Eclipse fever is sweeping Wilmington, and the place to be during the eclipse is Eclipse Artisan Boutique, of course. The gallery will host Total Eclipse of the Art from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 to celebrate its namesake celestial event.
On that day, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun, blocking our view of the sun. This eclipse is called the Great American Eclipse because it will be visible from almost all of the country. In Wilmington, 96 percent of the sun will be blocked.
A Planetary Alignment of Art
Eclipse Artisan Boutique’s Total Eclipse of the Art will align artists and art lovers for a meet and greet event in conjunction with the eclipse. The free event will offer exclusive artwork commemorating the eclipse. Enjoy refreshments as you admire the art. Take a chance on raffle tickets to win original art—proceeds benefit Wilmington’s DREAMS Center for Arts Education.
Eclipse is a unique artisan gallery on Racine Drive adjacent to Blue Moon Gift Shops. The gallery showcases original paintings, custom furniture, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography, and textile work in an inviting and exciting space. Here you’ll find hand turned pens, watchwork rings, the softest toy alpacas, handmade handbags, hand-forged house numbers, and an array of painting and wall art. You might say this unusual collection eclipses the offerings of other galleries.
An Eclipse Happens Once in a Blue Moon
While you’re at Eclipse for the eclipse, you’ll want to visit Blue Moon Gift Shops, too. Blue Moon Gift Shops is adjacent to Eclipse Artisan Boutique, and everyone loves to wander through the 8,500 square feet of mini-shops featuring more than 100 artisans and retailers. There’s really something for everyone, from coastal décor and lamps to gourmet fudge and local NC food products.
Blue Moon has assembled a unique collection of home accessories, furniture, art and photography, pottery, hand-blown glass, handmade apparel and jewelry, and baby gifts. It’s such a local favorite that Blue Moon has been voted the best gift shop in Wilmington for the past nine years.
Total Eclipse of the Art Is August 21, 2017
On Monday, Aug. 21, stop by Eclipse Artisan Boutique for a celestial event: Total Eclipse of the Art. What better way to mark this sign in the heavens than by enjoying beautiful earthly things with friends?