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 happenings hosted by our partners and others, we have added a variety of new, ongoing programs, festivals, and one-time events that have expanded the audience for all kinda arts in the area.

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.


Up Your Arts does a lot of events, whether promoting events other organizations are putting on, or organizing our own events. But sometimes you just need to go a little bigger. That's why Up Your Arts has teamed up with local and state municipalities to help put on these annual festivals.

Independence Day in Southport

Celebrate the 4th of July!

Southport's Independence Day Festival is more than a day, we pack a whole week's worth of fun and sun on North Carolina's beautiful coast into this crowd-pleasing event!

Southport Plein Air Festival

Plein Air

Artists paint in the open air, following a European tradition popular in the 1800s. This unique festival is great fun!

Past Events

Did someone say, a walking art tour with equal billing for jazz, gospel, bluegrass, and classical performers? Chamber music on Valentine's Day? How about dancing on the tarmac at a  Bennie With the Jets concert? Up Your Arts plans so many exciting events throughout the year - here are some examples of our past events.

Walking Arts Tour

An Art Tour in Four Acts

A musical, walking tour of four downtown Southport homes with live music and art.

A Salute to Love

A Valentine's Experience

A musical salute to love with the Southport Chamber Players

A Bennie With the Jets

Live Music on the Tarmac

A unique (socially distant) outdoor concert on the tarmac of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport!

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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