Dare County Arts Council

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-5558
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Located on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, Dare County Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. Dare County Arts Council strongly believes that the Arts are essential to the creation and sustenance of a thriving, vital community. For over 35 years, thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds participate in Dare County Arts Council sponsored programs, including artists, performers, writers, students, visitors, and volunteers.

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Journeys Concert and Exhibit

“Journeys” - A concert/exhibit inspired by the thematic process of Gordon… more

The Life of Trees Among Us Exhibit

You are invited to slow down and explore the wonderment of ‘The Life of Trees… more

Angel Fritz Solo Exhibit- FUSION

Our May exhibit will feature the work of Hatteras Island artist Angel Fritz,… more

Manteo First Friday Celebrations + Music

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented street festival held the first… more

North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop

The North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop will be held Saturday May… more

22nd Mollie Fearing Memorial Arts Show

The 22nd Mollie Fearing Memorial Arts Show will be held at Dare County Arts… more

30th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Dare County Arts Council will host the 30th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival… more

Fred Vallade's Solo Exhibit - Dare To Be…

In 2018 Fred Vallade started to paint again after 22 years of doing etchings… more

Taylor Williams' Solo Exhibit

Taylor Williams' July exhibition will showcase the views of living ‘Between… more

Water Water Everywhere Exhibition

On the Outer Banks, water defines our world- it sustains us physically,… more

Ray Matthews Photography Exhibit

Photographer Ray Matthews will exhibit his work in DCAC's vault August 2-27,… more

38th Annual New World Festival of the Arts

World-class artists will travel to the Manteo waterfront August 14-15, 2019 for… more

Pocosin Arts Group Show

A group show featuring media by a group of artists from Pocosin Arts will be on… more

Ocracoke Artist Group Show

Ocracoke Island is filled with so many talented people and their work often… more

Surfalorus Film Festival

The Surfalorus Film Festival will bring an eclectic array of local, regional,… more

Surfboard Exhibit

Longboards, shortboards, and more surf-inspired art curated by Steve Wise will… more

Michael Bennett Solo Exhibit

Artist Michael Bennett will be displaying his work at Dare County Arts Council… more

Gloria Coker Solo Exhibit

Gloria's fall exhibition titled "Let Go and Enjoy” features her vivid acrylic… more

SWING! Fundraiser

SWING! - A Gala Benefit for Hope and Healing Through the Arts Mark your… more

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