New World Festival of the Arts
300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo, NC 27954
The New World Festival of the Arts will be held on the waterfront in historic downtown Manteo on August 16th and 17th. This free family-oriented show is now in its 36th year of presenting the regions finest artists in an outdoor, festival atmosphere.
This two day art festival is a juried show exhibiting original works from over 75 world-class artists from throughout the east coast, providing artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their creative work and compete for awards. Exhibits include watercolor, oil & acrylic, drawing, photography, jewelry, wood design, leather works, sculpture, and pottery.
The Festival provides awareness of the current trends in the visual arts, while also acquainting visitors with the historic Town of Manteo. This annual show is one of the many artistic and cultural events that make Roanoke Island a very special place in the hearts of both residents and visitors alike.
Presented by PNC Bank for the third consecutive year, the free, outdoor festival has been a Manteo tradition for decades, providing awareness of current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic Town of Manteo.