The free, self-guided public art event, Art Loop Wilmington, brings together art lovers and community to the ever-evolving downtown and greater Wilmington areas. Art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art spaces offer an opportunity to meet the featured artist(s) while enjoying refreshments, and in some cases live entertainment. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown and its surround areas celebrates the arts the first Friday of each and every month.
The ‘Art on the Town’ section of ‘Out & About’ magazine is published monthly by the City of Wilmington and serves as a guide to navigating the 25+ gallery tour. The magazine includes information about the exhibitions, a map, bus schedule and more. Sign up to receive the magazine each month by mail or email to ensure you never miss a loop!
Art Loop Wilmington also ensures accessibility to the event through shuttle vans provided by the City of Wilmington.
ART LOOP IN THREE EASY STEPS :
Step 1: Review the many gallery openings listed in the Art on The Town section of Out & About magazine and choose the openings you want to attend.
Step 2: Map out your choices on the Art on the Town map in the magazine.
Step 3: Choose your method of transportation:
Choice A. The Art on the Town shuttle is a free service provided by the City of Wilmington. Reservations for the Art Loop shuttle can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choice B. Self-guided tours are a go to at your own pace option and offer more freedom to customize your tour.
Click here to view a full length description of this month’s Art-loop schedule, including venues and presenting artists.
If you are interested in participating in an upcoming Art Loop as a gallery and have an artist(s) you would like to feature, please visit our registration page to send us your submission. All submissions are due on the 9th of the month PRIOR to the upcoming Art Loop. For example, if you are registering for the February Art Loop, your submission is due by January 9th. Any submissions received by the 9th of the month will be included in Out and About magazine. Submissions received after the deadline may not be included in the print publication, but will be featured on our website and all other digital platforms.