For Audiences

Find Local Events or Plan a Trip to Southport, NC!

Luna Sea Brass

For Performing Artists

Share Your Work, Find Venues & Resources

Painting at the Marina

For Creative Artists

Local Artists: Showcase Your Art & Find Resources

Support Local Arts

For Patrons of the Arts

Help make Southport a place where arts thrive!

Welcome to Up Your Arts

This Ain't Your Grandpa's Southport!

Southport, North Carolina, is about as close to paradise as you can get. An idyllic coastal community with a small-town feel is what draws many to visit. But Southport isn't the quaint fishing village it was 70 years ago.

Today Southport and the surrounding areas of Brunswick County offer a vibrant arts community that is quickly building a reputation for Southport as one of the coolest coastal art communities in the state.

Celebrating the Arts in Southport

Up Your Arts was founded to provide a vehicle to help promote and foster the rapidly growing Southport arts community. Part arts council and part grassroots movement, Up Your Arts focuses on four key goals:

Up Your Arts Goals

  • To Promote

    We strive to promote the rich creative and performing arts scene in the greater Southport area.

  • To Elevate

    We seek to elevate the audience’s knowledge  and appreciation of the wide variety of arts available.

  • To Encourage

    We work to encourage creative and performing artists to share their art by giving them venues to do so.

  • To Connect

    We endeavor to provide a welcoming place to raise up new artists and connect existing artists in the Southport area.

Be a Part of the Arts

UYA In the Media...

Press Release - Open Doors Artist Reception

Sep 15 2021

UYA Newsletter

Whats Up Your Arts Newsletter

Oct 2 2021

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

John F Kennedy

Get Into the Arts

Subscribe to our newsletter, What's Up Your Arts, to stay up to date about all the happenings and news around the Southport arts community.

Drop a Tip in the Jar

Show your support for Up Your Arts and our mission to foster, promote and advance a fun, cool artistic environment in Southport with your tax deductible donation.


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