Outer Banks Art

 Photo Courtesy of the Dare County Arts Council.

The Dare County Arts Council is located in the historic Dare County Courthouse building in Downtown Manteo,  For over 40 years, the Dare County Arts Council has been fulfilling a vital mission to encourage the Arts in Dare County through Advocacy, Enrichment and Opportunity. Each year thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds participate in DCAC sponsored Arts programs as performers, artists, audience members, students, visitors, and volunteers. For a current schedule of events and happenings, visit www.darearts.org or call (252) 473-5558.

The Currituck County Arts Council also opened in a new location November 2009. They are located at 126 Campus Dr, Moyock with their art gallery located in the Moyock Library. For gallery hours and current events, call (252)455-1221.

The local arts councils sponsor a number of special performances throughout the year such as the North Carolina and Virginia Symphonies, Frank Holder Dance Group, Graciela Mime Theater, Shady Grove Band, Carolina Players, African American Dance Ensemble, Terrance Simien, and the New York Chinese Folk Dance Company. The Dare County Arts Council has succeeded in establishing what has become the oldest and largest fine arts exhibition in Dare County, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. The show was created to increase participation and the diversity of work by involving artists new to the area, and to encourage artists to submit their best, most recent pieces. Over 100artists participate in the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show each year

Take some time to visit the local art galleries while you're here, attend an art show or sign up for a class!  Make your own jewelry or take home the work of a local designer. Take a dance lesson.  Experience live music, magic shows, and more options found in our entertainment section.


Photo Courtesy of The Silver Bonsai Gallery.  

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