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A Note About COVID-19

2020 has been a difficult year. COVID-19 has dealt unspeakable damage to people all around the world, including right here in Southport. Up Your Arts continues to closely watch the situation and is committed to maintaining ongoing safety precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are committed to continuing to promote the arts in Southport in a safe way during these trying times. We appreciate your cooperation, your patience, and your compassion, and we hope that we can all get back to enjoying the arts live and in person very soon.

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

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!

Live from R&B's House!

Listen Up Southport!

In a time of pandemic with folks staying home and socially distancing, Live from R&B's House brings arts culture into your home with virtual shows spotlighting local musical acts.

Moore Street Project

View Local Artworks

Up Your Arts is pleased to display the works of local artists in the heart of Southport with The Moore Street Project. Head over to Moore Street Market for good food, drink, and local art!

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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