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  • Discover Your Arts
    Southport is a hotbed of artistic talent, and sometimes that makes deciding your next night out pretty tough.  Up Your Arts is here to act…
    • Art Classes
      BCC’s Southport Center is Southport’s Best Kept Secret Southport and the surrounding areas of Brunswick County are rapidly building a reputation for being steeped in…
    • Artist Opportunities
      Don’t be a starving artist! All over North Carolina there are plenty of opportunities for artists, from residencies to grants, to fellowships and exhibitions with…
      • Artist Opportunities [Expired]
        Drat! You Just Missed These Amazing Opportunities! Expired Opportunities Inside a Grant or Residency Panel Process Details Expired Opportunities Town of Davidson Banner Project Details…
    • Arts Calendar
      Welcome to the Up Your Arts Events Calendar. Really, it’s your calendar. Whether you are looking for something fun to do or to promote an…
      • Submit an Event
        Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Type of Event * Live Performance Open Performance (Jam Session) Gallery Showing Workshop or Class Other (Please Specify) Event…
    • What’s Up Your Arts
      Southport features a rich and varied arts scene, so there is always a lot of news to share! Keep up to date with all the…
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        Get UYA In Your Inbox What’s Up Your Arts Up Your Arts regularly publishes articles on upcoming events, artist opportunities, current projects and more on…
  • Foster Your Arts
    Up Your Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 to support and enhance the creative and performing arts throughout the greater Southport area. Our…
    • About Up Your Arts
      Our mission is to foster, promote and advance a fun, cool artistic environment in Southport. Mission Statement Up Your Arts is a non-profit organization founded…
    • Arts Partnerships
      Our Partners Help Us Do More For The Arts Up Your Arts is very fortunate to have a wide variety of mutually beneficial partnerships with…
    • Contact Us
      Interested in volunteering, becoming an artist, or learning more? Contact us today – we’d love to hear from you. Connect With Us Please make any…
    • Our Story
      Our Story … as published in the August 15, 2018, issue of Southport Magazine It’s no secret to people who have lived in Southport or…
    • UYA Board of Directors
      The Up Your Arts board members determine policies, procedures, and regulations for the conduct of the organization, raise funds to support its programs, and monitor…
    • UYA In the Press
      Extra, extra, read all about it! We’re making headlines all over-Southport’s awesome arts scene is the talk of the town and we couldn’t be prouder.…
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    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…
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    • 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…
    • Up Your Arts is For Performers
      Check out all of the support Southport has to offer to performers Calling all slam poets, one-person bands, jugglers, folk dancers, original rump shakers, and…
    • Up Your Arts is For Visual Artists
      Up Your Arts wants to help you showcase your creations In many ways, it can seem as though creators got the short end of the…
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  • Promote Your Arts
    Up Your Arts works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in our community now and into the future. Besides promoting local…
    • Arts Center Project
      We’re working with the City of Southport to preserve the historic Brunswick County Courthouse, which also served as Southport’s city hall before it succumbed to…
    • Festivals
      Up Your Arts does a lot of events, whether promoting the ones other organizations are putting on, or organizing our own. But sometimes you just…
      • North Carolina 4th of July Festival
        Every year in July, the entirety of North Carolina looks to the coast for the ultimate independence day celebration experience. The North Carolina Fourth of…
      • Southport Plein Air Festival
        The Southport Plein Air Festival is a truly unique experience! An annual event jointly hosted by Up Your Arts and the City of Southport, this…
        • Southport Plein Air 2021
          Please note that this event is past, and the following content is for informational purposes only. 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival Special Acknowledgement To Our…
        • Southport Plein Air 2022
          2022 Southport Plein Air Festival Plein Air 2022 in Pictures! For Spectators For Artists Plein Air 2022 in Pictures! Back by popular demand, the 2022…
    • Live from R&B’s House
      During lockdown, Live from R&B’s House served up live Southport music streamed every Thursday. While the show is no longer underway, we’re leaving the page…
    • Moore Street Project
      This page has been temporarily archived. We look forward to starting art displays again when the pandemic ends! The Moore Street Project provides a way…
    • Southport, Open Your Doors!
      19 Historic Doors. 14 Local Artists. Two Great Causes. One Inspiration. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to…
      • A Call for Artists
        Please note that this call for artists has expired, and the following content is viewable for informational purposes only. “My mission in life is not…
      • A Cool & Fancy Gala
        Please note that this event is past, and the following content is for informational purposes only. Gala Photos Gala Invitation Gala Photos The “Southport, Open…
      • Open Doors Tour
        Please note that this event is past, and the following content is for informational purposes only. Doors on Tour! Take the Historic Door Tour at…
      • Unveiling the Doors
        Please note that this event is in the past, and the following content is viewable for informational purposes only. You’re Invited… Southport, Open Your Doors!…
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  • Support Your Arts
    Up Your Arts was founded on a dream of increased opportunities in the greater Southport area to pursue artistic development and foster a thriving environment…
    • Become a Member of UYA
      We can’t do this without you! Help us realize our vision by becoming a member of Up Your Arts! Your monthly donation will help ensure…
    • Donate
      Financial support is one of the strongest, most effective ways to ensure the continued success of Up Your Arts. Because we are a non-profit organization,…
    • Engage
      We love engagement-and not just the kind that ends with a slow dance and cake (although we’re pretty fond of that kind, too). No, we’re…
    • Participate
      Participation from the community is an enormous way to show your support of local arts. Community involvement lets us know what we’re doing right, where…
    • Promote
      Want to support Up Your Arts but not sure how? Help get the word out by sharing yourself and then link to us to promote…

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