A Note from the Mayor

For almost 30 years, the Art Loop has contributed to the energy and vibrancy of the City of Wilmington an continues to grown the arts and cultural activity that is happening in our neighborhoods. We look forward to seeing you every first Friday to see all of what Wilmington’s creative community has to offer. 


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The Art Loop is one of Wilmington’s long lived arts and cultural experiences. Since its inception in 1988, the Art Loop has been essential to the health and growth of a vibrant downtown and Wilmington’s creative community. 

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.