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Site Management by Big Biz Box, LLC,

120 Goldsboro St SW, Suite A

Wilson NC 27893

252-363-1600

NORTH CAROLINA

WHIRLIGIG FESTIVAL

a festival of fine arts & family fun

from the heart of

Historic Downtown Wilson NC

 

NORTH CAROLINA

WHIRLIGIG FESTIVAL

a festival of fine arts & family fun

from the heart of

Historic Downtown Wilson NC

 

Give It A Whirl! in 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, November 8, 2020

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Whirlikidz Zone

Sponsored by Leonard Buildings

The North Carolina Whirligig Festival is family friendly and kid focused. As you stroll through the festival shopping the vendors, make sure to also visit the Whirli-Kidz Zone.

Vendor Information

Vendor Applications Closed for 2019

SOLD OUT!!!! 

NC Whirligig Festival Office
120 Goldsboro Street
Wilson, NC 27893

Whirl-Run 5K - 10K Information

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Coordinator

NC Whirligig Festival Office
120 Goldsboro Street
Wilson, NC 27893

Artist In Residence for the NC Whirligig Festival

Dan Nelson

One of the highlights of the NC Whirligig Festival each year is watching the amazing Dan Nelson create three large paintings, Live.

America's Foremost Live-Event Painter

 

If you combine three parts painter, two and a half parts musician, a pound or two of inventor, and a heaping tablespoon of show-off . . . you just might come up with a Dan Nelson, Art Adventurer Extraordinaire.

 

Dan made his living for decades as a freelance illustrator, perfecting his technique in pen and ink (Just look it up in YouTube), watercolor, airbrush, and all the traditional illustration mediums.

 

Late in this artistic journey he picked up oil painting and discovered that what he reallyliked was painting  in a tux . . . with TWO HANDS! . . . and an AUDIENCE! 

 

He now does paintings up to 8 by 10- feet tall across the United States-- at Festivals, Fundraisers, Weddings, and Corporate Functions. Yep! Mostof the time in a tux.

And ALL of the time with TWO HANDS.

 

Feel free to stop by and chat while he paints. The only thing he likes better than painting people is painting withpeople.

He involves participants by asking them to help pick colors and textures, and might even have you grab a brush and help! 

 

Several Nelson' paintings are often for sale after the festival.

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120 Goldsboro St SW, Suite A, Wilson NC 27893

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