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See, try, hear, feel, and taste creativity with these ArtSpin activities:


Spin into Spring! Wilson Arts and Wilson Downtown Development bring you ArtSpin...a Downtown Arts Experience. Get a sneak peek of an upcoming show, shop handmade treasures, try a new craft, and watch an artist demo a technique. The event is free and open to the public. This event is for all ages. Select activities may have a nominal fee.

*Catch a free ride on the roaming rickshaws during the event provided by Raleigh Rickshaw Co.

*The PROMUSIC CONSERVATORY roaming musicians will be serenading every corner throughout the event!

ART HAPPENS ON TARBORO | 106 Tarboro Street W| Experience the joy of creativity as you transform ordinary torn paper into an original work of geometric expression.

ART AT 123 GALLERY/GIFTS | 123 Barnes Street W | Visit for a variety of art activities:
~ Live painting demos | Free | Demo
~ Make magnets out of polymer clay | 5 | All Supplies Provided
~ View a local artist exhibit | Free
~ Turn a windowpane into a stained-glass project | Free
~DIY Birdhouses with Gwen Hardie | Free
~ Live demonstration of a silver-plated spoon into a wearable ring | Free | Demo

CASITA BREWING CO. | 217 South Street | Shoot paint-covered sponge-tipped arrows at a canvas and get excited about the Wilson Renaissance Faire happening March 10 – 12! | Free

COLLEEN DEAN | near the corner of Barnes and Goldsboro Street
Stop by to see a painter at work on the streets of downtown.

THE DRUM PROPHET | 200 Tarboro Street W (Near the corner of Barnes and Tarboro Street)
“The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious.”
His rhythm will hold you captive, and your heart will melt with inspiration.

THE EDGE WILSON | 127 Barnes Street W | Visit The Gallery at The Edge Wilson – Enjoy the art, and tours of Sebastian Correa and Barb White’s private studios, located in their beautifully renovated 99-year-old building. | Free

EDNA BOYKIN CULTURAL CENTER | 108 Nash Street NE | Join WILSON ACTIVE ARTISTS ASSOCIATION for a variety of art activities:
~Learn to make origami hearts | Free | All Supplies Provided
~Learn to make Mexican god eyes | Free | All Supplies Provided
~Artists demonstrating watercolor and acrylic work | Free | Demo
~Facepainting | Free

THE FORGE FROM QUIVER FULL FARM | Whirligig Park | 301 Goldsboro Street S
Your blacksmithing adventure calls. Be amazed by a basic piece of metal heating to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit and being forged into a beautiful piece of art. Viking Jeremy will be there to demonstrate and share some fun facts about forging!

ICONOSTAR ART | 224 Goldsboro Street S | Experience life, love and joy at the outdoor patio with views of the Whirligig Park, shop paintings that pop and out-of-this-world sculptures, and watch the artist Elizabeth Healey at work

IMAGINATION STATION SCIENCE & HISTORY MUSEUM | 224 Nash Street SE | Watch crazy-talented artist Juan Carlos Duron Martinez paint a mural on the garden’s retaining wall behind the building. Watch hungry snakes eat food at 2 p.m. inside. | Free | All Supplies Included

THE SELKIE | 214 Goldsboro Street S
~Shop wonderfully diverse and unique shopping experience with over 100 NC-based businesses
~You won’t find any smokes in this retro cigarette vending machine. Don’t Go ‘Round Artless! Feed it some cash and go home with pocket-sized art! | $5
~Meet new-to-Wilson watercolor and ink artist, Carmen Bartlett, for an artist meet and greet, demo, and poetry book signing
~Photography giveaway to benefit the Wesley Shelter

TONY JONEZ | 121 Goldsboro Street S (near Everlasting Impressions Tattoo & Body Piercings)
Dance in the streets to your next location while Tony serenades you with music!

Come listen to the upbeat vibes of Steven Stewart, while surrounded by the original Vollis Simpson tabletop Whirligigs and the original Mule Train!

WILSON ARTS CENTER | 204 Nash Street S
~Watch vibrant and colorful artist Jun Vasconcelos paint a large-scale mural on the side of the Wilson Arts Center. The mural is accessible from the alley located off Goldsboro Street next to Everlasting Impressions Tattoo. | Free | Demo
~Stroll 5,000 sq. ft. of gallery art featuring “Viewpoints” featuring the artwork of Barton College Art Professors | Free

We have a free Seed Library on the 2nd floor of the main library. Anyone can visit the Seed Library and get seeds to grow their own vegetables and flowers.

WILSON COUNTY BOOKMOBILE | near the corner of Tarboro and Nash Street
Peruse Adult and Children's fiction and nonfiction books as well as magazines.


Food, Dining and Beverages

*To increase economic activity and vibrancy in Historic Downtown Wilson, City Council adopted an ordinance allowing the creation of a Downtown Social District. Social district beverages can be enjoyed each day from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Some art attractions allow social district beverages into their establishments, but not all of them, be sure to check the door for a sticker to see if they allow social district beverages in.

*BILL’S GRILL ON NASH | 119 Nash Street W | Comfort food made with fresh homemade ingredients

LAREMA COFFEE HOUSE | 127 Goldsboro Street S | Coffee, tea, and snack bar inside Gig East Exchange

*RUCKUS & REDEMPTION | 220-C Barnes Street S | Family friendly; expertly-crafted burgers and cocktails

SAYUM JAMAICAN RESTAURANT | 408 Nash Street S | Real Jamaican food and hand-dipped ice cream

TREAT YO’ SELF BAKERY | 419 Goldsboro Street S | Artisanal cakes, pastries, and desserts plus coffee and drinks

*CASITA BREWING CO. | 217 South Street | Local beer with global appeal

*ICE & FUEL CO. | 117 Barnes Street W | Cocktail Bar

CAROLINA CHEESE CO. | 109 Barnes Street W | Bagels, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Salads, Soups and Sweet Treats

*ICONOSTAR ART | 224 Goldsboro Street S | Beer, Wine, Refreshments and Artist Studio

*THE HUB | 211 South Street | Family friendly pizza place with arcade games

THE CARDINAL | 229 Goldsboro Street | Full bar with gourmet hot dogs