Dare County Arts Council, Manteo

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Located on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, Dare County Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

Our Gallery is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Street in historic downtown Manteo, North Carolina. In addition to a gallery for established and emerging artists, we also offer workshops, classes and performances in the historic Dare County courthouse.

Just a few of our annual events include:

~ The Frank Stick Memorial Show

~ The Mollie Fearing Memorial Show

~ Artrageous Kids Art Festival

~ Rock The Cape

~ Surfalorus Film Festival

~ Veterans Writing Workshop

~ Holiday Small Works Show

Our gallery features original works of art in painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, metals, pottery and printmaking. Additionally, we offer prints, cards and collectibles.

DCAC is also home to the Art-O-Mat, a re-purposed cigarette machine now designed to dispense tiny, original works of art. Be sure to check it out when visiting.
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  • Nice art gallery in downtown Manteo. Large variety of work shown and prices reasonable. Very interesting and unusual needlework. 
    Nice art gallery in downtown Manteo. Large variety of work shown and prices reasonable. Very interesting and unusual needlework.  more »
  • Lots of variety in style and media, worth a visit to see it all. Mostly local artists which makes it really nice! 
    Lots of variety in style and media, worth a visit to see it all. Mostly local artists which makes it really nice!  more »
  • Lovely gallery here...great place to pick up a meaningful souvenir. It’s a joy to walk through this place and get a feel for the people here by the local artists. I purchased an original watercolor... 
    Lovely gallery here...great place to pick up a meaningful souvenir. It’s a joy to walk through this place and get a feel for the people here by the local artists. I purchased an original watercolor...  more »
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  • This could be the best coastal arts council gallery shop that I've been to on the east coast. They have a great selection of local artists represented. The exterior courtyard is getting a modern, beautiful face-lift. I can't wait to see it lit up at night!
  • Wonderful gallery. Perfect stop on our visit to the area.
  • Love this Gallery, you must experience the Art-o-mat.
  • We were looking for something by local outer banks artists and found it here. They had a wonderful large selection, and 2 exhibitions going on. We went back several times and we bought 3 paintings by 3 different artists: Elaine Simoneau, Carol Blaha, and Rob Snyder,
  • We visited last week when they were barely back in their home after the flooding from Hurricane Irene. We came upon several terrific paintings and had some trouble choosing one to purchase. Finally we chose a painting by Joy Bressette. Some of the best art in the area!

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