Waterway Art Association


Welcome to Waterway Art Association


The Waterway Art Association, Calabash, NC, is a non-profit organization established in 1991 and serves artists residing in southern Brunswick County, NC and northeastern Horry County, SC.

Our mission is to encourage artistic awareness and the enjoyment of fine arts and to stimulate growth both on individual and community levels. We fulfill our mission with art exhibits and shows, workshops, demonstrations, indoor and outdoor painting sessions, as well as trips to regional art venues. By providing channels for networking and communication, our members experience a creative environment for learning, sharing and building friendships.

Come Join Us!

Our informal paint-in sessions are held every Wednesday at the Bellinger Artworks Studio, 283B Koolabrew Drive, NW, Calabash, North Carolina from 9 AM to noon for a fee of $1.00. Artists bring whatever projects they wish to work on and simply share the experience of painting together. Live models may be available for interested artists to sketch or paint for a fee of $3.00 per person.


Join in the Fun by Helping

Waterway Art Association is a dynamic group of artists with many artists’ workshops, excursions, art exhibitions and art shows. These activities are designed to reach a broad range of artistic interests and are powered by our member volunteers.

Please consider leading or supporting one of the several committees needed to make Waterway a success. Are you interested in a particular event? Contact the chairperson or a board member and ask how you can help. Do you want to develop your skills, to meet others, to make new contacts, or to just have fun – jump in and volunteer! Read More…

Workshops & Events

Terry Sellers Harrison - Painting From Life and Photography
Oct 29, 2019 / 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM • 8-week series of classes
Bellinger Artworks Studio, Calabash, NC

Jef Sturm - Without Atmosphere a Painting is Nothing
Nov 07, 2019 / 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM • 1-day workshop
Bellinger Artworks Studio, Calabash, NC

Todd Carrigan - Capturing the Many Faces of Animals
January 20, 2020 / 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM • 1-day workshop
Bellinger Artworks Studio, Calabash, NC

Phil Meade - Landscape Techniques
February 7, 2020 / 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM • 1-day workshop
Bellinger Artworks Studio, Calabash, NC

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Fellow WAA member Dr. Connie Numbers announces her first solo art show, “Made With Love,” showcasing her original works of art. A variety of beautiful handmade cards, small works of art and paintings will be on exhibit and available for sale. The show will be held at, “Om Sweet Om Yoga and Fitness,” 722 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach on November 9th, 2019 from 11 AM - 5 PM.

Food and drink will be provided. A portion of the proceeds will go to R.A.C.E. (Rescue Animals Community Effort). Come out and support your fellow WAA member!