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...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Outer Banks Premiere Highlights [Photo Gallery]

Our friends at Earth 383 Comics and Games hosted another Outer Banks movie premiere party and local art show at RC Theatres this week, for Marvel’s latest superhero epic Captain America: Civil War. The...

Glenn and Pat Eure of Ghost Fleet Gallery and watercolorist Peggy Saporito at the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. (Photo by Dare County Arts Council Board Member Julie Walter.)

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Award Recipients Announced

Hundreds of artists and art enthusiasts gathered at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo on Sunday, May 1 for the opening of the 19th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The annual...

Dare County Arts Council's 2015 Ruby Renaissance Gala. (photo by Mary Basnight)

Dare County Arts Council Announces Emerald Elegance Gala

The Dare County Arts Council officially announced this week that their Emerald Elegance Gala will take place on Saturday, October 22 at Pirate’s Cove Pavilion in Manteo from 7pm to 12am. The Emerald Elegance Gala...

Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island In June

Dare County Arts Council will host their fourth annual Rock The Cape Festival June 8-10 on Hatteras Island. Rock The Cape is a three-day celebration of the creative community of Hatteras Island with live...

Science and art go head to head as Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso (David Rolf and Daniel Ziegler, foreground) meet in a French bar filled with memorable characters (L-R: Abigael McGaha, Kat Morgan, Stuart Parks II, Penelope Carroll, Rob Jenkins, Jessica Sands, Don Bridge, Shaun Olson, and Beth Egbert) in Theatre of Dare’s production of Steve Martin’s 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'.

Theatre Of Dare Presents Steve Martin Comedy In April

Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso walk into a bar, and the rest is history. That’s the concept behind Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a comedy by beloved comedian, actor, and musician Steve Martin that...

Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards and Owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing at the 2015 opening reception. 

19th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show On Exhibit In May

The 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show presented by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates will open at the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) Gallery in downtown Manteo on Sunday, May 1.  The opening...

Dare County Arts Council Gallery Manager Louise Sanderlin, Artist Lisa LeMair, Dare County Arts Council Volunteer Erin Johnson, and Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin (left to right) at the 2015 New World Festival Of The Arts. 

Artists Invited To Participate In 35th New World Arts Festival

Celebrating its 35th year, the New World Festival Of The Arts will be held August 17 and 18 from 10am to 5pm on the waterfront in downtown Manteo. New World Festival Of The Arts offers...

“Texas” by First Flight student Michelle Hall.

Dare County High Schools Student Art Show Opens At Festival Park

The Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show will open in the Art Gallery at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Monday, March 28. “We are proud to have the Dare County School Art Show...

The 2015 Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show People's Choice Award winner Jason Schultz.

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Call For Entries Announced

The Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has announced a Call for Entries for the 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show presented by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates. The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of...

Ellie Midgette’s nautical quilt.

Outer Banks Community Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo this March.  Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The show will include quilts made, or...

Local Color Painting Parties Return to Outer Banks Brewing Station

Happy Hour Painting Parties, presented by Local Color, are back at Outer Banks Brewing Station on Thursdays each week through March. This Thursday, February 18, you can uncork your inner artist while learning how to...

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts

Outer Banks Forum Playbill Art Competition Announced

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council Collaborate in Art Competition for 2016 Forum Playbill Cover. The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County...

Judge Scott Eagle is pictured with his selection for Best in Show by Travis Fowler.

Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2016 Winners Announced

Dare County Arts Council has announced this year’s winners of the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Judge Scott Eagle of East Carolina University awarded Best in Show to Travis Fowler for his painting...

Dare Arts Council Announces Color Theory Workshop

You are invited to join Dare County Arts Council for a fantastic 2-Day Color Theory Workshop with artist Adele Castillo on February 20 & 21, 2016. In this intensive workshop, students will begin by...

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Opens January 30th.

Dare Arts Council Presents 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, presented by Southern Insurance Agency. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running...

NC Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit Showing In Manteo

Dare County Arts Council is hosting two special exhibits this holiday season, opening December 6th, featuring the Traveling Exhibit from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, and DCAC’s Annual Holiday Small Works Show, which...

Shake painting by Kalo. (photo courtesy of Dare County Arts Council)

Dare Arts Council Announces Joint Chicamacomico Historical Art Project

Outer Banks artists will have a unique chance to combine their creative talents with local history in the coming year as part of a joint venture between the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) and...

Dare County Arts Council Veterans Exhibit Receives Surprise Addition

The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center received a welcome surprise addition to the Family Traditions of Service exhibit that is currently on display upstairs in the Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen...

A preview of Family Traditions of Service: An Historical Tribute to Veterans:  A Historical Military Exhibit from the North Carolina Archives. The exhibit opened on, November 3 at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC.

Outer Banks Veterans Week 2015 Schedule of Events Released

As part of Outer Banks Veterans Week, Dare County Arts Council has published a schedule of events and ceremonies for veterans this month, which you can find below.   For the third consecutive year, Dare...

Dare Arts Council Hosting Sea Turtle Clay Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a polymer clay workshop with artist Cyndi Buell, creating sea turtle pendants and sculptures. Cyndi says, “Sea turtles are some of our oldest living creatures on...

Outer Banks Artrageous Art Extravaganza - Sept. 26, 2015

Artrageous Art Extravaganza 2015 Details Announced

UPDATE: Due to the possibility of unsafe weather conditions this weekend, the 26th annual Artrageous kids art festival has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 31 from 10am to 3pm.  Mark your calendars for the 26th...

Earth 383 Comics and Games Shop Opens in Kill Devil Hills

The Outer Banks is getting a much needed new comic book store when Earth 383 Comics and Games of Elizabeth City opens their new location in Kill Devil Hills this week. The grand opening...

Island Art Show Coming To Rodanthe This Weekend

 The Island Art Show is happening this weekend at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, located in the northern villages of Hatteras Island just south of Liberty Gas Station and north of North Beach Campground.  ...

Painting by Frank DuVal, titled "Osprey", after a photograph by Eve Turek.

Fall Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island National Wildlife Refuge

Throughout the year, the  National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Art Expos featuring various artforms focusing on Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina. The Fall Art Expo will open...

New World Festival of the Arts

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...

Dare County Arts Council Announces August Featured Artists

Dare County Arts Council will host the work of two talented artists for the month of August with Kathryn Osgood and Beverly Perdue. On exhibition will be new works in Jewelry Design by Osgood...