The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 or 888-830-4989 for NC Residents.


For the past 12 years, the Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC has been a vital force in southeastern North Carolina, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to supporting artists, organizations, and audiences through innovative partnerships that not only create jobs and boost commerce but also highlight the region as a vibrant arts destination. Our diverse programs, including Fourth Friday Gallery Nights, our Pedestrian Art public sculpture program, The Wilmington Theater Awards, The Wilmington Rail Trail project, and ACES Gallery, exemplify our dedication to building community through the arts. By showcasing local talent, commissioning public art installations, and spearheading cultural initiatives, the Arts Council continues to enrich the cultural landscape of Wilmington and foster a vibrant community that benefits both residents and visitors alike.

By sponsoring our projects you not only reach diverse audiences, you help make our work possible. We have sponsorship opportunities available for The Southeastern Arts Summit, Madafo Day, Make Music Day, Arty Party and The Wilmington Theatre Awards. To learn more or sign up today please contact

Major General Joseph McNeil Monument Fund

Help us honor Wilmington native and retired Major General Joseph McNeil in his lifetime with public art that tells the story of a native son who helped change the course of American history!