Every year the Island Arts and Culture Alliance holds an art auction for the purpose of raising funds to provide continuing support for the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, provide grants to island elementary schools to support and enhance their arts programs, and hold special events that enhance arts and culture in our island community


As art programs continue to be scaled back in our schools due to decreased state funding, we work to ensure our children do not loose the opportunity to learn how the arts can impact their lives. Each year the IACA donates funds to the Carolina Beach Elementary School and Montessori School for their arts programs.  

In 2018 we were able to purchase 20 handmade ukuleles for the CB Elementary School music program and also supported DREAMS of Wilmington with funds for a pilot program for low income children on the island.


Local artists support this program by donating fine arts and fine crafts for the auction and our volunteer organize brings this event to life.  Here are some highlights of this past events.


We welcome anyone who wants to participate as an artist or volunteer to help support and grown Island Arts and Culture Alliance.  Please email for more information.



Annual Art Auction

Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival