Outer Banks Art

Even though the Outer Banks beaches receive the most popularity out of the area’s offerings, locals pride themselves on the amount of culture hosted by the Outer Banks. Outer Banks art is individual to the area in style and definitely deserves recognition. Between art galleries scattered between the villages, indie musicians, museum activities to inspire your inner artist and crafter, art festivals, film theaters and theatrical performances, a wide array of Outer Banks art is available for your enjoyment. Browse through swanky galleries containing art treasures as you talk to local artisans about their work. Check out the famous performance of The LC and come up with your own theory of what happened to it. Visit Roanoke Island’s First Friday as you check out local businesses’ wares, artwork and listen to some local bands. And speaking of bands, musicians on the Outer Banks will make you wish you could take them all back home with you. Peruse our listing below of Outer Banks art to see what captures your eye and heart.


Outer Banks Attractions by Area

Corolla | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Attractions by Category

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Outer Banks Art Oriented
1129 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Housed within a historic home in Corolla village, the free Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum shares the wonderful history and legacy of the Banker Strain of Colonial Spanish mustangs. Descendants of Spanish mustangs brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago, they are a hardy and majestic breed that is teetering on the brink of extinction. The whole family can learn more from their... read more

Housed within a historic home in Corolla village, the free Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum... read more

First Fridays in Manteo

Outer Banks Art Oriented
Downtown Manteo, Manteo

First Friday is a family-oriented festival held in downtown Manteo on the first Friday of every month from April through December. From 6 to 8 p.m. downtown Manteo’s sidewalks come alive with a wide variety of musical performances and festive activities for all ages. Individual shops and restaurants frequently do their own celebratory activity such as live music, special sales, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Dare County... read more

First Friday is a family-oriented festival held in downtown Manteo on the first Friday of... read more

Lost Colony

Outer Banks Art Oriented
1409 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64), Waterside Theatre, Manteo
(252) 473-2127

More than 400 years ago, 117 men, women and children sailed from Plymouth, England, in an attempt to settle on Roanoke Island. They vanished just two years later. The only clue left behind was the word “CROATOAN” carved in a tree. The Lost Colony is their story. This outdoor drama is the longest-standing Outer Banks attraction, celebrating its 80th season in 2017!

Written by Pulitzer... read more

More than 400 years ago, 117 men, women and children sailed from Plymouth, England, in... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks Art Oriented
1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 475-1500

Did you know that the first Roanoke Island settlements predate the Jamestown settlement of 1607? The Roanoke Island settlements took place 20 years earlier, between 1585 and 1587. Though the Roanoke Island colonies didn’t prove successful as far as longevity, they were the foundations of English-speaking life in America and provided much-needed information about the New World that helped the later colonies succeed. Roanoke Island... read more

Did you know that the first Roanoke Island settlements predate the Jamestown settlement of 1607?... read more

Whalehead

Outer Banks Art Oriented
1100 Club Road, Historic Corolla, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to... read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed... read more