is a fluid, community project.


Spark the Arts Luncheon & Roundtable November 5th, 2021

Come Network with us- artists, businesses, galleries, teachers, arts-supporters, community & tourism groups and more are welcome!

Spark the Arts is an awareness campaign designed to inspire public participation in the arts across North Carolina by highlighting the unique way the arts lift spirits, bring people together, and heal.

Our goal is to ignite the resurgence of North Carolina’s arts sector from the pandemic by connecting residents and visitors to arts experiences and arts stories across our state.

Come get together with your fellow arts community and businesses at Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451  Let's begin to find out how we are each Sparking the arts in the ebb and flow of the Pandemic.  All  materials and lunch will be provided, $25 registration fee. Veterans are free.

Questions or to register, contact Mary Beth Livers at

NC Arts Council Spark the Arts Website

NC Arts Council Resources for Local Arts Council's