Art in the Parks!

With the weather warming up and the pandemic winding down we bet you are ready to get out and DO SOMETHING. The Town of Leland may have just the ticket to get you outside and even get your creative juices flowing with its Art Around Town program. The town, in cooperation with the Brunswick County and North Carolina Arts Councils, is hosting a series of workshops in parks and and at the Leland Cultural Arts Center that explore a variety of visual and performing arts. Perfect for the entire family, these workshops are led by experienced artists and are free to enjoy!


Plastic: Lost and Found Demonstration

Artist: Robert Anderson

Thursday, April 8, 6-8 pm

Leland Cultural Arts Center

1212 Magnolia Village Way

This demo will review the basic techniques used to reclaim plastic into art including mechanical and chemical recycling. Techniques will include heat bonding, expanding foam, chemical etching, continuous cut of plastic, and other types of connection details. Be sure to stop into the LCAC Gallery to see Robert Anderson’s exhibition and read all about it on page 8.

Chalk-a-Thon!

Saturday, April 10, 10 am - 1 pm

Founders Park

102 Town Hall Drive

Founders Park will be host to a fun sidewalk chalk event! Come by and create your very own masterpiece in the park.

Family Zumba Dance Party

Artist: Tracie Rabalais

Saturday, April 10, 1-2 pm

Founders Park

102 Town Hall Drive

Get on your feet and dance the afternoon away! The whole family will have a blast with this outdoor Zumba party.

Art In The Park: Sketching

Artist: Trey Moore

Saturday, April 17, 10 am - 12 pm

Westgate Nature Park

1260 Westgate Drive

Enjoy a morning of sketching! You will learn how to sharpen your observation skills and use line, shape, and value to make sketches of nature. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Art In The Park: Create with Clay

Artist: John Hebert

Saturday, April 17, 1-3 pm

Westgate Nature Park

1260 Westgate Drive

A day in the park and some take home art! Spend the afternoon outside making clay creatures from air-dry clay and other mediums. Bring the entire family and enjoy a few hours of nature at Westgate Park.

Art In The Park: Turning the Wheel

Artist: Turning the Wheel

Saturday, April 24, 10 am - 1 pm

Founders Park

102 Town Hall Drive

The artists of Turning the Wheel bring a day full of creativity to Founders Park! They will have art and poetry projects, dancing in the green grass, as well as instruments to play. Drop by and enjoy it all!

Demo and Try: Pottery wheel Throwing

Artist: Lauren Rogers

Thursday, April 29, 6-8 pm

Leland Cultural Arts center

1212 Magnolia Village Way

Want to learn more about the pottery wheel? Want to give it a try? This demo is for you! Lauren Rogers will cover the basics and give you a chance to get your hands muddy. Stop by just to learn more or to try the wheel yourself!

LCAC Workshop: Basket Weaving

Artist: Pam Milat

Saturday, May 1, 9 am - 1 pm

Leland Cultural Arts Center

1212 Magnolia Village Way

Join a LCAC basket weaving artist and weave a solid maple framed Carolina Mountain footstool. Starting from an assembled frame, students will use flat reed to twill weave to complete the seat of their stool.

Family Zumba Dance Party

Artist: Tracie Rabalais

Saturday, May 1, 1-2 pm

Founders Park

102 Town Hall Drive

Get on your feet and dance the afternoon away! The whole family will have a blast with this outdoor Zumba party.

LCAC Workshop: Trash to Treasure

Artist: Robert Anderson

Thursday, May 6, 6-8 pm

Leland Cultural Arts center

1212 Magnolia Village way

Learn how to create a unique abstract functional art piece! From plastic centerpieces to wall sconces you'll get to reclaim plastic into a work of art. Read more about artist Robert Anderson on page 8.

LCAC Workshop: Turning the Wheel

Artist: Turning the Wheel

Thursday, May 13, 3-5 pm

Leland Cultural Arts Center

1212 Magnolia Village Way

Turning the Wheel is bringing their creativity to the Leland Cultural Arts Center! Don’t miss an afternoon of fun with music and movement for all ages!

Art in the Park: Sketching

Artist: Trey Moore

Saturday, May 15 10 am- 12 pm

Westgate Nature Park

1260 Westgate Drive

Enjoy a morning of sketching! You will learn how to sharpen your observation skills and use line, shape, and value to make sketches of nature. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Art in the Park: Create with Clay

Artist: John Hebert

Saturday, May 15 1-3 pm

Westgate Nature park

1260 Westgate Drive

A day in the park and some take home art! We'll be spending the afternoon outside making clay creatures from airdry clay and other mediums. Bring the entire family and enjoy a few hours of nature at Westgate Park.

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