Sponsors Grizelle Fearing of Mollie A. Fearing and Associates and Mark Ballog of Lucky 12 Tavern are pictured with the Best in Show painting by Fay Davis Edwards, and the People’s Choice Award painting by Jason Schultz.

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Opens, Winners Announced

Dare County Arts Council was filled to capacity with nearly 200 artists and art lovers on Sunday, May 3rd to celebrate the opening of the 18th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. Sponsored by...

Christine Dakin will perform in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park on May 22, 2015.

Dancer Christine Dakin To Screen Film, Perform On Outer Banks

Professional dancer Christine Dakin will screen her film La Voz del Cuerpo – The Body Speaks on the Outer Banks this month in Manteo, sponsored by the Bryan Cultural Series. A talk and dance...

Dare County Arts Council celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015.

Dare County Arts Council Announces 40th Anniversary Gala

A milestone celebration is in the works as the Dare County Arts Council prepares to commemorate their 40th anniversary with an exciting gala this October. Leading the 40th Anniversary gala effort is DCAC board...

AJ Tata will sign his novel 'Foreign and Domestic', which is set on the Outer Banks, at 'The Lost Colony' Dare Night performance on June 5.

A.J. Tata Outer Banks Book Signing To Kick Off ‘Lost Colony’ Season

Author A.J. Tata will help kick off the The Lost Colony‘s 2015 season with a local signing of his new novel Foreign and Domestic, which is set on the Outer Banks! The Lost Colony...

McHorney's Odditorium unveiling

Historical McHorney’s Odditorium Unveiling In Currituck

Historic McHorney’s Odditorium and Cabinet of Curiosities will hold its unveiling celebration this weekend in Barco, Currituck. Live entertainment includes music by national recording artists Danka and local band Soul House Revival, plus performances...

"Pond Life" by Susan Dixon

Spring Wildlife Art Expo Opening Reception Announced

The Opening Reception for the Spring Wildlife Art Expo is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island.  The reception is...

The Brew & Arts summer art show series at Outer Banks Brewing Station is every Monday, 4-8pm, June through August.

Brew and Arts Series Returns To Outer Banks Brewing Station

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...

Mixed media collage by Greg Orloff

Dare County Arts Council Hosting Collage Workshop

Dare county Arts Council is pleased to present a new collage workshop with artist Greg Orloff.  During this workshop, students will explore the art of collage to create whimsical narratives through the use of...

John Minnich of Trio, George Wood, Eddie Cooke of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Chris Sawin of Dare County Arts Council. (photo by Biff Jennings)

Outer Banks Forum Announces Playbill Artist Contest Winner

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Arts Council are pleased to announce the winners of their second annual art competition to select the Forum’s Playbill cover. George Wood’s...

Rock The Cape - May 30, 2015, Avon, NC

Dare Arts Council Announces Rock The Cape Music Festival Lineup

Dare County Arts Council Announces Music Lineup and Festival Plans For The Third Annual Rock The Cape Music Festival and Arts Exposition in Avon NC Dare County Arts Council will host the third annual Rock The...

Dare County Arts Council will host a watercolor workshop April 28-30, 2015.

Dare Arts Council Hosting Watercolor Workshop

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a watercolor workshop with artist Jesi Pace-Berkeley, entitled “Faces and Figures”. This three day workshop will focus on figurative painting, and how to...

The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

DCAC Announces Mollie Fearing Art Show Call For Entries

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 18 th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The Annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of artwork, which will be...

Paint Nite on the Outer Banks

Paint Nite Brightens Outer Banks Nightlife

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Paint Nite is bringing art, food, and beverages together in a unique way, meant to inspire creativity and community bonding. Paint Nite invites people out to local bars and restaurants for...

Gina Owens will have an exhibit of her work on display at Dare County Arts Council in April.

Dare Arts Council Presents Gina Owens Exhibit

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Dare County Arts Council presents a special exhibit for the month of April, featuring Manteo artist Gina Owens. Gina Owens’s distinctive style is both colorful and bold. Using both house...

Acrylic by First Flight High School 11th Grader Sarah Mandis.

Dare High Schools Art Show Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] You are invited to come witness the creativity, originality, and promise in the youthful artists featured in the Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The...

