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

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 491-2387
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
(Temporarily Closed) 6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It 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 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 25 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 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating... read more

Muse Originals

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
4622 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 2.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 564-2038
On the beach road in Kitty Hawk's rustic historic firehouse, Muse Originals is a cool gallery where the setting is as interesting as the goods, which in this case is an eclectic mix of locally made art and handmade gifts. Take time to browse around and you'll discover handmade furniture, paintings, photography, blown glass, jewelry, concrete decor and body-care products, including goat's milk soap and... read more
On the beach road in Kitty Hawk's rustic historic firehouse, Muse Originals is a cool... 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

SeaDragon Gallery

The Waterfront Shops
Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 261-4224

Carefully selected American handcrafts are the focus at SeaDragon Gallery along with a few handmade Fair Trade Federation items. The owner says she chooses works that represent excellence in craftsmanship, design and lasting value plus a few that will make people laugh. Artisan jewelry, glass, fiber and wood bird carvings by a local carver as well as paintings and prints by local artists are among... read more

Carefully selected American handcrafts are the focus at SeaDragon Gallery along with a few handmade... read more

Silver Bonsai Gallery

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

A visit to Roanoke Island starts perfectly with a stop into Silver Bonsai Gallery and its newly renovated space. They have recently elevated their building out of the flood zone, which has brought a beautiful new deck filled with the art of bonsai. Named among the nation’s top 25 fine art and craft galleries, Silver Bonsai Gallery is a celebration of American-made fine art and craft. Throughout... read more

A visit to Roanoke Island starts perfectly with a stop into Silver Bonsai Gallery and its... read more

Spry Creek

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

Spry Creek is owned by Outer Banks native Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John. They have converted her father’s garage workshop into a surprising gift and home accents shop. The old bay doors and shop flooring remain the same, and be sure to look for Karen’s father’s workbench, which came out of Penny’s Hill Lifesaving Station. In the shop you will find the artwork... read more

Spry Creek is owned by Outer Banks native Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John.... read more

The Island Shop

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

In a cool historic building in downtown Manteo, 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... read more

In a cool historic building in downtown Manteo, The Island Shop is full of gems.... 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

Village Craftsmen

Outer Banks Arts and Arts & Crafts
170 Howard Street, Ocracoke
(252) 928-5541

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at the end of shady, historic Howard Street, about a block from the harbor. This gallery, run by island natives since 1970, features exquisite traditional and contemporary American-made crafts. You'll find pottery, blown glass, stained glass, wooden kitchen items, musical instruments, jewelry, hand-carved birds, CDs featuring local musicians and much more.... read more

Walking to Village Craftsmen is almost as much fun as visiting the store. It's at... read more