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18th Annual Landfall Foundation Art Show and Sale

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The 18th Annual Landfall Foundation Art Show and Sale is taking place this month! A major fundraiser for the foundation, this is event is always exciting. The show takes place at the Nicklaus Clubhouse at the Country Club of Landfall from August 17th through the 19th. Additionally, there will be a preview party, to view and purchase artwork, the night before for Gala sponsors. Landfall Realty is a proud sponsor of the event that funds a large portion of Landfall Foundation’s charitable works.

There is an expansive array of art at the show, which includes watercolor, oils, ceramics, mixed mediums, pastel, photography, sculpture, and fiber art. The event is also beneficial to the community because the show features art from 100 local and regional artists. The art show will be judged by Dan Beck, a recipient of three national art awards in just the last year for Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, American Impressionist Society National Exhibition, and Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition.

For over two decades the Landfall Foundation has been giving back to the community. The Art Show and Sale is one of their largest fundraisers and raised over $25,000 last year. Since its beginning the Foundation has raised nearly four million dollars, which it donates to local non-profit organizations. For more information on the Landfall Foundation and the Art Show visit their website http://landfallfoundation.org.

Lumina Festival of the Arts

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The Lumina Festival of the Arts is happening now until the end of July at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The festival celebrates the arts in the Coastal South, featuring dance, film, visual art, poetry, and opera.

One of the most anticipated events is the opera Carmen. The opera, which is sung in French, is full of love, lust, and murder. Another highlight of the event is Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing”, a comedy about a feuding couple that begins to reconcile their relationship. The concert portion of the festival includes a jazz workshop, Mozart concert, piano trio, and a guitar quartet.

For a full list of the performances during the Lumina Festival of the Arts visit their website http://uncw.edu/arts/lumina/index.html.

July 4th Celebrations at Landfall

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The Country Club of Landfall is hosting their Annual July 3rd Independence Day celebrations!

Dinner starts at 6:00pm and the menu is perfect for the holiday! The buffet includes roasted chicken, barbecued salmon, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad, corn bread, and roasted potatoes. Additionally, there is a kid’s buffet that offers chicken tenders and mac n cheese.

From 7:00 until 9:00 there will be music, drinks, and kids games at the Nicklaus Clubhouse. The firework show starts at dusk so be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket!

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4th Celebrations in Historic Downtown Wilmington

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We’re only one week away from July 4th! Come celebrate the holiday in Downtown Wilmington. There are festivities from 6:00pm until 9:30pm. The fun begins with live music. A local favorite, Port City Shakedown will be performing along the Cape Fear River. Grab dinner at one of the numerous food vendors that will be located on Water St and Riverfront Park. The highlight of the night is the spectacular fireworks show! The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River at 9:05pm. The best view for the fireworks show will be along Front Street. For more information on the event visit their website http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/events-permits/4th-of-july.

Thalian Hall

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This summer enjoy a show at one of the oldest Theaters in the United States. Thalian Hall, which has been open since 1858, is a major asset to the local economy. Built when Wilmington was the largest city in North Carolina the theater has seen a lot of changes. During the Civil War it was constantly used as a place of amusement, later notable actors such as Buffalo Bill Cody and Sir Henry Lauder performed there. Even though there have been repairs due to a small fire and renovations the theater has remained the mostly unchanged in an attempt to preserve the historical integrity of the building.

Over the next few months there will be a multitude of shows at Thalian Hall. Currently playing is the popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar followed by the classic Bye Bye Birdie next week. Additional shows include Norman, Camelot, How to Eat Like a Child, Paris Can Wait, and South Pacific.

This summer make some time to enjoy a show and experience the rich history of Thalian Hall!

For more information on the upcoming shows visit their website http://www.thalianhall.org/events.

Riverfront Farmers’ Market

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The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is now open in Downtown Wilmington. Open on Saturdays from 8:00am until 11:00am, the Farmers Market is a great place to start your weekend. An array of fresh food is available, some of which are fruit and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, jams, wine, meats, seafood, honey, eggs, and cheeses. Located along Water and Princess Streets the market is right in the heart of the Historic Wilmington. There are gorgeous old houses, cobblestone streets, and tours to explain the history of Wilmington. Additionally, there is the scenic Cape Fear River with boardwalk running along side it, making for a stunning walk. Next Saturday visit the Riverfront Farmers’ Market and see all that Downtown Wilmington has to offer!

Living in Landfall is Ideal!

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Ideal-Living magazine recently chose Landfall as one of their ideal living communities. Landfall was featured because it is one of the premier gated communities in the southeast.

With over 2,200 acres that include spectacular coastal views, lush championship golf courses, and gorgeous homes, Landfall is an idyllic place to call home. The article highlights the amenities Landfall offers, including two clubhouses, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness center, pool and restaurants.

Additionally, the article talks about all that Wilmington has to offer. From the festivals, to the beach activities, such as boating, surfing, fishing, and kayaking, to the historical culture, and shopping, Wilmington has something for everyone!

To read the full article visit Ideal-Living’s website at http://www.ideal-living.com/community-locator-2/north-carolina/landfall/

Downtown Sundown

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Downtown Sundown Concerts are back! Come watch the sun set over the scenic Cape Fear River while listening to a great band.

The Downtown Sundown Concerts take place at Water St and Princess St every Friday night in the summer from 6:30 until 10:00. This is the 12th year the season-long event will take place. The event is free, but there will be beer, wine, and food for sale.

Friday’s band is Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Additional bands playing this summer are 20 Ride (Zac Brown tribute), Skydog (Allman Brothers tribute), Abby Road Live (Beatles tribute), and 42 Coldplay (Coldplay tribute).

Downtown Sundown is the perfect opportunity to experience everything Historic Downtown Wilmington has to offer. There are quaint shops, delicious restaurants, art galleries, and historic sites.

For a full list of the bands playing and more information about the Downtown Sundown Series visit the website http://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/events/downtownsundown/schedule-3.

Wrightsville Beach Marina Grand Reopening

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Wrightsville Beach Marina had its grand reopening last weekend. Three years of renovations and $4 million dollars later the marina is open!

The updated marina is all about convenience for the boaters, who can stock up on supplies and groceries at the new dock office and connect to the Wi-Fi. Additionally, the boats will be better protected thanks to the newly installed concrete perimeter docks. The concrete perimeter lessens the impact of wakes from boats passing by. Also, there was new infrastructure built, which includes an office, clubhouse, and pool deck.

Due to the renovations, the Wrightsville Beach Marina is now expecting an increase of luxury mega yachts to dock with them throughout the year.