When it comes to the arts, Onslow County residents can take in theater, music, dance, the visual arts and more.
Arts by the Sea
The annual Arts by the Sea festival in Swansboro is a favorite with visitors and locals alike on the second Saturday in June, when waterfront streets are packed with artisans such as woodcarvers, painters, printers, photographers, jewelry designers, basket weavers, fiber artists, storytellers, wine tastings and great food (and that’s just a partial list).
Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from the national and international media, staged 80 world premiere ballets, and toured internationally in China and Hungary. Its principal venue is the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. Call the box office at 919-719-0900.
Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild
P.O. Box 1044
Jacksonville, NC 28541 910-938-7077
The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild promotes arts and crafts in Onslow County and its surroundings through education, social functions and events where artists get a platform to exchange ideas and show and market their work. The CCAC Guild gives children a chance to hone their craft at art camp, and adults can do the same with an upcycled art contest along with the annual Winterfest arts and crafts show.
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
4608 Cedar Ave., No. 105
Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9262
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra performs numerous concerts annually, providing both performance opportunities and educational programs for Wilmington and Cape Fear-region residents that include the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra, a Free Family Concert, the annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition, artist-in-residence programs in area schools and the Wilmington Symphony Birthday Club for young children.