NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass hearts for the gardens’ newest art exhibit, HeART of the Gardens. These artist-designed hearts will be placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy as part of their garden experience, from July through October 2019.
Artists must apply and designs will be selected based on creativity, craftsmanship, use of materials, the ability to appeal to all age groups, outdoor sustainability, and durability. Applications are due by Thursday, February 28 and can be found here.
“This new outdoor exhibit will give artists an opportunity to capture the “HeART” of Airlie Gardens and share their interpretation with all of our visitors,” said Guest Services Manager Rebecca Pearce. “Our annual art exhibit is always an anticipated addition to the gardens and it attracts thousands of visitors each year.”
This is the seventh consecutive year that Airlie Gardens has hosted an art exhibit. For more information about HeART of the Gardens, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the future exhibit, click here.