Wilson Center and Arts Council Announce NEW Ghostlight Series

Ghostlight Series logo in white, with Arts Council of Wilmington and WHQR logos

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College and The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County are pleased to announce the creation of the new Wilson Center Ghostlight Series to support our local area artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This new series will feature local and regional artists, with seven different artists performing each week, and will be available on the internet and broadcast by WHQR.

The Arts Council is accepting applications from local music artists who have been economically impacted by the pandemic, and their committee will select the artists for each week’s performances. These artists will be featured in a 30-minute performance each day, and a compilation of that week’s Ghostlight concerts will be broadcast on WHQR.

The Arts Council will be accepting donations which will support the artists featured in the Wilson Center Ghostlight Series. Links will be provided during each performance, and all donations are tax deductible.

According to Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of the Arts Council, “The nonprofit arts sector in New Hanover County has an economic impact of $55.8 million, employs the full-time equivalent of 2076, and generates $5.6 million dollars in local and state tax revenues, excluding the cost of admission. Add to that the number of for-profit businesses that employ musicians, vocalists, and artists, and the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes very real.”  

Any music artists – vocalists, vocal groups, solo musicians, bands, etc. – who are interested in participating in the Wilson Center Ghostlight Series may complete an application online at www.artswilmington.org.

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