Enjoying the benefits of art is so important. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Picasso said. If your everyday life is feeling a bit dusty, these Wilmington-area art galleries stand ready to provide a splash and a rinse.
Experience these local art galleries and refresh your vision.
This Princess Street gallery resides in a renovated 19th-century horse stable downtown. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and other work by area artists. Check the calendar for openings and opportunities to meet the artists.
This art village on Willard Street combines art studios and galleries with private venue space for meetings, classes, and events. Art is available to the public Fridays and Saturdays and several artists teach classes. theArtWorks fosters a creative environment for artists and the community.
On Front Street in downtown Wilmington you’ll find Crescent Moon, a community-minded gallery of visual art, jewelry, home décor, designer fashion, gifts for men, and more. This is a fun place to stop on Fourth Friday Gallery Nights!
This family-owned gallery in The Cotton Exchange features art, music, and more from creative Golden family members. Original seaside watercolors by Mary Ellen Golden are joined by photography from John W. Golden and music by John C. Golden for a gallery that has something for everyone.
Unique three-dimensional art by local artisans is collected in this landmark at The Cotton Exchange. You’ll find pottery, textiles, jewelry, baskets, glasswork, and more in this shop. Local artists offer decorative and functional handmade objects that enrich our lives.
This popular hub on Racine is a collection of tiny shops showcasing area artists and artisans. More than a hundred artists and retailers offer a variety of art, jewelry, coastal décor, glass, apparel, photography, food products, baby items, and pottery. It’s a great place to wander!
Before you enter Blue Moon Gift Shops, stop at Eclipse! A lovely gallery with artwork from floor to ceiling, Eclipse offers work from local and regional artists. You’ll find paintings, unique furniture, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography, pottery, and textile work at this gallery.
Artists north of Wilmington flock to Art Exposure, the “big red barn” on U.S. 17 in Hampstead. Here you’ll find studios with working artists, artwork hanging in the main gallery, and a great gift shop. The gallery also offers classes for kids and adults and plenty of art supplies.
This unusual gallery has a little bit of everything—including the time! Wrigley’s Clocks shares space with this gift and art gallery. Whether you need framing, clock repair, or a stroll through an eclectic art gallery, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Fidler’s Gallery.