Dare County Arts Council Preps for 24th Annual Artrageous

Posted By on September 4, 2013

The Dare County Arts Council’s 24th Annual Artrageous family event returns to Kill Devil Hills this month.

Artrageous Outer Banks Event

The Artrageous Art Extravaganza daytime event for children will be held Saturday, September 28 at the Dare County Family Recreation Park in Kill Devil Hills from 10am to 3pm.

Artrageous is an annual community celebration of the arts that features live art demos, creative hands-on booths, activities for kids, youth art, live music, food and more.

This year, the theme for Artrageous is The Art of Compassion.  Each of the many arts and crafts activities for children will be co-hosted by one of the many organizations that make Dare County a more compassionate, caring and giving community.

Among the charitable organizations featured at Artrageous will be Beach Food Pantry, who is working with DCAC culinary artist Chris Carroll. 

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the kids at Artrageous this year. The county poverty rate is approximately 11% and we estimate serving more than 1,100 children this year.  We hope to highlight the work that we do in a really fun environment for kids,” said Beach Food Pantry president Lorna Ernst.

Artrageous is organized and staffed by volunteer artists, musicians, crafters, dancers, writers, photographers and other creative people who dedicate their time and energy to the event each year.

“The idea of The Art of Compassion caught on quickly because our county is so active in compassionate pursuits. We want the kids to take home artistic products to remind them of the importance of caring for those who are in need,” said Dare County Arts Council board member Martha Butcher.

Proceeds from this community-wide event benefit art education and cultural programming in all Dare County schools, the DCAC endowment fund, and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship fund, which awards one scholarship to a graduating senior at each Dare County high school. 

Sponsors, volunteers, and artists are encouraged to become involved in this Dare County community tradition. 


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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