Museum Art Events

Barbara Jamison      Look for the announcement of our Fall 2017 dates for Wrightsville Beach Plein Air at the museum!

Artists from near and far participate in our plein air events, showcasing some of their visions of Wrightsville Beach and the marshes by putting them to canvas. Artwork is freshly created over a couple of days and sold while the paint is drying, almost! Look for details on when this event is scheduled and come out to watch an artist paint the next beautiful canvas for your home or office!


October 22, 2016: Wrightsville Beach Museum Plein Air. We had 16 artists paint Wrightsville Beach scenes over 3 days culminating in a festive and lively Wet Paint sale on the museum lawn.

June 5, 2016: Small Treasures of Old Wrightsville Beach: The museum invited 11 artists to participate in “Small Treasures of Old Wrightsville Beach” byStrabuck painting subjects from old Wrightsville Beach painted from life or vintage photos within a format of 9″x16.” These lovely paintings were presented at the opening on June 5. The paintings will remain hanging at the museum and offered for sale through August 15, 2016.

Spring 2015 Wrightsville Beach, N.C.: Plein air artists are invited to participate in the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s second plein air event.  To provide artists with a Best of groupvenue for plein air painting of this scenic, historic seaside town during perhaps its most beautiful time of year is an exciting opportunity.  We will encourage participation of the public in this event by inviting them to drop by and watch the artists as they paint. A portion of the sales of the works will support the museum. Up to 2 unsold pieces per artist will hang and be for sale at the museum through the end of August, 2015.

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