Clicky

UNCW Office of the Arts

UNCW Office of the Arts UNCW’s Office of the Arts serves Wilmington by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through diverse and unique cultural programming.

Operating as usual

We welcome you to join us in Kenan Auditorium this Friday, June 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. to witness the iconic jazz drumme...
06/08/2022

We welcome you to join us in Kenan Auditorium this Friday, June 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. to witness the iconic jazz drummer, Albert "Tootie" Heath, and the Tootie Heath Trio!

Tootie will be accompanied on stage by pianist, Emmet Cohen, and bassist, Russell Hall.

Tickets can be purchased in-person or online at bit.ly/tootieheath

We have a big announcement for everyone! In an effort to consolidate our Facebook presence and provide the best possible...
06/08/2022

We have a big announcement for everyone! In an effort to consolidate our Facebook presence and provide the best possible content for our followers, we encourage you to follow the UNCW Kenan Auditorium page where all relevant information on shows and events will be posted starting June 30, 2022.

We encourage everyone to ‘like’ the UNCW Kenan Auditorium page if you have not already for further updates on shows and events taking place. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to the upcoming 2022-2023 season!

http://www.uncw.edu/arts/kenan

Al "Tootie" Heath Trio Set to Appear At UNC-W Concert June 10, 2022 by Larry Reni Thomas | JazzCorner.com News
05/09/2022
Al "Tootie" Heath Trio Set to Appear At UNC-W Concert June 10, 2022 by Larry Reni Thomas | JazzCorner.com News

Al "Tootie" Heath Trio Set to Appear At UNC-W Concert June 10, 2022 by Larry Reni Thomas | JazzCorner.com News

NEA (National Endowment of the Arts) Jazz Master drummer/ percussionist Albert Tootie Heath and his trio, pianist Emmet Cohen and bassist Russell Hall, are scheduled to perform, June 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m., at Kenan Auditorium, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington,...

04/29/2022

Get ready for a celebration with Wilmington Dance Festival! The next UNCW Presents event is approaching on May 6-7, AT 7:30 p.m.
Get Tickets at: https://uncwarts.universitytickets.com/

The Wilmington Dance Festival is a celebration of evocative local dancers and choreographers. Wilmington Dance Festival is co-presented with the Dance Cooperative, a non-profit here in Wilmington focused on providing affordable classes, rehearsal spaces, and performance opportunities to those under-served artistically, culturally, and economically in the greater Wilmington area.

Join the CFCC Library for a book talk on The House on Mango Street! Taking place this Tuesday, April 26th at noon and We...
04/20/2022

Join the CFCC Library for a book talk on The House on Mango Street! Taking place this Tuesday, April 26th at noon and Wednesday, April 27th at 6 p.m. in person on the second floor of the Cape Fear Community College Library in Building L, or online by following this link: https://libguides.cfcc.edu/NEA-Big-Read

The Human Mortals Project takes place this Friday, April 22, at 5:30 PM. Co-sponsored by UNCW Theatre. For more informat...
04/18/2022

The Human Mortals Project takes place this Friday, April 22, at 5:30 PM. Co-sponsored by UNCW Theatre. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/humanmortals

04/14/2022

On Thursday, April 21st the Office of the Arts will be hosting a screening of Lily Topples the World, an exciting documentary that is a part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.

Please show up between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with Chris Wright of Domino Masters as he builds a custom domino design on the Kenan stage. Before the start of the film, Chris will choose audience members to help topple it! Reserve your free tickets here: https://uncw.edu/arts/presents/2021-2022/southern-circuit.html#lilytopples

04/11/2022

Join us for Stories Beyond Borders: Film Screening and Panel Discussion tomorrow, April 12th at 6 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. For more details visit, bit.ly/storiesbeyondborders

The UNCW Seahawks Give Campaign begins in just 15 minutes! We ask that you consider supporting the The Office of the Art...
04/05/2022
Seahawks Give 2022

The UNCW Seahawks Give Campaign begins in just 15 minutes! We ask that you consider supporting the The Office of the Arts. Your support will help us continue to host artistically and culturally diverse programs and provide opportunities for students and members of the community to learn from and connect with nationally acclaimed performers .

Rally with fellow Seahawks to support the UNCW area that matters to you!