Sue Artz with Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin on the set of the OBX Entertainment series 'OBXE TV' on March 16, 2015. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

‘OBXE TV’ Ep. 39 – Dare Arts Council Director Chris Sawin [Video]

Season 2 of our original Outer Banks entertainment news series OBXE TV continues with Episode 39, featuring an interview with our special guest Chris Sawin, executive director of the Dare County Arts Council. Chris will...

Dare County Arts Council Song to Stage Workshop

[UPDATE: CANCELED] Dare Arts Council Song To Stage Workshop Features Grammy Winner

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] UPDATE 4/10/15: This event has been canceled. Dare County Arts Council has announced new details about the upcoming Song To Stage Songwriting Workshop, featuring multi-award winning songwriter and veteran instructor Louisa...

Dare Arts Council Frank Stick Memorial Art Show 2015 Best In Show Winner

Dare Arts Council Announces 2015 Frank Stick Winners

The Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from February 21 through March 20, 2015. Now in its 37th year, the show...

Outer Banks Quilt Show at Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo

Outer Banks Quilt Show Returns to Roanoke Island Festival Park

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo will kick off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show in March. Vintage and antique quilts of all sizes will be on display. The...

Dare County Arts Council offers a preschool music class.

Dare Arts Council Offering Preschool Music Class

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a six-week music workshop for preschoolers. “Musical Moments” is a fun and engaging six-week workshop of fun-filled yet educational classes for preschoolers who are close in...

Dare County Arts Council Craft Class for Kids

Dare Arts Council Presents Kids Craft Workshop

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a Spring Craft Workshop for Kids. This is a fun and engaging six-week workshop teaching kids the fundamentals of fine craft. Projects will include instruction in...

Chrissy Teachout is Dare County Arts Council's featured artists of the month for March 2015.

Chrissy Teachout Is Dare Arts Council Featured Artist of the Month

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a special exhibit of photography for the month of March, featuring artist Chrissy Teachout. A native of the North Carolina mountains, Ms. Teachout is a writer...

Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare Arts Council Presents 2015 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present the 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, this is the longest running visual art exhibition in the...

Pam Ponce's photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled "Winter Silence" will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 - 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

Spring Wildlife And Wildlands Art Expo Opens

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year. The Refuge invites local artists to exhibit their work...

Dare County Arts Council workshop

Dare County Arts Council Announces New Workshops

Dare County Arts Council is please to present a new series of workshops and classes to help begin 2015 with creativity and learning. Some of the upcoming classes include “Steam Punk Flowers” a sculpture/jewelry...

Roanoke Island Festival Park hosts Outer Banks Community Quilt Show - March 2015

Roanoke Island Festival Park Hosting Outer Banks Quilt Show

Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo reopens in March, kicking off their 2015 season with the annual Outer Banks Community Quilt Show. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 6 from 6...

Shown is Kim Sawyer (left), Executive Director of Roanoke Island Festival, who judged the competition - an honor given to last years winner - holding the first place winner, Odds and Ends; Roanoke Island Garden Club member Jerri Hopkins (seated), a former downtown merchant, displaying the two who tied for third place - Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop and Acre Lane; and Roanoke Island Garden Club member and project organizer, Della Basnight, showcasing the second place winner, John Silver Art Gallery.

Roanoke Island Garden Club Announces Downtown Manteo Wreath Winners

The Roanoke Island Garden Club has announced their 2014 Downtown Manteo Christmas Wreath Winners. The annual competition is sponsored by the Roanoke Island Garden Club with entries from Downtown Manteo businesses. Odds and Ends...

December Decadence - 12-13-14 at 108 Budleigh, Manteo

Dare Arts Council Adds New Twist To December Decadence Fundraiser

The Dare County Arts Council’s annual end-of-year fundraiser returns on December 13, 2014, this time with a twist. The organization’s December Decadence event will take place at 108 Budleigh in Manteo and is being...

Motu Music Foundation

Dare Arts Council Partners With Motu Music Foundation

The Motu Music Foundation believes in the power of music and how it can transform a community. Motu means “Island” in the New Zealand aboriginal language of the Maori. Like the people of New...

Tim Reynolds and TR3 on stage at the Mustang Music Festival at Whalehead in Corolla, NC. (photo by Matt Artz for OBXentertainment.com)_0008

Mustang Music Festival Highlights [Video / Photo Gallery]

The Mustang Music Festival kicked off today and continues through Saturday, relocated for the first time this year to Whalehead (formerly the Whalehead Club) in Historic Corolla, which is proving to be the perfect...