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  Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

303 W. Salisbury St.
P.O. Box 584
Wrightsville Beach, NC

(910) 256-2569

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday
10am until 4pm

Saturday - 12 noon - 5pm
Sunday - 1pm - 5pm

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18th Lumina Daze at Wrightsville Beach

Seas the Daze!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
5 - 9pm at Blockade Runner Beach Resort
275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Our yearly celebration of great music and the Wrightsville Beach community is coming up!  Lumina Daze returns on Sunday, August 24th from 5 - 9pm at the Blackade Runner Beach Resort.  This evening of fun and dancing under the stars will benefit Wrightsville Beach Museum.  Music will be provided by Wilmington Big Band, Dixieland All-Stars, AND beach music with The Imitations.  Again this year we will have a Live Auction in addition to our popular Silent Auction.  Auction items will include a wide assortment of fine art, services, and specialties from local businesses.  Food and drink will be plentiful, sales of which will be provided by the Blockade Runner Resort.  


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2014 Schedule of Events

Silent Auction - 5:00 - 8:45pm
Ocean Front Dining - 5:00 - 9:00pm
Food and Drinks - 5:00 - 9:00pm
Dixieland All-Stars - 5:00 - 5:45pm and 8:15 - 9:00pm
Wilmington Big Band - 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Imitations - 6:15 - 7:15pm and 8:00 - 9:00pm
Live Auction - 7:30 - 8:00pm (pay for live auction items at 8:15pm)
Silent Auction Closes - 8:45pm (pay for and pick up Silent Auction items in the Nighthawk Room)

National artist, Deborah Cavenaugh painted a custom narrative artwork for auction by Wrightsville Beach Museum's Lumina Daze.  Cavenaugh, who at age 40 picked up her family and moved to the Wilmington area, began painting that same year when her children gave her a Mother's Day gift of paints they bought in a toy store.  She made her art career painting works that celebrated the good life her family found here.  "The Wrightsville Beach area was my home for 20 years.  I raised my family here, and here, I discovered I could paint!" she says.  "Creating this piece of art for Lumina Daze was such a joy.  It is a painting about life on Wrightsville Beach - right out on sand and down by the water - filled with folks enjoying that life," Cavenaugh included signs and symbols of our seaside favorites from restaurants to businesses to clubs to the last commercial shrimper throughout the creation, culminating in what she calls, "a sort of pictorial memory of life on our island."  The museum's houses feature prominently in the scene.

Deborah's works sell all over the world and are known for their colorful representation of what is good in life.  Cavenaugh has two Azalea Festival posters, a North Carolina Oyster Festival poster and art for many other community and charity events in her portfolio.  More can be learned about the artist at www.deborahcavenaugh.com .

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  • Dixieland Allstars
  • Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Tadlock Alignment and Brake Service


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