The weekly Thursday evening Boardwalk Art Show is off to a good start and is drawing in new visitors to our area. Combining the art show with the regular Thursday events of fireworks and live music was a good move as it helps lure many eyes to this new Carolina Beach attraction. Overtime, as the show grows in popularity, I foresee it being moved to another night in order to spread out the town's entertainment draw.
This past Thursday, there were quite a few booths set up with artist selling handmade crafts, island photographs, and paintings. There seemed to be something for everyone and the artist I spoke to said that they were finding quite a few buyers. As a matter of fact, I'll be there this evening picking up a photo that wasn't available last week.
One of the nice things about this art event is that it is for local artist. People who would like to sell artwork that they purchased on e-bay need not apply for this event. This art show is purely for local artist to show and sell their wonderful and unique work.
The art show is a fantastic event for our town and will help bring in new visitors to the boardwalk area. Elaine Stewart, Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, said, "I think there's a new group of people we need to bring to the beach and artists will do that...so bringing culture to the beach will step it up a good notch for Carolina Beach and Pleasure Island."
The area brick and mortar stores should also see a boost in their customer base as more people head down to the island to take-in the events.
Boardwalk Art Show
Every Thursday from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm @ the Gazebo