Arts at UNCW



Opera Wilmington

July 13 • 10 a.m. - noon 
Opera Wilmington Behind the Scenes
Mainstage Theatre • FREE

Opera Wilmington will host an open house in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building. Theatre fans get a behind the scenes look at how opera comes together with Opera Wilmington. The tour includes a visit to UNCW’s scene shop, costume shop, and vocal studio as well as a sneak-peek of the company’s next production.

Latin Dance

July 13 • 9 p.m.
Latin Dance Salsa Party
UNCW Amphitheater • FREE

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, and visitors. Join us for the Footprints performance before the Salsa Party for a full evening of dance!


July 16 • 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Courtney Johnson: Moons
Opening Reception
Cultural Arts Building Lobby • FREE

Courtney Johnson specializes in photographic alternative processes and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. Moons, a solo exhibition of Johnson’s photography, will open at the CAB Gallery on July 16, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the moon launch. The opening reception is free to attend. 


July 19 • 7:30 p.m. 
UNCW Jazz Workshop Final Showcase
Kenan Auditorium • FREE

This UNCW Summer Jazz Showcase will feature musicians from the summer-long UNCW jazz workshop, an intensive week-long event of music making and jazz study for middle and high school musicians in North Carolina. This performance is FREE and open to the public.