Due to possible impacts from Hurricane Ian we have decided to postpone the 27th Annual Art in the Arboretum Show and Sale. The show will now run Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6. 

The Sip, Savor, and Sale party (by invitation) will now be held Friday evening, November 4 between 6 pm and 9 pm.

The 27th Annual


Art Show & Sale - Two Shows in One!

Traditional Gallery Show & Outdoor Art Festival Show at the New Hanover County Arboretum

Check out our Blogs for more information on the Show and Sale.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Sip, Savor & Shop

Ticketed Reception, Show & Sale

by Invitation Only

6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Menu Items for the Reception

grilled stone fruit (peach/plum/cherve/boiled peanut relish/crostini/fig balsamic

tostones(fried plantain)/scallion aioli/grilled carrot pico de Gallo/herbs

cured local whitefish/cucumber/green tomato chow chow/basil/olive oil

apples/sunflower seed crumble/rye/vache/bitter greens (one - endive/arugula/frisbee/radicchio)/honey gastrique

mushroom tartlett/sweet corn crema/pumpkin seed/poblano piperade

cheese board- NC cheeses/pickles/crackers/jams/nuts/olives/fruits

dessert table - chocolate mousse cake and fruit tart with pasty cream

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Gallery and Booth Displays

Activities for Children sponsored by the Children's Museum

Food Truck at the Circle

Musical Entertainment on the Grounds

Sunday, October 2, 2022

10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Gallery and Booth Displays

Food Truck at the Circle

Musical Entertainment on the Grounds

For more information go to:  artinthearboretum.org

Musical Entertainment for the Art Show and Sale

Sponsors for the 27th Annual Show and Sale

Many thanks to the following businesses within our area who have graciously become sponsors for the event at the Illustrator Level.




Jeff Gordon Chevrolet                            228 S. College Road                                Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact:  910-338-1697                         https://www.jeffgordonchevy.com


 Stone Garden                         5726 Market Street     Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact:  910-452-1619

Johnson Nursery Corporation                    985 Johnson Nursery Rd.                    Willard, NC 28478

Contact:  910-285-1944

Suite 130
Wilmington NC 28403
(910) 256-9480

Red Bank Wine
5815 Oleander Drive
Bradley Creek Station, Suite 130
Wilmington NC 28403

Contact:  (910) 256-9480    https://redbankwine.com/

Business Supporters for the Sip, Savor, and Shop Party

Artists and Businesses Donating for the Raffle

From among the over 100 artists who have registered for this year's show and sale, 18 have graciously donated a piece of their art for the show raffle.  All proceeds from the raffle are applied to sustainable upgrade projects at the Arboretum.

The Plant Outpost 

(donated $50 gift card)

Houseplant shop located in The Cargo District. Originally located within a 20ft shipping container. We offer a curated selection of thoughtfully sourced houseplants and locally made goods and other women-owned brands. Creating a community and safe space for plant lovers to connect.

Casa Prana Sustainable Salon

(donated $50 gift card)

Our mission at Casa PRANA is to provide you with the utmost level of service under a holistic approach in a zen environment, while offering the highest quality ingredients in our products. 

Here at Casa PRANA we strive for a planet that is free of animal cruelty and believe it is our responsibility to be an environmental leader in the beauty industry and giving back to our community.

The Stone Garden

(donated a Bird Bath - $100 value)

Art Selections by Clancy Thompson

Flying Serpent Giclee B/W on archival paper (20 x 26) in a 27 x 33 mat. (value $90)

Sea Angel in the Wind B/W photo (8 x 10) matted in a 16 x 20 frame (value at $65)

Galic Left B/W Giclee on archival canvas in wrap around frame   (value at $75)

Dining Package

Double Happiness in Ogden 

(2 - $30 gift certificates)

Nothing Bundt Cakes

(gift certificate)

Elizabeth's Pizza

(gift certificate)

Enjoy a one hour private lesson on your Apple device in a friendly and comfortable location at Bilzi Mac, 4303 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403.  The time can be broken up into 2 sessions.  Appointment is required and can be set up within 24 hours, anytime Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Call anytime 910-794-7230. 

Bilzi Mac

4303 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403


Businesses Donating for the Silent Auction

The businesses outlined here have graciously donated toward the silent auction component to the 27th Annual Art Show and Sale for 2022.  All proceeds from the silent auction are applied to sustainable upgrade projects at the Arboretum.

(donated a $500 gift certificate for an art purchase)

Art in Bloom Gallery

6866 Main St., Wilmington, NC 28405
grantamyn@gmail.com Contact: 910-679-4257 or 484-885-3037

Hotel Ballast

(donated a $250 gift certificate)

301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact:  910-343-6123

(donated One Room/One Complimentary Night w/Breakfast for 2 People Included)

Down to Earth Imagery 

This is a 1 hour photo session ($500 in value)

Select from any of the following types of sessions:

 individual, family, couples, branding, boudoir 

Location can vary within reason - indoor and outdoor available

You will receive 30+ personally edited web sized images in an online gallery with the ability to download and share 

Offer must be redeemed within 90 days. 

Being offered by Cori Johansen

Weekend Getaway on Topsail Island

Spend 3 Nights in a charming, second row, 4 Bedroom (2 Q, 1 Full, 2 sets of Twin Bunkbeds), 2 ½ Bath House in Surf City, NC.  The “Banana Cabana” sleeps up to 10 people and is on a quiet street with beach access located conveniently in front of the house. Whether relaxing on the screened front porch, listening to the ocean or taking a stroll on the beach, you’re sure to enjoy this special place!

*Peak Season (May 25-September 10 in 2023) and Major Holidays may not be available. Dates and specifics to be coordinated with the owners. (Unfortunately, the owners will be at another event on the evening of September 30, 2022 and will likely NOT be available for questions at that time.)

$ 970.00 Value

Many thanks to Anna Harris, Program Coordinator, and all her volunteers for staffing the Activities Tent for children in attendance at the Show on Saturday and providing fun activities for the kids.

"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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