Current Exhibits

The Art of the Gift
November 24 - December 30, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

“Art of the Gift” opens on November 1st and continues through December 30th. The art exhibit celebrates the holidays and features one-of-a-kind gifts selected from our collection of original art. Choose from exquisite jewelry, paper art, hand-crafted wood, weaving, ceramics, paintings, blown glass, sculpture, mobiles, stained-glass mosaics, and more. You will find something for everyone with prices starting at $10 for woven paper art and with many works of art under $50.

Original works of art by local artists include: Debra Bucci, Richard Bunting, Brian Evans, Susan Laswell, Joan McLoughlin, Cathie Schumaker, Gale Smith, Traudi Thornton, and many more! 

The exhibit and sale will also be presented alongside “Traudi Thornton: From  the Studio to the Gallery” exhibit with complimentary gift wrapping available.


Traudi Thornton: From the Studio to the Gallery
November 24 - December 30, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Saturday, November 25, 11 am -2 pm Special Reception & Meet the Artist
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

Art in Bloom Gallery presents a special artist showcase and studio sale by ceramic artist, Traudi Thornton. Traudi’s handmade, one of a kind ceramic work will grace the gallery with a special sale on Saturday, November 25th.  Traudi will be in the gallery from 11am until 2pm.  Guests will enjoy refreshments and get a start on holiday gift shopping.  

Traudi was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany.  She first studied music at Creighton University before studying ceramics with Henry Soreco at Creighton, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then moving back to Germany.  The artist relocated to Wilmington in 1983. Additionally, Traudi completed a Raku workshop with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The artist showcase will be presented alongside “The Art of the Gift” exhibit and sale with complimentary gift wrapping available.

Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining! View our current exhibits at our Satellite Venues. 

Southern Embrace: Debra Bucci at The District
August 30, 2017 - January 2018

“The Gift of Peonies,” Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

Dine at The District Kitchen and Cocktails and view the many wonderful paintings by Debra Bucci. Debra is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings.

If you wish to have dinner at the District Restaurant, please call 910-769-6565 for reservations.

Debra is a published illustrator and has public and private collectors throughout the US and is a new resident of the Wilmington community.

Click here to view the work located at The District Restaurant.

The District is located at 1001 N. 4th Street in Wilmington, NC.

Empty Faces and Abstract Spaces: Joan McLoughlin
September 19, 2017 – January 21, 2018

“Facing the Truth,” Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″

Dine at PinPoint Restaurant to view the abstract paintings of Joan McLoughlin and join us for the opening reception on October 24 from 6-8 pm hosted by CHECKER CAB productions.

If you wish to have dinner at PinPoint Restaurant, please call  (910) 769-2972 for reservations.

Click here to view all of the works located at PinPoint Restaurant.

PinPoint is located at 114 Market Street in Wilmington, NC.

Stephanie Mobbs Deady at Platypus & Gnome
September 21 - December 11, 2017

“Shine” Mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the contemporary paintings of Stephanie Mobbs DeadyThis exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.

Click here to view a selection of works located at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

Platypus and Gnome is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, NC.