Spotlight On Performing Arts Exhibit Opening In February

Posted By on January 26, 2017

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit presented by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council will open with an artist reception on Saturday, February 11 at Duck Town Hall from 3-5pm.

The reception will feature an awards presentation, light refreshments and an opportunity for the community to help select the People’s Choice Award.

The theme of the 4th annual exhibition is Spotlight On Performing Arts, which will reflect many facets of the performing arts, including musicians, singers, musical instruments and scores.

“The Town of Duck provides a venue at their Town Hall for Outer Banks artists to exhibit their work to be viewed by the general public, with rotating art shows scheduled throughout the year,” said Head of the Rotating Art Exhibit Committee for the Town of Duck Fred Vallade. “The opportunity to work with Dare County Arts Council and the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts, and to provide space for this juried exhibition for local artists is an honor.”

Artwork can be dropped off Monday, February 6 between 1pm and 5pm at Duck Town Hall, located at 1200 Duck Road, Duck. A full prospectus can be found at

The Best in Show Award recipient will receive a cash award and their work will grace the cover of the 2017-18 Forum Playbill. The Playbill is distributed to 500 individuals and businesses throughout the Outer Banks. Best in Show and People’s Choice award recipients’ artwork will be on display at the Forum’s final performance of the Virginia Symphony on Saturday, April 29 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.

The exhibit will also feature artwork by Dare County public school students.

“We are delighted to collaborate with art teachers to provide high school artists and photographers an opportunity to exhibit their work in our exhibit,” said Dare County Arts Council School Liaison Barbara Hanft. “Teachers in each of our three public high schools may select one student’s artwork to display in a special invitational selection alongside professional OBX artists. Encouraged by their talented teachers to pursue their interest in music and art, some students have produced artwork that is perfect for this exhibit.”

The Spotlight on Performing Arts exhibit will remain on display at Duck Town Hall through Friday, April 28.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts.  All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.  

Outer Banks Chevy is sponsoring the Spotlight On Performing Arts exhibit.

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