Up Your Arts is For Audiences

Check out all that Southport has to offer and discover local arts. Whether you're a visitor to our beautiful town, or a resident looking for something to do this week, Up Your Arts is here to serve up more arts-related activities than you can shake a stick at! (Okay, put the stick down.)

Southport, North Carolina is a goldmine of fun and exciting events and activities! Whether it’s an Up Your Arts extravaganza, a Moore Street Market After-Hours special, a traveling ballet troupe performance, or a comic convention, if you’re looking to make unforgettable memories, we’ve got you covered. Up Your Arts collaborates with local performance venues and performing artists to generate an ever-growing list of things to do in the Southport area. Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, we’re positive you’ll find your next adventure somewhere in these lists:

Plan Your Calendar around Local Arts

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Plan Your Vacation Around a Festival

The local art and music scenes are always hopping, but Southport really heats up during these festivals!

North Carolina 4th of July Festival

Celebrate the 4th of July!

The official NC 4th of July Festival in Southport is more than a day–we pack a whole week's worth of fun and sun on our beautiful coast into this crowd-pleasing event!

Southport Plein Air Festival

Plein Air

Artists from all over North Carolina come to the Southport Plein Air Festival each year to paint in the open air, following a European tradition popular in the 1800s. This unique festival is great fun!

Up Your Arts Current Projects

At Up Your Arts, our goal is to make Southport a life-giving harbor for creative and performing arts. To that end, not only do we work to promote endeavors of local artists, we also develop programs to provide arts venues for local creatives. See some of our current projects below:

Arts Center Project

Save the Hall, Ya'll!

We're working with the City of Southport to preserve the historic Brunswick County Courthouse/Southport's former city hall. Help us turn this landmark building into a center for the arts in Southport!

Open Doors

Open Doors

We invited local artists to convert historic doors into art with the entreaty Southport, Open Your Doors!

Weekly Live Music

Weekly Live Music

Get local music in your inbox! We compile all the events around Southport and send it to your inbox every Wednesday.

Help us discover, promote, foster and support local artists by getting involved with Up Your Arts! Here are some of the many ways you can help...

We can't make our vision a reality without your support. Just $10/month makes a difference. Become a member of Up Your Arts today!

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