About Gallery

Established in October 2015, Art in Bloom Gallery is in a renovated 19th century horse stable at 210 Princess Street in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina in the United States. The gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art by emerging and established artists.

The gallery includes art by renowned artists such as Elizabeth Darrow (paintings), Traudi Thornton (ceramics), Karen Paden Crouch (sculpture), and Brian Evans (ceramics).  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 from 1892-1920 found during the renovation of the building.  Sculptor, Dumay Gorham, III, created the sculpted gate in the courtyard.  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 original art in public and private collections.

Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to partner with local non-profit organizations including DREAMS of Wilmington (Center for Arts Education), the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover CountyCucalorus (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 wooden horse stable (1892) purchased by the Quinlivan family of horse shoers in 1904. The Quinlivan family built brick over the wooden stable and added the heart-pine ceiling in 1910.  The courtyard in the back displays outdoor art including a Monarch Butterfly mural by Fritzi Huber and has seating for visitors.