WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)-CFCC students are showcasing their
artwork in downtown Wilmington this week.
Students from the art program at the college are painting
the walls of vacant businesses this weekend.
Officials from the Downtown Business Alliance asked the
college to paint some of the vacated buildings.
The building formerly housing the Soapbox on Front Street is
one of the buildings being used.
Victoria Paige, an art professor at CFCC, said this project
benefits the city and the art students.
"When students are actually doing extra
activities in a club, they're able to put that on their resume and have a
possibility of getting a better job or at least showing what they can do,"
Paige said the students are trying to get the
murals done for the holiday parade on Saturday.