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Youth In The Arts

The Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts a new art exhibition each month, showcasing visual artists, master crafters and expert creatives. During the month of March is something just a little different and pretty special. Local children from Brunswick County schools have all been working hard in art class to create something for display and to be judged. The center will be full of student art work in March. And on March 28 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm celebrate the 6th annual Youth Art Day, where all the art winners will be announced.

Youth’s Art Day

The entire family will enjoy the day of festivities planned. There will be a variety of kid and family activities, games and plenty of fun for all. Hands-on arts and crafts include projects that include a mix of materials and themes and can be taken home with participants that day.

Through- out the morning, two amazing local acts will make an appearance on the LCAC Main Stage. Mr. Scooter will entertain with his hip-hop storytelling style at 10 a.m. Later in the morning, at 11:45 a.m., the US International Ballet will present a special performance of “Leaps and Beats.” Watch these international dancers soar across the stage to modern music.

This show will celebrate the creativity and talents of youth in Brunswick County. A jury of local art professionals will judge the gallery show and winners will be recognized at 11:30 a.m. The Youth Art Month exhibit will be on display March 2 – 28, 2020.

This event is free and is sponsored by Leland Cultural Arts Center. The Center has a vibrant, thriving art community, highly trained teachers and offers an abundance of artistic opportunities to the local community - any age and any skill level. To find out more about their events, classes and opportunities visit their website


If you have a creative youngster in the family and are wondering what to do this summer, look no further…the Leland Cultural Arts Center also offers amazing summer camps. One of the most popular camps is Camp Create!

Registration is now open and this camp usually fills up. Every day is a creative adventure, full of self-expression and imaginative exploration. Fields trips are planned every week, games, activities, creative projects and socialization with lots of other kids. Two days are never the same, so the campers will never be bored.

This camp runs for eight weeks in the summer. Sign up for one week or all eight. Registration is open now. Don’t wait on this one, space is limited. For more

Dates: June 8 - August 21

Monday - Thursday – 8:30 am- 5:30 pm

Fridays – 8:30 am - 3 pm

(Early drop-off option available!)

Early Bird Fee (through April 1): $135/camper

Fee (after April 1) : $150/camper

Scholarships are available

Camp Create Field Trips

Week 1-June 12

Wrightsville Beach & Park Day

Week 2- June 19

Airlie Gardens & Leland Fire Department (Tour & Junior Safety Program)

Week 3- June 26

YMCA (Soccer & Field Games) & Leland Fire Department (Tour & Junior Safety Program)

Week 4- July 10

Pointe Movie Theatre & Hugh McRae Park

Week 5- July 17

Southport Maritime Museum & Oak Island Splash Pad Park

Week 6- July 24

Nature/Birding Walk at Greenfield Lake Park with Cape Fear Audubon & Defy Gravity

Week 7- July 31

Point Movie Theatre & Bowling at Ten Pin Alley

Week 8- August 7

Tree Top Adventure Zip Lines & Park Day at Leland Municipal Park

*All destinations are subject to change. Details for each field trip will be given each Monday at pick-up.

Hero Camps

The art center is also offering two special camps this summer. Find out what it’s like to be a hero – a firefighter or a police officer--for the day! Registration for these two special camp days is open now and space is very limited, so don’t delay.

Local Hero Camp: Firefighter

This camp will give campers insight on what it is like to be a firefighter! Campers will enjoy hands-on experience with an agility course and learn more about the tools used in everyday firefighting.

Location: Leland Cultural Arts Center & Leland Fire Department

Date: July 28

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Early Bird Fee (through April 1): $30/camper

Fee (after April 1): $40/camper

Local Hero Camp: Police Officer

This camp will give campers insight on what it is like to be a police officer/detective! Campers will enjoy hands-on experience solving mock cases and learn more about the tools used in everyday police work.

Date: July 30

Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Early Bird Fee (through April 1): $30/camper

Fee (after April 1): $40/camper

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