04/04/2022

UNCW Presents another memorable show at Kenan Auditorium this April 9th at 7:30 p.m. - Las Cafeteras!

Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, and add a remix of sounds from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges between different cultures and communities, creating ‘a world where many worlds fit.’ Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras remix roots music and deliver inspiring lyrics to tell modern-day stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Join us for an incredible performance. You can get tickets at:
https://uncwarts.universitytickets.com/

SEAHAWK FAM IS BACK! UNCW Presents is delighted to share a series of programs for younger audiences called SEAHAWK Famil...
04/01/2022

SEAHAWK FAM IS BACK! UNCW Presents is delighted to share a series of programs for younger audiences called SEAHAWK Family Arts Matinees, or SEAHAWK FAM for short. The series is BACK for Summer of 2022 with $5 performances on Thursday mornings, designed as a creative and entertaining respite from the summer heat. These special one-hour performances will run June 23 – July 28, all in UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. The July 14th performance is sensory friendly! Group discounts for schools and summer camps are available! Please consider bringing your group to one or more of our events! For more information and tickets, visit: uncw.edu/arts/fam

03/30/2022

UNCW Presents another amazing show at Kenan Auditorium this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. - New Morse Code! New Morse Code is an alluring and uncommon combination of cello and percussion. In practice, they are best described as two musicians of extraordinary depth and skill untethered by their instrumental constraints. Come enjoy an amazing performance tomorrow night! You can get tickets at: https://uncwarts.universitytickets.com/

We would like to extend a very enthusiastic and heartfelt thanks to all of our artists, patrons and collaborators who pa...
03/30/2022

We would like to extend a very enthusiastic and heartfelt thanks to all of our artists, patrons and collaborators who participated in The Lumina Festival of the Arts: Reggae Redemption Rising! We simply couldn't have done this without you. We aim to continue to bring quality arts programming through the Lumina Festival next year!

We have prepared a brief post-survey to gain your thoughts and opinions to better serve you in the future. The survey should only take 4-5 minutes to complete. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Please provide your name and e-mail address at the end of the survey to receive two (2) free tickets to a select UNCW Presents 2022-2023 season show of your choice. You can complete the survey here: bit.ly/lumina22survey

The Lumina Festival continues with Trampled by Turtles TONIGHT at  7:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium! Visit https://uncw.edu...
03/22/2022

The Lumina Festival continues with Trampled by Turtles TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium! Visit https://uncw.edu/arts/lumina/ for more details!

Don't miss Katie Pruitt tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium!
03/20/2022
Katie Pruitt: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Don't miss Katie Pruitt tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium!

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the c...

WEATHER UPDATE: The Wilmington Latin Dance - Salsa Dance Party has moved to a rain location: The Studio Collective, 5629...
03/18/2022

WEATHER UPDATE: The Wilmington Latin Dance - Salsa Dance Party has moved to a rain location:

The Studio Collective, 5629 Oleander Dr STE 106

Dance the night away with Wilmington Latin Dance! This FREE salsa party will feature a beginner lesson and short performances by Wilmington Latin Dance, followed by an inclusive and lively dance party for students, community members, and visitors. Join us for the Steel Pulse and Mystic Vibrations performance before the Salsa Party for a full evening of dance! https://uncw.edu/arts/lumina/

The next few days are jam-packed with some amazing concerts!  TONIGHT - Ras Lidj Regg'Go Band with Opening Act Black Art...
03/18/2022

The next few days are jam-packed with some amazing concerts!

TONIGHT - Ras Lidj Regg'Go Band with Opening Act Black Arts Alliance: Bigg B and The Midday Miss

March 19 - Steel Pulse with Opening Act Mystic Vibrations

March 20 - Katie Pruitt

March 22 - Trampled by Turtles

For the full schedule and tickets visit: www.uncw.edu/arts/lumina

Shout out to our street team volunteers who have been spreading the word about the Lumina Festival of the Arts! On the g...
03/15/2022

Shout out to our street team volunteers who have been spreading the word about the Lumina Festival of the Arts! On the ground and promoting as far as Charlotte, NC! Thank you so much!

