Dare County Arts Council is located in the heart of downtown Manteo in the historic 1904 Dare County Courthouse. The eclectic gallery showcases fine arts and crafts created by its artist members who hail from all points of the Outer Banks and the eastern North Carolina region. Numerous media are represented in the gallery including painting, pottery, fiber arts, photography, sculpture, wood design and jewelry. Special exhibits are hosted monthly. Each month’s First Friday celebration sees a lively opening reception for these exhibits, often featuring live music. Additionally, the Arts Council offers a variety of classes and workshops in visual arts, music and literature as well as sponsoring a variety of other cultural arts events throughout the year. Capitalizing on its dynamic, dedicated staff and an energetic volunteer corps, the Dare County Arts Council has emerged as the hub for visual and cultural arts in Dare County.
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