Artists Needed for Airlie Gardens’ Owls Art Exhibit, Coming July 2021

Posted February 25, 2021 at 11:10 am     Category: News ReleaseParks and Gardens

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 owls for the gardens’ newest art exhibit, It’s Owl Good.

The artist-designed owls will be placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy as part of their garden experience, from July through December 2021.

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. Artist applications are due by Monday, March 15 and can be found here.

“This new outdoor exhibit will give artists an opportunity to capture the beauty and majestic nature of the owls in 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 ninth-consecutive year that Airlie Gardens has hosted an art exhibit. For more information about It’s Owl Good, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the future exhibit, visit


Media and Sponsorship Contact:
Janine Powell
(910) 798-7703

Artist Contact:
Rebecca Pearce
(910) 798-7709

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