Explore one of the newest art spaces in the culturally rich city of Wilmington with a visit to Expo 216. Located in the heart of the downtown area, this gallery is a fine destination to discover a wealth of talents through a series of exhibits and gallery events that will make any newcomer fall in love with the Wilmington arts scene.
Expo 216 is a non-profit museum that encompasses more than 5,000 square feet of interior space in a recently renovated historic building. Situated just a couple blocks away from the waterfront, and therefore easy to discover on a self-guided downtown walking tour, this museum’s exhibits are theme-driven, and focus on a specific social or environmental issue, which adds another unique layer to the already enthralling works. Recent exhibits of note that have garnered accolades from critics and everyday art fans alike include Ocean Plastic, which focuses on the local waters and how ocean debris can harm its wild residents. Exhibits change regularly, so every visit presents an opportunity to learn something new, or discover a new talent. Always unique and engaging, and easily one of the most modern and timely galleries in the Wilmington area, Expo 216 earns its reputation as one of the most exciting new attractions on the local Cape Fear arts scene.