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
We strive to promote the rich creative and performing arts scene in the greater Southport area.
We seek to elevate the audience’s knowledge and appreciation of the wide variety of arts available.
We work to encourage creative and performing artists to share their art by giving them venues to do so.
We endeavor to provide a welcoming place to raise up new artists and connect existing artists in the Southport area.
Arts Center Project
(Save the Hall, Y'all!)
Save the Hall, Y'all!
We're working with the City of Southport to preserve the historic Brunswick County Courthouse. Help us turn this landmark building into a center for the arts in Southport!
Plein Air Festival
Artists paint in the open air, following a European tradition popular in the 1800s. This unique festival is great fun! Artist registration is now open for 2023.
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
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