27th Annual Artrageous Art Event Returns To Kill Devil Hills

Posted By on September 2, 2016

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 year Artrageous will feature free, fun and unique art activities that emphasize the importance of reuse and recycling. These activities will be hosted by Dare County Arts Council and partner nonprofit organizations, including the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.

“Chicamacomico’s involvement with Artrageous grew out of the “Take a Shake” project in which the Historic Association and DCAC distributed shakes salvaged from the 1911 Life-Saving Station to local artists who in turn donated their completed pieces back to us,” said Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Board of Directors President John Griffin. “We have accumulated a significant supply of shakes over the years and are always surprised by the enthusiasm of kids (and adults!) when we offer them a shake, some paint and brushes.”

Presenting sponsor PNC Bank will also be involved in this year’s Artrageous.

“The PNC Grow Up Great table will feature a craft area where children are able to use their imagination to create panda or butterfly masks. Children will be able to create their own pieces of artwork, which can also serve as tools for dramatic play. Through dramatic play, children learn about themselves and the world; develop important complex social and higher order thinking; cultivate social and emotional intelligence; and synthesize knowledge and skills,” said PNC Bank’s Client & Community Relations Assistant Director Jenny Grant.

“While the children are fostering their creativity, parents can pick up Grow Up Great materials. These brochures and activity books help to provide parents with tools and resources to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities that prepare their children for success in school and in life.”

The College of the Albemarle’s nationally recognized and award-winning artists will offer interactive metalsmitthing at Artrageous.  

“Metalsmithing students from COA will be working with children to create stamped copper pendants. Participants will be able to take home a pendant stamped with their name or a design of their own creation,” said Professional Crafts Jewelry Associate Professor Kathryn Osgood.

Food vendors, local artisans, outdoor activities including kids’ yoga, and live music by Sensi Trails, Frozen Head and the Squirrels, andMidnight and Macabre will also be at Artrageous.

Proceeds from Artrageous 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.

SAGA Construction & Development helps underwrite all 2016 DCAC programming, including Artrageous. 

For more information about Artrageous or Dare County Arts Council, please call 252-473-5558 or visit darearts.org. Dare County Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County. DCAC programming is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council. 

Artrageous 2016

Artrageous 2015 (photo courtesy of Angel Fritz)

Artrageous 2015 (photo courtesy of Angel Fritz)

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