Festival celebrates arts in the coastal south

Festival celebrates arts in the coastal south

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Find opera, theatre, dance, film, music, visual art and performance poetry at a festival that celebrates the arts in the coastal south.

The Lumina Festival of the Arts is July 12-28 at UNCW.

UNCW Presents and Opera Wilmington organized the event. Musician Rhiannon Giddens is one of the featured performers.

Giddens will join acclaimed jazz artist Regina Carter and award winning author John Jeremiah Sullivan on stage.

They will collaborate on a piece called “Lost Love Song” which explores the origins of blues music.

This year’s festival also features Opera Wilmington’s La Boheme.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $50 dollars depending on the event.

For more information, a complete schedule of events and for tickets, click here.

The event also includes the Hooked on Arts Street Fair, a collaboration between the UNCW College of Health & Human Services and the UNCW Lumina Festival of the Arts on July 13 and 14. The family-friendly festival brings together art vendors, food trucks and free entertainment in the visual and performing arts. Street fair organizers hope to raise awareness about arts-based therapy and support of addiction-related services/community partners in the Cape Fear region.

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