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2022 Southport Plein Air Festival @ Downtown Southport

May 13, 2022
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Celtic Music Festival (The Brunswick Arts Council) @ Franklin Square Park

March 19, 2022
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Multiple musical acts throughout the festival.

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North Carolina Rice Festival @ Leland Cultural Arts Center

March 5, 2022
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Performances by: Blues Deville (11:30 am), Ian Daviz (12:30 pm), Aunt Pearlie Sue (1:30 pm), Tina Smith (2:15 pm), Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters (3:15 pm), Leroy Harper & the All Starz (4 pm)

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Wet Paint Sale

June 19, 2021
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The 2021 Southport Plein Air festival wraps up Saturday with a Wet Paint Sale you won’t believe. Keziah Park will close from 3-4pm, so that artists can set up displays of their just completed work. Grab your wallet: when the park reopens to the public at 4pm, you will be hard-pressed to choose among the […]

Soundstock Solstice By The Sea @ Middleton Park OKI

June 19, 2021
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Come join us for this new festival! Food Truck Rodeo, Arts & Craft Vendors, Community demonstrations, Free Music & Enter the Rotary Corn Hole Tournament. Created by Brunswick Arts Council, Friends of Oak Island Parks & Rec, Southport Evening Rotary & The SoundHouse. Stay tuned for music & food truck confirmations. Due to Covid 19, […]

Brushes In Paint Plastic Cups

Kids Plein Air

June 19, 2021
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Part of the 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival. Give your children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece at the Kids Plein Air (art supplies provided).

Gullah Storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Music and Stories

June 19, 2021
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We will have a special treat every hour on the hour during the 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival, thanks to a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council. Master storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather, “The First Lady of Gullah,” will perform as Aunt Pearlie Sue, a character inspired by her Sea Islands grandmother, with folktales and songs highlighting […]

Live Band Back Porch Rockers

Free Concert @ the Gazebo: Back Porch Rockers

June 18, 2021
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To open the 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival, The City of Southport and Up Your Arts are happy to welcome the Back Porch Rockers! This popular rock and roll band will be putting on a show for all comers at the gazebo in Franklin Square Park.

Southport Plein Air 2021 Poster

2021 Southport Plein Air Festival

June 18, 2021
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The 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival promises something for everyone on June 18-19. The City of Southport and Up Your Arts invite you to join us in Southport for this one-of-a-kind event. Each year, Southport, North Carolina welcomes painters across the country to take advantage of our incredible scenery by painting ‘en plein air’ or […]

2021 Southport Plein Air Opening Exhibition

June 18, 2021
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While dozens of local and visiting artists paint our coastal town’s gorgeous sunset, enjoy an afternoon of music, art, food and drink from 3-6pm at Moore Street Market. Beer and wine will be served, along with Music and displays of work by artist judges, and a Painting workshop for Plein Air visitors

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