About Gallery

Established in October 2015, Art in Bloom Gallery is in a renovated 19th century horse stable in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina in the United States. The gallery presents an eclectic mix of original works of art.

The gallery focuses upon international and national artists including renowned artists currently living in Wilmington: Elizabeth Darrow (paintings), Traudi Thornton (ceramics), Dumay Gorham III (sculpture), Brian Evans (ceramics), and Janette K. Hopper (painting and limited edition prints).  Artists are featured every 1-2 months with exciting pop-up exhibits in between. 

Visitors will find a mixture of traditional and contemporary paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, fabric, and objects found during the renovation of the building:  horse shoes, bottles, papers, wagon parts, utensils, glass, and ceramics (c. 1904-1920).  Renowned artist JF Jones presents hand-crafted mobiles made of copper, wood, and other materials hanging playfully from the ceiling. Additionally, sculptor, Dumay Gorham, created the sculpted gate in the courtyard in addition to sculpture inside the gallery.  Herb Bailey of Urban Building Corporation built a brick fence and a bench incorporating 18th century ballast stones found in the dirt under the floor boards during the renovation of the building.   See the “Artists” area of this website to learn more about all of the extraordinary artists contributing to Art in Bloom Gallery, with works collected widely in public and private collections.

Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to partner with local non-profit organizations including DREAMS of Wilmington (Developing Youth through Art Education), the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover CountyExpo 216 (gallery and museum), Cucalorus (annual festival of independent film), the Cameron Art Museum, and other organizations contributing to our thriving arts and business community.  Art in Bloom Gallery is a crossroad for creativity and other connections that happen when people explore art and exchange ideas.

About the Building 

Established in 2015, the Art in Bloom Gallery is in a renovated horse stable built by the Quinlivan family of farriers in 1910 at 210 Princess Street in Wilmington, North Carolina.   The original heart-pine ceiling and brick walls of the building mix with technology such as interactive computer screens and WIFI to display both digital and physical art.  The courtyard in the back displays outdoor sculpture and has seating for visitors to enjoy shade and sun under a large cherry laurel tree.

 

Photographic mural discovered behind layers of walls over the decades of owners and tenants occupying the space

Photographic mural discovered behind layers of walls over the decades of owners and tenants occupying the space