28th Annual Art in the Arboretum 

Celebrate the Gardens with Art & Nature

New Features for 2023

Sip, Savor & Shop Opening Reception and Sale

This year's “Sip, Savor, and Shop” event opens our 28th annual Art in the Arboretum.
The reception starts 
on Friday evening, October 13, from  5 to 8pm. 
It will be a wonderful evening of gathering with 
friends, enjoying drinks, partaking in specialty foods,
listening to live music, and shopping among an amazing collection of 75 artisans
spread throughout the 7-acres of the Arboretum's gardens.  

This year musical entertainment will feature El Jaye Johnson. 
He is a one man band and entertainer.



The cost to attend the "Sip, Savor, and Shop" Friday evening event 
is only $35 per ticket. 

Click here or use the QR Code to purchase online.

Please note that the Memberships levels shown below receive complimentary tickets to "Sip, Savor, and Shop"

  • Contributor Memberships - 2 complimentary Sip, Savor & Shop reception admissions
  • Benefactor Memberships - 3 complimentary Sip, Savor & Shop reception admissions
  • Partner & Patron Memberships - 4 complimentary Sip, Savor & Shop reception admissions

To RSVP for your free admissions, copy and paste this email address: 
and send us your name and the names of your guests to register for the reception.   

The 28th Art in the Arboretum will be open to the general public on
Saturday Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday Oct. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. 

New this year: VIP Art Sales Discount Pass

Limited Edition -- just 250 VIP Art Sales Discount Passes

Purchase a pass and receive:

10% off all art purchased,
a Wilmington Art Association tote bag, and
a unique 2023 Art in the Arboretum enamel pin. 

Purchase Price

'Friends of the Arboretum' members - $20

General Public - $25

No ticket printed; "Will Call" at gate check-in, the purchaser will receive a wristband. 

Public Admission Days

Saturday, October 14th, 10-5 pm
Sunday, October 15th, noon-4 pm


Purchase VIP Art Discount Passes here for the Friends Members or general public

Become a Friend

Consider Becoming a Sponsor and FAQs 

Other Pertinent Information About the Weekend


Festival Layout Maps                              

Preview Night Information

Raffle Items

Show & Sale Sponsors

Volunteer Support     

ARTIST REGISTRATION CLOSED                              



"Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


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