Outer Banks Shopping

Arts and Crafts

When you’re on vacation it’s a good time to get crafty. Not the kind of crafty that involves scheming and tomfoolery, but the kind where your mind turns into a creative think tank and you whip up an impressive scrapbook from all of the pictures you took over the trip or a beautifully knitted pair of socks. Thanks to Outer Banks art shops, you can enjoy making crafts and artwork, like scrapbooking, pottery, beading or knitting. If you’d prefer to find some art made by professionals, a plethora of stores carry products from local artisans. The Outer Banks holds galleries, art and pottery studios, showrooms and jewelers filled with local products, many of which incorporate a coastal-theme into their work. Other shops on the beach, while not specifically art stores, sell locals’ crafts, like soaps, candles, textiles and woodwork. Outer Banks artwork makes for great gifts to bring home to your family and friends and astound them with the beautiful craftsmanship that thrives in the Outer Banks. Check out the below listings of Outer Banks art stores and get ready for some aesthetic fun.


Outer Banks Shopping by Area

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

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Absolutely Outer Banks

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
3708 N Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-1606

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk. With a beautiful and spacious interior, Absolutely Outer Banks highlights the work of local artists with a full collection of handcrafted items that are truly extraordinary, including everything from textiles to soaps, paintings, woodwork, furniture (both new and upcycled), jewelry and more. They also sell some...read more

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the...read more

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2387
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
Pop-Up Shop Located at Sanctuary Vineyards, 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It's been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. The store's primary location in Jarvisburg is temporarily closed due to a fire in October 2019, however, its...read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It's been a coastal shopping tradition for more...read more

Dillon’s Corner

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
46792 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5083

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle, rods and reels, gas, gear, waders, boots, snacks, rod and reel repair, custom-rod building, tide charts, t-shirts (including Salt Life and Guy Harvey) and everything else for fishermen and women. Upstairs it’s a gift shop and gallery with artwork, prints, ceramics, candles, local interest books, novelties, lighthouse figurines and many...read more

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle,...read more

Islander Flags

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-6266

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 30 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating customers locally and beyond. In addition to their best-selling American flags, they have hundreds of decorative flags, which are top quality. Businesses love their attention flags and ever-popular feather flags. The staff in their custom design center can create a custom flag for you, taking inspiration from your family crest,...read more

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 30 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating...read more

Miss Kitty’s Olde Time Photos & Gifts

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
794 Sunset Boulevard, Suite K, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 457-5011

This is something really fun! At Miss Kitty’s you dress up the whole family in old-time costumes, from the silly to the sublime, and pose for a sepia-toned portrait. The antique-looking portraits are ready in minutes, granting immediate satisfaction and giggles. Pets are welcome in the portraits too! Pick out an antique-style frame to add to your portrait’s allure. You’ll be in good hands, as...read more

This is something really fun! At Miss Kitty’s you dress up the whole family in...read more

Muse Originals OBX

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
5218 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 2, Kitty Hawk
(252) 256-2091

Muse Originals is a mobile skoolie art gallery in a full-size school bus. The gallery represents 75 local artists in a variety of media such as paintings, photography, blown glass, jewelry, concrete decor, candles and body-care products like goat’s milk soap and lotion. The Muse bus’s home base is at Rundown Café in Kitty Hawk, where you’ll find it on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The...read more

Muse Originals is a mobile skoolie art gallery in a full-size school bus. The gallery...read more

Nancyware Pottery

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
402 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-9400

Nancy is celebrating her 45th year of making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as well as her exhibit space, so you can often see her working at the wheel or glazing. Nancy’s functional pottery is made of high-fired stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe including pie plates, sponge holders, bowls, vases and spoon rests. She also makes God jars, beaded jewelry,...read more

Nancy is celebrating her 45th year of making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio...read more

Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
51684 N.C. Highway 12, Frisco
(252) 995-4242

Located at MP 65.5, Scotch Bonnet sells sweets and souvenirs. By far the biggest draw is their fudge, which is made fresh in house and is so good it was featured on the Food Network! You’ll find more than 30 flavors, so we dare you to try to resist. They also sell 21 flavors of saltwater taffy and 24 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans....read more

Located at MP 65.5, Scotch Bonnet sells sweets and souvenirs. By far the biggest draw...read more

Silver Bonsai Gallery

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
905 S. U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 475-1413

Start your visit to Roanoke Island with a stop into Silver Bonsai Gallery and its newly renovated space. Renovation due to flooding challenges has brought a beautiful new deck filled with the art of bonsai and a stunning new interior filled with jewelry, local art and fine craft. Creating distinctive jewelry from sterling, gold and platinum, including elegant engagement and wedding rings, and named among the...read more

Start your visit to Roanoke Island with a stop into Silver Bonsai Gallery and its newly...read more

Spry Creek

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
1122 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-0199

Spry Creek is one of the highlights of the Historic Corolla Village and is owned by deeply rooted Outer Banker Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John. In 2004 the couple transformed Karen's father's garage workshop into a surprising gift-and-home accents shop complete with the building's original old bay doors and concrete flooring. Customers are drawn to Spry Creek's jewelry selections, including Outer Banks sea...read more

Spry Creek is one of the highlights of the Historic Corolla Village and is owned...read more

The Island Shop

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
107-A Budleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 473-6656

The Island Shop is full of gems. Half of the shop features stylish and comfortable women's clothes, including sweaters, leggings, tunics, dresses and tops in soft, dreamy fabrics. Add to that accessories and jewelry and you've got a one-stop dress shop. Sea glass jewelry is a big seller here, and the local artist who makes it frequently can be found working on site. The other...read more

The Island Shop is full of gems. Half of the shop features stylish and comfortable...read more

The Waterfront Shops

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
1240 Duck Road, Duck

The Waterfront Shops in Duck has been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing for 25 years. Nestled on the Currituck Sound and connected to the Town of Duck's soundside boardwalk, The Waterfront Shops in Duck is a unique waterfront shopping village with more than 27 boutiques, eateries and more. Start your day with a cup of coffee at Duck's Cottage and explore the...read more

The Waterfront Shops in Duck has been a destination for shopping, sightseeing, dining and relaxing...read more