Wilmington could get an arts council

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington is the only major city in North Carolina that currently does not have an arts council, but that could be changing.

It's been close to nine years since the Port City has had an arts council, but there is a committee focused on creating a new one.  Advocates say it's needed to help bring money to local arts.

Members of the committee are working with consultants, researching local art organizations, local artists and businesses.

Members of the Wilmington Arts Council say the council should be established within the next year.

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