NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The 23rd annual Art in the Arboretum has been rescheduled to November 2-4 because of damage to the Arboretum from Hurricane Florence. The event was originally planned for October 5-7. The Arboretum will remain closed to the general public until mid-October for repairs and cleanup of debris.
“The Arboretum grounds will not be safe until several large fallen trees and debris are removed from the gardens and walkways, said Lloyd Singleton, the newly-named county extension director. “Despite damage to shrubs and trees, most of the grounds are in good shape and buildings on the property were not damaged.”
During November’s Art in the Arboretum, more than 130 Wilmington area artists will show their work at the New Hanover County Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive. Paintings and drawings include oils, acrylics, mixed media, watercolors, and graphite, with both hanging and bin art.
In addition, around 20 3D artists will display works throughout the gardens, including sculptures in marble and metal, recycled garden art, and driftwood furniture. Artists will also present smocked children’s clothing, beaded evening bags, and a wide variety of jewelry. Local musicians will provide entertainment in the main tent throughout the show.
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