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...

[UPDATE: CANCELLED] Watercolor Society Of NC Bringing More Than Color To Outer Banks

UPDATE (10/7/16): This event has been cancelled due to expected impacts of Hurricane Matthew, and will be rescheduled for a later date. Watercolorists from across the state will travel to Manteo October 8-14 for...

New World Festival of the Arts 2016 Best in Show 3D (L-R)- DCAC Executive Director Chris Sawin, Best in Show 3D award recipient Cliff Garren, and DCAC Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards. (photo courtesy of Dare Arts Council)

New World Festival of the Arts Award Recipients Announced

Over 75 world-class artists gathered at the Manteo waterfront August 17-18 to showcase their work in the 35th Annual New World Festival of the Arts. This year’s New World Festival of the Arts Jury...

27th Annual Artrageous Art Event Returns To Kill Devil Hills

Celebrating youth art for the 27th year, Dare County Arts Council’s Artrageous will be held Saturday, September 24 at the Dare County Family Recreational Park in Kill Devil Hills from 10am to 3pm. This...

Surfalorus Film Festival Lineup Announced

Dare County Arts Council and Cucalorus are stoked to announce that over 30 international and regional surf films will be screening on the Outer Banks at the 5th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival September 15-17. The...

Girls at the 2015 longboard exhibit at DCAC. (L-R): Nadya Williams, Mary Wickre, Katie Kennis, Jess Moody, Fran Marler, Mary Schmader, Kim Franks, Whitney Hines, Patti Hook, and Haley Rae. (Photo courtesy of Mary Schmader.)

Surf’s Up in September at Dare County Arts Council

Celebrating the art of surfing, the Collectors Classic Longboard Exhibit paired with Outer Banks surf photography by Mickey McCarthy will be on display at Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo September 2-30. Returning...

Renowned 3D Chalk Artist To Highlight National Aviation Day Celebration

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and as part of that year-long ongoing celebration they have chosen what would be Orville Wright’s 145th birthday, August 19, recognized around the country as National...

35th Annual New World Festival of the Arts Returns To Manteo

Bringing 85 world-class artists from across the East Coast to sell and showcase their work, the New World Festival of the Arts returns to the Manteo waterfront August 17-18 from 10am to 5pm. The...

OBX Arts and Craft Festival Announced

It’s that time of year again for one of the Outer Banks’ most memorable art shows, featuring many popular area artists, as the OBX Arts & Craft Festival returns to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty...

Senior Arts And Crafts Show Returns To Kill Devil Hills

The 43rd Annual Senior Arts and Crafts Show returns to Kill Devil Hills in August. Sponsored by the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, the 2016 Senior Arts and Crafts Show will take place on Wednesday,...

Veterans Writing Workshop 2016 workshop leader, retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and professional writer James Matthews.

Dare Arts Council Veterans Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

Dare County Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2016 Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project, which will be held November 5 and 6 at UNC Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island. Returning to...

First Friday Events Take Over Manteo on July 1

First Fridays on the downtown Manteo waterfront are always big events with numerous activities happening for the community and Outer Banks visitors, but this Friday is July 1, a mid-summer extravaganza that may just...

Roosevelt’s Chair Series Presents Author Philip Gerard In Manteo

You are invited to spend an evening with North Carolina author Philip Gerard, whose latest book Dark of the Island takes place on Hatteras Island and offers the reader two fast paced plots. The...

Outer Banks Brewing Station Hosts Brew And Arts On Mondays All Summer

The popular Brew & Arts summer art show series benefiting Outer Banks Children at Play Museum returns to the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills on Mondays this June through August. Kids and...

Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island

Dare County Arts Council will host their fourth annual Rock The Cape Festival this month on Hatteras Island. The Rock The Cape Festival will return to Hatteras Island for its fourth year for three days of...