Fourth Friday Gallery Walk

January 18th, 2010

New Hanover County, NC builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes encourages both locals and visitors to attend the Fourth Friday Gallery Walks. These monthly walks are self-guided tours through several downtown Wilmington, NC galleries and studios featuring exhibitions of various artistic genres including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, sculpture, woodwork, glass, metals, ceramics, mixed media and more. Showcasing art and art-related events, Fourth Fridays also include opening receptions, artist discussions, live music, wine tastings, food sampling and other traditional and non-traditional art-based activities. The next Walk is January 22, 2010 and goes through November 26, 2010. For more information call 910.763.3737, visit, or become a Facebook Fan of Fourth Friday Gallery Walks!

Wilmington, NC builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is a proud supporter of our local businesses and encourages our readers to become a Facebook Fan of “Do It Downtown”, a site built to promote historic downtown Wilmington, NC’s events and attractions. Below is more information on Do It Downtown and click here to join their Facebook Fan Page!

Overview: DO IT DOWNTOWN’s Facebook page was started and is hosted by a group of volunteers who are passionate about the huge amount of fun and interesting things there are to DO Downtown: You can DO IT DOWNTOWN at 5 Live Theatres, 5 Cool Museums and 20 Galleries. You can DO IT DOWNTOWN on the Riverwalk, a Cruise or on Fun Tours. And you can DO IT DOWNTOWN at over 100 Unique Shops, 50 Restaurants and 20 Nightclubs. But you can’t DO IT DOWNTOWN at any Chain Stores because there aren’t any!

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Downtown and helping us get the message out about all the cool things there are to DO Downtown we would love to have you join our efforts! Direct any questions or inquiries on this project to: Perspective Internet Marketing, Lori Lorusso,

Mission: To invite you to see downtown Wilmington, NC! Park First Hour FREE in the City Decks!

Products: The place to go for:

  • Free Parking 1st hour in City Decks!
  • 5 live theaters.
  • 5 cool museums.
  • 20 galleries
  • 100 unique shops.
  • Segway tours.
  • Riverboat tours.
  • 50 restaurants.
  • 20 Nightclubs, etc
  • ZERO chain stores 🙂

New Hanover County, NC new home builder Mark Johnson Custom Homes is excited to share that Wilmington will host an antique show this month. WECT reporter Bob Townsend posted the following article today and stay tuned to WECT for more information on the antique show that will come to downtown Wilmington!

“WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – While the beach draws visitors to southeastern North Carolina when it’s warm, the cold month of January brings in people looking for treasure.

A huge antique show will take place in Wilmington at the end of the month, but the antique business is prominent in the area year round.

Wilmington’s history dates back into the sixteen hundreds, but it is antique items much older than that which brings many antique lovers into the port city.

Most of the city’s antique dealers had their shops on Front Street for many years, but many have moved out of the downtown area, to just a few blocks away, here on Castle Street, and have transformed that part of the city into a true antique district.

In all, there are about 20 antique stores spread across Wilmington with about 250 thousand square feet of display area. 

Each has it’s own special niche, some specializing in large furniture items and other in small trinkets. Moore says right now, he is seeing a lot of customers looking for the small collectibles.

Bettie Biggagi has been in the antique business for years, mostly in New Hampshire, where she ran a collectible business and small store. She feels the antique business in the South is far ahead of Northern States.

Whether you are looking for a small item or something bigger to fill up a room, January is a great month to buy, because store operators say they are ready to deal.”

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