No artful exploration of Wilmington is complete without a visit to the acclaimed Charles Jones African Art. This local institution has been in business for more than 25 years, and features an extensive collection of traditional African works in all mediums, enchanting art aficionados and everyday shoppers or explorers alike.
The gallery is located in between the heart of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, and as a result, is easy to reach for veritably all Cape Fear area vacationers. Once inside, patrons will be treated to a vast and eye-catching collection that takes a range of forms, from weapons and terra cotta pieces to textiles and African furniture. Works from Nigeria and Liberia are especially represented within the gallery, however, art lovers will also find a stellar collection of fine Yoruba and Benin works on hand, as well as a very extensive array of early Dan masks, and a nicely varied selection of African Art from Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon and the Congo. Catalogs, books, and appraisal services are also available on-site, making the gallery a truly knowledgeable locale for all African art items. As a diverse and exceptional addition to the local arts scene, Charles Jones African Art invited patrons to sample artworks on a truly global scale.