210 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-8341 or 484-885-3037
Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday- Saturday 10am – 5pm & By Appointment
(Masks requested but not required)

Current Exhibits

View the most recent Virtual Tour in the gallery by Matterhorn Media!

“Start With The Eyes: Elizabeth Darrow and Friends” (820 Town Center Drive, Mayfaire Shopping Center & Online)
July 29 - August 28, 2021
Featured at 820 Town Center Drive in Mayfaire Shopping Center & Online

“Nirvana” Oil and oil pastel on canvas 48″ x 36″

Join us for a first look at the new work of Wilmington’s own, Elizabeth Darrow.  “Start with the Eyes” will be exhibited at 820 Town Center Drive in Mayfaire Shopping Center near Wrightsville Beach and will be open to the public in this pop-up show.  This exhibit will feature a selection of work fresh out of the artist’s studio.  The art includes Elizabeth’s figurative work and abstract expressionist works. In addition to Elizabeth Darrow’s new art, view new art by painters, Debra Bucci , Bradley Carter and Joan McLoughlin,  along with ceramic artists Brian Evans, Dianne Evans and Traudi Thornton.

Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. She works in a variety of styles depending on her medium, but usually does not work “from life” in the traditional sense. Most of the imagery that comes to her seems to hatch of its own accord, emerging from the process. Darrow enjoys working with color, repeating patterns and embedding humor (and angst) into her work. Each piece takes her on a journey of discovery where she hopes to lose herself to the process.

The exhibit opens on Thursday, July 29 and continues through Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Click here to preview the works that will be featured in the upcoming exhibit. 

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

“Harmonious Relationships: Art Inspired by Music” Exhibit & Fundraiser
June 25 – August 8, 2021
In Gallery & Online

“Spiraling” Oil on canvas by Debra Bucci

Art in Bloom Gallery is delighted to partner with Opera Wilmington to celebrate the production of The Magic Flute Opera.  Harmonious Relationships: Art Inspired by Music celebrates the convergence of music and visual art.  This exhibit will include works of art by artists Debra Bucci, Bradley Carter, Elizabeth Darrow, Helen Lewis, Lori Joy Peterson, Jameka Wrisbon Purdie, Traudi Thornton, and Pam Toll among others.  In addition to this exhibit our photography feature is Gary Allen.

The exhibit opens on Friday, June 25, during Fourth Friday Gallery Night and continues through August 8, 2021.

A portion of art sales from the Opera Wilmington Shop on the Art in Bloom Gallery website will be donated to Opera Wilmington.

Stay tuned for more details and to preview the work that will be featured in the exhibit.

About Opera Wilmington

Founded in ­­­­2013 as the area’s only live, fully staged professional opera company, Opera Wilmington has become a cultural touchstone in the coastal Carolina region. Artistic Director Nancy King, along with a board of dedicated community supporters and devoted opera lovers, envisioned a dynamic company that would provide excellence in operatic performance and education, as well as inspire appreciation of the art form within the Wilmington community and surrounding areas.

To bring this vision to life, Nancy King (a voice/opera professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington) brought together a collaborative artistic team of fellow UNCW faculty members: Assistant Artistic Director and costume designer Mark Sorenson, scenic designer Max Lydy, conductor and chorus master Joe Hickman, and choreographer Nancy Podrasky Carson.

Cast members include nationally emerging singers along with local talent and advanced UNCW students, and the Opera Wilmington Orchestra is composed of UNCW faculty and other professional musicians from across the state.

The gallery is open Monday – Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday – Saturday 10am-5pm.  If you prefer to shop from home the Art in Bloom Gallery Website (www.aibgallery.com) is always open!  Purchase art online and pick up at the door or take advantage of our free local delivery.  Plus we can also ship anywhere within the U.S.


Window Display
Ongoing - 2021

Art in Bloom Gallery enjoys our constantly evolving window display! Our inviting window will inspire your senses with  delightful works of art by Bob Bryden, Debra Bucci, Bradley Carter, Brian EvansJoan McLoughlin,  Karen Paden Crouch and Kirah Van Sickle!  All of the artwork is available for sale…just in time for Mother’s Day.

See something you like? Visit our website to shop!
Click here to view exactly what is on display.



Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

View our current exhibits at our Satellite Venues. 

Debra Bucci Paintings at True Blue Butcher & Table Restaurant
Ongoing Exhibit

Announcing a new partnership between True Blue Butcher & Table Restaurant, Debra Bucci Fine Art and Art in Bloom Gallery!

True Blue, a local restaurant in Wilmington, NC, invited Debra to create and display a collection of her large abstract art in their dining room. The paintings are for sale and can viewed in the restaurant and online.  Preview the work here!

True Blue Butcher and Table Restaurant
1125 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405