See, try, hear, feel, and taste creativity with these ArtSpin activities:
RAIN OR SHINE!
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!
VOLLIS SIMPSON WHIRLIGIG PARK MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP | 230 Goldsboro Street SW
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
WILSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY | 249 Nash Street W
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