The Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington Ballet Company and Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center have partnered to bring Festival of Trees to its new location at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, and the Nutcracker Ballet continues last year’s success at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center at Ashley High School. These memorable, family events are the perfect way to kick off the holiday celebration.
The 25 plus year historic Festival of Trees will be hosted at the Cameron Art Museum and serves as the jewel box backdrop to 25 sponsored trees. The Festival will be available for viewing starting on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10am to 8pm and will continue on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28 from 10am to 6pm, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 from 10am to 8pm. The last day of Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum will be Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10am to 6pm. Festival of Trees and the museum are closed on Monday, Nov. 26.
For the Nutcracker ballet performance the Wilmington Ballet Company is bringing in a larger cast of professionals for this special event in an effort to provide a memorable experience for adults and children alike. Five professional dancers will join a cast of 60+ local dancers to create a spectacular full-length grand-scale traditional Nutcracker. The production will be the area’s largest most elaborate Nutcracker ever! Performances for the Nutcracker ballet are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2 at 3pm at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center. For more information about the Wilmington Ballet Company’s Nutcracker visit (http://nutcrackerwilmingtonnc.com/).
The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.