Calling All Artists!

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Thalian Association, manager of the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center at 120 S. 2nd Street, is seeking artists in all mediums who wish to exhibit in the HBHUSO/CAC community gallery.

This is an exciting opportunity for emerging and established artists to show their work at no charge in the home for visual and performing arts in the Cape Fear region. Exhibitions will rotate on a bi-monthly schedule with preference given to residents of New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. The community gallery is open daily during regular business hours and the public is always welcome. For application and exhibition guidelines please contact Donna Green, Community Arts Center Director,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



pdfNews Release Community Arts Center Seeks Artists

pdfCommunity Arts Center Gallery Submission Form


Our Management

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is managed by the staff of the The Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina.

The Thalian Association is a non-profit, membership organization founded in 1788 to provide arts education and bring the excitement of the performing arts to Wilmington. The organization has its offices and holds auditions at the Community Arts Center.  The Center also hosts the Thalian Children's Theater classes and performances.

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Parking Information


Patrons of the HBHUSO/Community Arts Center can park in the surface lot conveniently located next to the building.

Parking Rates:

- Hourly: $1
- Daily: $5
- Monthly: $45

Paid parking is enforced 24/7 unless otherwise noted.  Visit the City of Wilmington's website for more information about downtown Wilmington parking.