34th New World Arts Festival Announced In Manteo
Celebrating its 34th year, The New World Festival of the Arts will be held on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th on the waterfront in downtown Manteo.
The two-day festival is open to artists throughout the country. The juried show will exhibit original works from 75 artists from throughout the east coast. Over a dozen artists are new to the show this year and are extremely excited to be a part of such a unique and established Festival. Exhibitors include watercolors, oil & acrylic, drawings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and pottery. The Festival provides artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards.
The New World Festival of the Arts is a family oriented outdoor show for spectators of all ages. The Festival provides awareness of the current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic town of Manteo. This once a year show coupled with so many other artistic and cultural events makes Roanoke Island a very special place in the hearts of its residents and the many visitors who come and visit the island every year.
New images of works by the exhibiting artists at the New World Festival of the Arts are posted each day to the New World Festival of the Arts Facebook page.
The festival originated as an event sponsored by the Town of Manteo and funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. It was originally co-chaired by the late Claire Grieves and Edward Greene. Greene assumed full leadership until passing it on to the Dare County Arts Council last year.
For more information, contact Dare County Arts Council at www.darearts.org,
The show is free and open to the public.
It will be open on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. A shuttle bus located at the south parking lot of College of The Albemarle’s Roanoke Island Campus on Highway 64 will be available to provide transportation to the Manteo Waterfront area. The free parking and free shuttle service is being provided by Dare County.
The festival is presented by PNC Bank and hosted by Dare County Arts Council. Ace Hardware, Village Realty and SAGA Development & Construction sponsor exhibitor awards.