Outer Banks Arts And Craft Festival Returns To Kitty Hawk
Organizers have announced details for this year’s OBX Arts and Craft Festival, happening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk in September.
If you are looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend the day, stop by the OBX Arts & Craft Festival at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk (oceanfront at milepost 1.5 on the Beach Road). Meander through booths of beautiful artwork and discover two local charities that are doing great things for the Outer Banks.
The festival takes place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 3 and 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. On display will be a delightful variety of creations from 25 Outer Banks artists whose specialties include painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, basketry, glasswork, fiber and textile arts, collage, metalwork, handmade soaps and more. Admission to the show is free on both days and there is plenty of free parking.
For a quick bite, check out the Hilton’s lobby cafe, Garden Grille and Bar, and complete your afternoon by purchasing original, handmade pieces from the artists onsite. Participating artists include Charlotte and Jerry Alexander, Rosanne Arndt, Bobbie Beckley, Pembroke Bryant, Brenda Buciorelli, Jackie Church, Carolina Coto, Susan Estrella, Kathy Godwin, Rosanna Gusler, Don Gwim, Randy Hodges, Anne Jacobson, Martha Johnson, Stephanie Kiker, Nancy Laird, Carolyn Leopard, Pete Lewando, Gordon Lewis, Nell Long, James Melvin, Margaret Miller, Megan Rubino and Patty Zukerowski.
In addition to the handcrafted art, you can gather information about two local charities that are dear to the hearts of the show’s founders, Charlotte Alexander and James Melvin. N.E.S.T., (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles), is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the habitats and migration routes of sea turtles and other marine animals on the Outer Banks. The other participating charity is the Outer Banks Relief Foundation which raises funds to help local folks in our Outer Banks community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to disease, illness, or personal tragedy with themselves or a family member. They work closely with other charitable organizations to coordinate support and services for the community.
Kudos to the participating artists, as a portion of the proceeds from their entrance fees help support these fine charities. Show visitors are encouraged to volunteer and/or donate to these important organizations. You can get more information about the charities and the artists at the festival’s Facebook page at facebook.com/obxartfestival.
So, mark your calendars for a day — or two — of exciting eye candy and heartwarming generosity, all the while supporting local artists and helping further the missions of two inspiring organizations.