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State Port Pilot - Southport Gets View

Southport Gets a View of Renovated Arts Center

October 28, 2022
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Up Your Arts (UYA) unveiled 3D renderings of its proposed arts center during a public workshop with the Southport Board of Aldermen on Sept. 12.

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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.

State Port Pilot - Plein Air 2022

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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Outdoor Artists: Southport Plein Air Festival Is Back

May 16, 2022
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Get the scoop on the full schedule for this year’s Plein Air Festival!

State Port Pilot - Open Doors Gala

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.

Southport Magazine - Open Doors Gala

Up Your Arts Gala: The Doors World Tour Comes To A Close

April 4, 2022
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Up Your Arts Gala: The Doors World Tour Comes To A Close

State Port Pilot - Architect Hired

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.

Southport Magazine - Architect Chosen

Architect Chosen

March 20, 2022
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Architect Chosen
Up Your Arts Takes A Big Step Toward Repurposing Of Southport’s Old City Hall

State Port Pilot - Doors on Tour

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.

Press Release - Open Doors Artist Reception

Artistically Reimagined Vintage Doors to be Celebrated in Series of Events to Raise Funds for Local Charity

September 15, 2021
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Up Your Arts will be hosting a celebratory artist’s reception, a series of town-wide art installations, and a formal gala and auction to raise money for their ongoing ‘Save the Hall, Y’all!’ project to restore Southport’s historic City Hall Building.

Life in Brunswick - Clam-a-Jama

Clam-a-Jama: Up Your Arts’ Save the Hall, Y’all fundraiser was a hit.

September 9, 2021
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Clam-a-Jama was great fun for the residents of Southport, but it was also for a good cause!

A Glimpse of History: The Old Brunswick County Courthouse

A Glimpse of History: The Old Brunswick County Courthouse

September 2, 2021
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City of Southport explores the history of the Old Brunswick County Courthouse, and shares Up Your Arts’ future plans for the historic building.

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