SWANSBORO, N.C (WNCT) – The Seaside Arts Council in Swansboro is hosting its first annual Beach Ball event on Jan. 27th.  

Their scholarship program was created over five years ago. Will Baker from the Seaside Arts Council said, “The process for high school students is we require students to submit an essay and recommendation from teachers or staff Croatan and Swansboro high schools.”  

CLICK HERE to watch a video promoting the event

The intent of the scholarships is to help promote the arts among the youth and support the continuation of the arts for those students who want to continue in the arts to further their education.  

To attend the event, an individual ticket costs $40 and a corporate table costs $300 for eight seats. The ticket price includes dinner, music, and automatic entry to win a 3-night staycation in a beachfront home.  

“I just think that it’s a great opportunity to try to keep the arts going for the next generation to try to support them as much as we can. Because it’s that’s what it’s all about is trying to keep things going,” said Will Baker, Member of Seaside Arts Council.

All the proceeds from the event will go towards the scholarship. Click here to learn more and to order tickets.