Photos from Kimberly McSmith's post
03/14/2022

Photos from Kimberly McSmith's post

Thank you again StarNews for this comprehensive Lumina Festival breakdown! The fun starts THIS WEEK, on March 16th with ...
03/14/2022
UNC Wilmington's Lumina Festival returns with world-class reggae, comedy, music

Thank you again StarNews for this comprehensive Lumina Festival breakdown! The fun starts THIS WEEK, on March 16th with Iya Terra, Steve Martinez and The Give Thanks Band! This is a show you won't want to miss!

UNCW's Lumina Festival of the Arts will feature 20 events between March 16-29, with a half-dozen of them related to reggae music in some way.

Thank you WECT News for this tremendous opportunity! The Lumina Festival starts in just a few short days (March 16-29)! ...
03/10/2022
Lumina Festival of the Arts teams up with Reggae Redemption Radio

Thank you WECT News for this tremendous opportunity! The Lumina Festival starts in just a few short days (March 16-29)! Get your tickets today!

UNCW’s Office of the Arts and Reggae Redemption Radio have teamed up to present the 2022 Lumina Festival of the Arts, running from March 16 - 29, and featuring events on the UNCW campus and at venues across the City of Wilmington.

03/03/2022
Thank you StarNews for the 2022 Lumina Festival of the Arts: Reggae Redemption Rising preview!
03/01/2022
Lumina Festival of the Arts celebrates diversity

Thank you StarNews for the 2022 Lumina Festival of the Arts: Reggae Redemption Rising preview!

Lumina Festival of the Arts collaborates with Wilmington’s Reggae Redemption Radio Broadcast to celebrate arts diversity March 16-29.

02/28/2022

We're very excited to present UNCW's Lumina Festival of the Arts: Reggae Redemption Rising. The festival will take place from March 16-29.

For more information and a detailed schedule of events, visit www.uncw.edu/arts/lumina

Safety Protocol
02/25/2022
Safety Protocol

Safety Protocol

UNCW Arts Workshops and Master Classes promote arts engagement and outreach.

02/23/2022

Did you know that The Second City has consistently been a starting point for many comedians, award-winning actors, directors, and others in show business? Don’t miss this opportunity to laugh with friends and family at Lumina Festival of the Arts.
The Second City will be performing live at Kenan Auditorium on March 17th. Get your tickets today!
https://uncwarts.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1486

Iya Terra - Stars (Live Acoustic) | Sugarshack Sessions
02/21/2022
Iya Terra - Stars (Live Acoustic) | Sugarshack Sessions

Iya Terra - Stars (Live Acoustic) | Sugarshack Sessions

Iya Terra - Stars (Live Acoustic) | Sugarshack SessionsIya Terra from Los Angeles, CA performing their original song "Stars" live at the Sugarshack Recording...

02/07/2022

Check out this video for Black Violin and get your tickets today for an incredible show on Feb. 12th at Kenan Auditorium!

Address

515 Wagoner Drive
Wilmington, NC
28403

Telephone

(910) 962-3500

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when UNCW Office of the Arts posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to UNCW Office of the Arts:

Videos

Our Story

UNCW’s Office of the Arts serves the UNCW campus and the Wilmington community by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through diverse and unique cultural programming. The Office of the Arts curates the UNCW Presents Series, manages Kenan Auditorium, and advocates for the arts on UNCW’s campus and in the Wilmington community, in collaboration with the five academic arts departments and community partners. UNCW’s Office of the Arts participates in the cultural life of the region as a member of the NC Presenters Consortium and Arts North Carolina.

Nearby arts & entertainment


Other Arts & Entertainment in Wilmington

Show All

Comments

HEY SEAHAWKS! Super exciting week we have coming up as the Seabelles will be holding auditions for our Women's A Ca****la group! Do you love to sing? Interested in auditioning? Come visit us at the Involvement carnival this Wednesday from 10am-2pm to sign up for an audition time OR Sign up for an audition time online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49afa72aa1fb6-Seabelles Auditions will be held August 23rd-25th from 5pm-10pm as well as August 26th from 10am-2pm. Auditions will be 10 minutes per person and each person will prepare to sing the verse and chorus of any song they like, as well as a range and harmony test. If you have any questions regarding auditions, you can find all our information on our page UNCW Seabelles, OR you can contact us by email at [email protected]. Hope to see you all at auditions! 💕🎤🎼 #uncw21 #uncw20 #uncw19 #uncw18 #uncw #seabelles #acappella