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BIG ARTS Programs

BIG ARTS, formally known as the Barrier Island Group for the Arts, was created by and for the community more than four decades ago. Its founding principle remains to this day: to experience and celebrate the artist in all of us and to remind us of our shared humanity. Each year we offer a vibrant cultural palette of performing and fine arts, films, workshops and lectures that enrich our lives. Come experience the power of the arts and the joy of coming together at BIG ARTS.

This Week at BIG ARTS

Week of Events

Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

Glass Fusing Instructor: Petra Kaiser

Painting Seascapes, Beaches, & Dunes in Oil Master Artist-Instructor: Douglas David

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BIG ARTS Gift Shop

Featuring one-of-a-kind items created by local artists, the BIG ARTS gift shop has unique keepsakes waiting to be discovered. Whether you are searching for a perfect gift, original décor for your home, or beautiful earrings for a night out, all are available in the BIG ARTS gift shop. Come explore the stunning artwork, exquisite pottery, handcrafted jewelry, and much more!

BIG ARTS Annual Benefit

March 22, 2024

Come experience one of the most fun, exciting nights on the islands – complete with lavish buffets and open bars, and post-show desserts, dancing and drinks. Best of all, come to experience one of the most exciting acts to come to the BIG ARTS stage. You will be on your feet when you hear The Doo Wop Project, featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits, Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. The Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate – and in some cases creatively reimagine – some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history! Make your reservation early for the best seats, and consider becoming a sponsor of this must attend annual gathering.

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Support BIG ARTS

Greats communities create great organizations; and our donors and volunteers are the heart of BIG ARTS. We have become an inspirational gathering place where artistic and educational excellence is available to all because of your support. With your help, we can continue to carry our vision forward by offering captivating programs that will enrich our community for generations to come.

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