New World Festival of Arts 2017 Award Winners Announced

Perfect summer weather, over 75 world-class artists, and the backdrop of the Manteo waterfront provided the ideal setting for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts on August 16 and 17. Mixed media...

Surfalorus Film Festival 2017 Lineup Announced

The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional, national, and international surf films to the Outer Banks when it returns for its sixth year September 21-23. The free, family-friendly event will...

Halloween Art Of The Mask Exhibit Call For Entries Announced

Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) is getting into the Halloween spirit this year with a new special exhibit showing in October, and an official call for entries has just been announced for The Art of...

New World Art Show Returns To Manteo For 36th Year

Over 75 world-class artists will travel to the Manteo waterfront August 16-17 for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts. From 10am-5pm on both days guests can peruse fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry,...

Old Nags Head Pier by Mary Edwards

Outer Banks Artists Selected For Statewide Exhibition

Three members of Dare County Arts Council, Mary Edwards, Peggy Saporito and Bobby Wiltshire have been selected for the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd statewide exhibition. A total of 266 entries were submitted...

Art teachers and student rest after installing the student art exhibit at the Front Porch in Nags Head. Pictured from left: Jilli Schuler, Camie Romano, (student Vivian Wyant), Alice Baldwin and Holly Humphlett. (photo courtesy of Barbara Hanft)

Dare High Schools Student Art Show On Exhibit In Nags Head

For the first time ever AP art students from Manteo and First Flight High Schools have teamed up to host a collaborative art show called Dare To Art, which is currently on display at...

Dare High Schools Student Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Friday, March 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8pm. The exhibit will...

OBX Arts and Craft Festival

OBX Arts & Craft Festival Coming To Kitty Hawk

The annual OBX Arts and Craft Festival returns to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk in September. It’s that time of year again for one of the Outer Banks’ most memorable art shows....

Outer Banks Quilt Show Vendor Day

Outer Banks Quilt Show Vendor Day Is This Weekend

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show Vendor Day and Trunk Show is on exhibit this month at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, and the annual vendor day is coming this weekend. Vendor day will...

Dare High School Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, showing March 24 through April 20 (Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm). A meet-the-artist reception is set for March 24 from 5 to...

Joseph Bathanti

Dare County Arts Council To Host Former NC Poet Laureate

Dare County Arts Council is bringing former Poet Laureate of North Carolina Joseph Bathanti back to the Outer Banks for a two-day residency March 10-11. On Saturday, March 11, Bathanti will teach a writing...

2016 New World Festival of the Arts (photo courtesy of Tatum Clements)

New World Festival of the Arts Announces Call For Entries

Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo waterfront August 16-17 from 10am to 5pm.  The...

Glenn Eure at the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. (Photo courtesy of Logan Marshall.)

39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Awards Announced

 Over 300 people poured into the Dare County Arts Council Gallery on the evening of Saturday, January 28 for the opening reception of the 39th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Ceramic artist and...

Spotlight On Performing Arts Exhibit Opening In February

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council will open with an artist reception on Saturday, February 11 at Duck Town...

39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Opens In Manteo

The 39th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will open at the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) Gallery in downtown Manteo on Saturday, January 28. The opening reception will be held January 28 from...

"Lunch Tiime" by Nancy Haddock

Photography Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is hosting a series of Wildlife and Wetlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year, and the next Expo will open with an...

Power of Art with GEM Adult Day Services. (Photo courtesy of DCAC Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards.)

Dare County Arts Council Unleashes Power of Art Program

Dare County Arts Council announces a new program called the Power of Art, serving special groups in need or with limited access to arts programming and education. Made possible by a grant from the...

2016 Playbill Cover by Catherine Hamill

Spotlight on Performing Arts Call for Entries Announced

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council are co-presenting the Spotlight On Performing Arts exhibit, which will be on display from February 11 through April 28, 2017 at Duck...

The 2016 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Best in Show Winner, Travis Fowler's "Felt Like Right" acrylic and graphite on panel.

39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Call for Entries Announced

Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has announced a Call for Entries for the 2017 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be held at the DCAC Gallery for the first time since its inception...

Dare Arts Council’s Emerald Elegance Gala Channels Creativity

You are invited to channel your inner creativity on Saturday, October 22 at the Dare County Arts Council’s Emerald Elegance Gala at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion in Manteo from 7pm to 12am. Delectable cuisine by...