Outer Banks Arts and Crafts

Are you feeling crafty? Not like the kind of crafty that involves scheming and tomfoolery, but the kind requiring a glue gun, markers and a bit of creativity. Outer Banks arts and crafts provide fun activities to people of all ages and can be found in museums, galleries, studios, do-it-yourself projects and workshops happening throughout the beach. If you choose to do some arts and crafts while on an outing, you’ll create a great souvenir that will serve as a constant reminder of your trip to the Outer Banks. Arts and crafts also provide fun activities for rainy days where you can whip up as many creations as you desire. Depending on when you visit the Outer Banks, you can find professional artists offering classes and workshops that you can take to learn a new type of art or improve your existing skillset. Check out the listing below to see when, where and what’s available for Outer Banks arts and crafts and get your la vie bohème on!


Outer Banks Things To Do by Area

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

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Beach Braids Hair Wraps & Henna

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
791 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-0310
1171 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-3769
4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13, Nags Head
(252) 441-6970

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to Jagua tattoos, all 100% plant based and brown or blue/black in color. All three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. Appointments or... read more

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo.... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
520 Old Stoney Road, Suite B, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean Club Centre, the same complex as Corolla’s Visitors Center and the ABC Store. The museum store is open, while the education center is still under construction with an anticipated opening of May 2018. See their website for an updated status of the schedule, www.corollawildhorses.org.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund has recently moved to 520B Old Stoney Road in the Ocean... read more

Elizabethan Gardens

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
1411 National Park Drive (off U.S. Highway 64) next to Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo
(252) 473-3234

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English colonists, The Elizabethan Gardens is a rare treasure and a beloved Outer Banks attraction. It’s a haven of verdant, flourishing growth and natural prosperity. The gardens are in bloom year round with azaleas, dogwoods, roses, camellias, daphne, a variety of annuals and herbs and much more. Adding exquisite touches are... read more

Designed by two of America’s foremost landscape architects to pay tribute to America’s first English... read more

First Fridays in Manteo

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 473-5558

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

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-0720

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum attracts a lot of attention with its ship-like building, porthole windows and curved timbers. One of three North Carolina Maritime Museums operated by the North Carolina Division of Cultural Resources, the museum focuses on the maritime history and shipwrecks of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, often called the Graveyard... read more

At the end of N.C. Highway 12 just past the ferry docks, Graveyard of the... read more

Ocracoke Alive

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
Island-wide, Ocracoke
(252) 921-0260

Ocracoke Alive, Inc. was formed to enrich the Ocracoke Island community by serving the cultural and artistic needs of the island. Through fundraising and donations, this group has rejuvenated the musical, educational and artistic vein of the community by organizing and sponsoring multiple events throughout the year including the annual Ocrafolk Festival, community plays and school programs.

Outer Banks Family YMCA

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
3000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 449-8897

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment. You'll enjoy more than 80 group exercise classes including cycle, yoga and Pilates, Zumba and more. Aquatic classes are also available, and you'll find racquetball courts and a full-court gymnasium for pickleball, basketball, soccer and volleyball. After your workout, enjoy the dry saunas and hot tub.... read more

This 28,000-square-foot facility offers a 25-meter indoor lap pool and a wellness center with state-of-the-art... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 475-1500

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured through Indian Town, the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to show and tell how the first settlers lived worked and played on... read more

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre... read more

Studio 12

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
41008 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7899

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or do mosaics, or sign up for one of many art classes from glass fusion to canvas painting. You can enjoy a latte or smoothie from the coffee shop while you shop the gallery filled with local art that includes wheel-thrown pottery, hand-crafted tiles, painting, glass fusion and jewelry. More than 50% of... read more

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or... read more

Whalehead

Outer Banks Art and Arts & Crafts
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