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The 30th Anniversary Celebration for Art Loop Wilmington Continues this Friday, November 2

Post Date:10/31/2018 2:30 PM

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Out & About Magazine continue to jointly promote and manage the popular FREE monthly art exhibition

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, City Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz, and Jerry DuPhily of Out & About Magazine invite City residents and citizens around the region to Art Loop Wilmington this Friday, November 2 as the popular art exhibition continues its 30th-anniversary celebration. The Art Loop, a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Out & About, exhibits visual art that will be available for viewing FREE of charge each month throughout the year.

The Wilmington Art Loop is a self-guided exhibition of visual art displayed at galleries, studios, museums and alternative spaces in and around Wilmington. The FREE event draws local and regional art lovers to the Downtown District and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month with the exception of Independence Day Weekend in July 2019, when the Art Loop will take place on July 12.

Some venues offer opportunities to meet the featured artists while patrons enjoy refreshments, and, in some cases, live entertainment is scheduled. Out & About has teamed up with Breakthru Beverage to present complimentary beer, wine or spirit tastings at three Loop venues that rotate each month.

Twenty-four venues will be participating in Art Loop Wilmington on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 5 p.m.

The offerings in November include works by:

  • Award-winning photographer Michael Orhelein at the Studio on Market (219 North Market Street)
  • 4th Annual Ornament show featuring unique handmade ornaments from 20 artists at 3P Gallery (1139 West 7th Street, Suite C) in the city’s Cool Spring neighborhood
  • Pacem in Terris Traveling Youth Peace Exhibition, featuring 25 pieces of artwork created by young people throughout Wilmington
  • Baylor Women Peace Project exhibit at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (1301 North Broom Street)
  • Painter, sculptor and mural artist James Wyatt, known for his 3-D manipulation technique whose work can be seen in the art book for the Academy Award-winning film "Get Out," "Westside Grows Together" mural, and the "W" installation project for the City of Wilmington, will display his work at EatClean (225 N. Market Street).

For a complete list of participating venues and featured artists visit

Art Loop Wilmington’s website is a hand-held guide to the Loop that is easily navigable by gallery location, artist or type of venue – is now more mobile friendly and features the monthly lineup at least two weeks prior to the start of each Art Loop. The site can be accessed at  



Step 1: Review the many gallery openings listed on the Art Loop Wilmington website and choose the openings you wish to attend.

Step 2: Map out your choices and personal route for the evening.

Step 3: Choose your method of transportation.

  • Choice A: The Art Loop Shuttle is a free service provided by the City of Wilmington. Reservations for the shuttle can be made via email at
  • Choice B: Self-guided tours are a go-at-your-own-pace option and offer more freedom to customize your experience.

Can't make this one?  The December Art Loop will take place on Friday, Dec. 7.

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News and information from the Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki 

John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928

Paul Ford Jr. 
Communications Specialist
Mobile: (302) 530-2171

Brooke Chase
Digital & Social Media Manager
Mobile: (302) 605-0026

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