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Art Block

downtown art festival

Art Block FestivalArt Block Festival

APRIL 29, 2017 from 10AM – 4PM

An annual day-long festival held in downtown Jacksonville, Art Block features local and regional arts and crafts, live music, theatrical and other performances.  In addition to providing the community and visitors to our area a great way to interact with the arts and artists, you’ll also see food trucks, face-painting and kid-friendly make-and-take crafts.

Art Block is also where a 3 Day Plein-Air Paint-out is judged, awards are presented and a WET PAINT sale is conducted right on the street!

This year, we’re also bringing back our popular Chairity event! We’re inviting everyone to upcycle an old chair and donate it to be sold in a silent auction. The proceeds will help the Council for the Arts continue to create fun and unique programs for all artists and art-lovers in Onslow County! Find more information in our Chairity Application!

Art Block is a great way to spend the day celebrating the arts and having fun with your friends and family.  Join us again on April 29, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM for the 3rd Annual Art Block festival!


Event Schedule:

ALL DAY – Arts, Crafts, Face Painting, Murals, Food Trucks, and more

10:00 AM – Opening Remarks

10:15 AM – National Anthem – Sonji Currence

10:30 AM – Now & Then

11:15 AM – Freeway

12:15 PM – Irish Step Dancers

12:30 PM – Jazzpel

1:30 PM – Art Block 2017 Awards

2:00 PM – Okinawa Dancers/Drummers

2:45 PM – Three Rivers Band

3:30 PM – Superstar Runner

4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Become a sponsor – earn great publicity while supporting our community.  Download a Sponsor Packet here to learn more!


Be a Vendor at Art Block! Download and submit the 2017 VENDOR APPLICATION
Want to help, but can’t donate at a sponsor level?  Become a Friend of Art Block! Your contributions are greatly valued.