Arts at UNCW

Poetry Jam

Poetry Jam Tickets

Come enjoy some of hottest poets in the region. Spittin' truth, knowledge, anger, humor and love... we have the best poets from around the region of North and South Carolina that will display and perform their spoken word with energy you have never seen. Hosted by "Bigg B" and Sandra “The Mid Day Miss" of Coast 97.3. Proceeds benefit the Black Arts Alliance's NC Black Film Festival and Lumina Arts Festival!

The Black Arts Alliance was founded in August 1998, by a group of artists and arts patrons. As a multidisciplinary vehicle for the advancement of African-American arts and culture, the Black Arts Alliance serves as an advocate for arts and artists, nurtures emerging and veteran artistic talent, and develops new works in the performing, visual, and literary arts.

Gaspard and Dancers

Gaspard and Dancers

The Lumina Festival of the Arts presents a dance showcase featuring Gaspard&Dancers, under the directon of Gaspard Louis. Prior to forming his own company, Gaspard was a dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theater for ten years. In addition to performing, touring, and teaching globally with Pilobolus, he collaborated on nine major dance works. In 2012, he received his MFA from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program in dance. Gaspard has always sought to push the envelope technically and creatively in his choreography. His mission is to engage the audience in a way that is emotional and visceral. The company produces an annual performance season at Duke University in Durham and has been presented at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City, Cape Fear Stage in Wilmington, NC, the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, and Bermuda as well as across North Carolina as part of the NC Dance Festival. This dance showcase with Gaspard&Dancers will also feature individual works from local choreographers.

This performance will be followed by a FREE Salsa Party in the UNCW Amphitheater in collaboration with Wilmington Latin Dance! 


VR Tickets

The School of Making Thinking will showcase Virtual Reality works made at our 2017 IMMERSION residency in partnership with Cucalorus and ExpectVR. Our 2018 IMMERSION 2.0 resident artists and session leaders will be present to discuss their works in progress, and the ways in which the immersive experience of the residency is translating into research projects to support their emergent immersive VR works. 


Cucalorus Film Tix

Get a sneak peak of one of the top films of the year! Cucalorus Executive Director, Dan Brawley, will curate this screening featuring a 2018 SXSW award winning film, Damsel. SXSW Film Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera, and is known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented.