New World Festival of the Arts

Come celebrate the Outer Banks art community with the two-day festival on downtown Manteo’s waterfront. Artists from all over the country present their work at this festival, and while some are new, many are returning. You can find exhibitions of all sorts of media ranging from watercolors, drawings, acrylics, photography, jewelry and pottery. While the festival is a juried show, you still have the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. You might find an amazing photograph that you want hanging in your house or a beautifully handcrafted bracelet that will make the perfect present. Admission to this highly anticipated Outer Banks annual event is free, and it’s a family-friendly event. The New World Arts Festival helps bring recognition to the local art community and is an excellent chance to meet a variety of different artists.