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

Dare Arts Council Hosting Watercolor Workshop

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 capture emotion and convey the human spirit. The workshop will take place at Dare County Arts Council on April 28-30, from 10am – 4pm […]

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The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

DCAC Announces Mollie Fearing Art Show Call For Entries

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 on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo during the month of May. This show is held in memory of […]

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Paint Nite on the Outer Banks

Paint Nite Brightens Outer Banks Nightlife

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 a two-hour social painting event. With a drink in one hand and a brush in the other, a Master Artist will take them through […]

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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

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 paint and acrylics, her subjects are painted on old buoys or planked wood sourced from the north end of Roanoke Island. Her work is […]

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

Dare High Schools Art Show Opens at Roanoke Island Festival Park

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 exhibition features two and three dimensional handcrafted art including: ceramics, stained glass, wood and fiber art, mixed media, digital art, printmaking, sculpture, paintings, drawings, […]

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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 discuss this year’s 40th anniversary of the Dare Arts Council and preview some of the exciting events they have planned to […]

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Dare County Arts Council Song to Stage Workshop

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

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 Branscomb (Founder, Branscomb Mastercraft) and bluegrass music’s fastest rising act Nu-Blu. Outer Banks locals can register for the three-day workshop at a special locals […]

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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 includes a wide variety of local fine art and fine craft ranging from conceptual to realistic. This is the longest running […]

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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 show will include quilts made, or owned by quilters from the area, and by those with close ties to the Outer […]

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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 age, and is lead by Christine Niver. Instructor Christine Niver began playing piano at the age of 5, and began her […]

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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 embroidery/sewing, weaving, sculpture, garden stone mosaics, mermaid or pirate doll-making, and more! Ideal for children ages 8 and up. All supplies […]

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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 and photographer now living and working on the Outer Banks. She credits her mountain life with “nurturing her imaginative mind from […]

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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 county and includes a wide variety of local fine art, ranging from conceptual to realistic. An opening reception and awards ceremony […]

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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 for several months on a rotational basis.   Through an arrangement with the Refuge Friends group – Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, […]

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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 class for adults on January 31, “Beginning Digital Photography” on February 7, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” […]

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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 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Antique and new quilts will be on […]

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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 won first place, John Silver Art Gallery won second place, and Poor Richards’ Sandwich Shop and Acre Lane tied for third […]

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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 presented by Black Pelican and Holiday House. A strong lineup of several culinary artists from throughout the area will be creating […]

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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 Zealand, music is an integral part of the community here on the Outer Banks. Motu has emerged from a vision of […]

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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 new home for the two-day concert. OBX Entertainment was at both days of the Mustang Music Festival to capture all the sights […]

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Mustang Music Festival 2014 poster

Outer Banks Mustang Music Festival Returns To Corolla [Concert Preview]

The Mustang Music Festival is happening today and tomorrow at Whalehead (formerly the Whalehead Club) in Historic Corolla, featuring two full days of live music and much more! The Outer Banks-based Mustang Music Festival celebrates its fourth year with a move to a new and improved venue, layout, and lineup, along with an expansion of the Artisan […]

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Dare County Arts Council is offering Kids Craft classes in October.

Dare County Arts Council Offers Fall Craft Classes For Kids

Kid’s Craft is a fun and engaging six week workshop teaching kids the fundamentals of fine craft. Projects will include instruction in wood design, metals, mosaics, mask making, and more! Ideal for children ages 8 and up.  All supplies are provided, as well as a snack and drink. Classes are Wednesdays, October 15th – November […]

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Glenn Eure (one of the original 10x10 artists), Bob Muller (Bryan Cultural Series), Fay Davis Edwards (DCAC Gallery Director, will paint on behalf of Dawn Enochs, one of the orginal 10x10 artists), Chris Haltigan (one of the original 10x10 artists) and Steve Andrus (one of the original 10x10 artists);BOTTOM - Kip Tabb (DCAC President), Laura Howard (DCAC Volunteer Coordinator), Stephen Weeks (PNC Manteo Branch Manager), Linda Porter (co-chair for the first Artrageous in 1990), Chris Sawin (DCAC Executive Director), Martha Butcher (2014 Artrageous co-chair), Ginny Flowers (2014 Artrageous co-chair), Brendan Medlin (PNC Nags Head Branch Manager)

Dare County Arts Council Announces 25th Annual Artrageous Special Features

The Dare County Arts Councilcelebrates its 25th birthday at this year’s Artrageous Art Extravaganza. The annual, community-wide, family-friendly celebration of the arts, is sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council and PNC Bank and features creative hands-on art activity booths for kids, youth art, live music, professional artists show and sell, live art demos, great […]

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Artrageous - September 27, 2014 at the Dare County Recreation Center in Kill Devil Hills

Dare County Arts Council Hosts 25th Annual Artrageous Event

The annual Artrageous fundraiser for the Dare County Arts Council is celebrating its milestone 25th anniversary this month, with a full day of family-friendly fun happening in Kill Devil Hills. The 25th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza is an annual community-wide celebration of the arts, sponsored by Dare County Arts Council. Artrageous features creative hands-on art […]

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