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Southport Board of Aldermen: Up Your Arts Updates Project Plans

May 19, 2022
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Up Your Arts (UYA) submitted a third memorandum of understanding for review during the May 12th Southport Board of Alderman meeting as the nonprofit moves forward with its plans to renovate the Old Brunswick County Courthouse/City Hall on More Street.

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Portfolio: A plein day in Southport

May 19, 2022
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The Southport Plein Air Festival, hosted by Up Your Arts and the City of Southport, welcomed over 70 artists to paint the town, literally.

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Open Doors Final Reunion Tour

April 7, 2022
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The Up Your Arts Open Doors Project Final Reunion Tour Gala was held at the Brunswick Community College Southport Campus on March 27 with live and silent auctions, live entertainment, food and drinks, with proceeds benefitting Up Your Arts programs including the “Save the Hall, Y’all” campaign to convert the old Southport city hall into a center for the arts.

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Former Southport City Hall Building Architect hired for ‘Up Your Arts’ Restoration

March 22, 2022
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Up Your Arts took a major step forward in its attempt to restore the old Southpo1t City Hall when on Feb. 7 signed a formal contract with David Lisle of Lisle Architecture and Design to re-adapt the vacant building on East Moore Street into a state-of-the-art community-based creative and performing arts center.

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Door Tour in Area Businesses

February 10, 2022
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The doors at the heart of the “Southport, Open Your Doors!” project by Up Your Arts recently went on tour again after being displayed last fall at downtown retail stores. They are publicly accessible and located in 11 different offices throughout the downtown area.

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State Port Pilot: Southport, Open Your Doors! Artist Reception

August 20, 2021
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Save the date! Up Your Arts will soon be revealing their new art project, “Southport, Open Your Doors!”

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Southport Plein Air Festival Returns to Town June 18-19

June 11, 2021
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The Southport Plein Air Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, June 18-19, and will feature live music and local food trucks. Local arts organization Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are sponsoring the festival, and registered participants have two days to paint anywhere within city limits.

Up Your Arts Gets Inside Look At Mold Problems In Old City Hall

April 8, 2021
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Geared in hazmat suits, engineers, architects and leaders of the “Save the Hall, Y’all” project entered Southport’s old city hall for the first time…

2021 Southport Plein Air Festival to Be Held June 18-19

April 6, 2021
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Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are very eager to welcome artists back to our beautiful town for the 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival on June 18-19!

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Up Your Arts Gets Southport Up On Its Feet

November 22, 2020
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Full page photo spread shows Southport getting our (socially distanced) groove on at the Bennie with the Jets!

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Fallen Oak Trees at Old City Hall to Become Works of Art

November 7, 2019
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Up Your Arts will work with Brunswick Community College to turn once-hazardous foliage into unique artistic creations.

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Up Your Arts Group Wants to ‘Save the Hall, Y’all’

July 12, 2019
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Enchanted by the potential of a historic Southport building, Up Your Arts hopes the city will hand over the reigns to breathe new life into City Hall.

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