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Address: 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-5558
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Description: Located on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, Dare County Arts...
Located on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina, Dare County Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization encouraging the arts through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. Located on the first floor of the historic Dare County Courthouse in downtown Manteo, Dare County Arts Council operates a gallery for emerging and established artists, providing a constantly rotating exhibit of local art. We feature paintings, pottery, works in printmaking, jewelry, wood design, fiber art, and glass, as well as a fine selection of prints.
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Make Sure you look for the old cigarette machine

I don't want to spoil the surprise but plan to visit with 5.00 for a special treat. The gallery is small but very quaint. The staff is friendly and the art is wonderful. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I don't want to spoil the surprise but plan to visit with 5.00 for a special treat. The gallery is small but very quaint. The staff is friendly and the art is wonderful. They have a mix of mediums from painting, jewelry, knitted items, paper ache sculptures that you have to see to believe. There is a monthly revolving exhibit... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were there for the 1st Friday event that the town holds and the arts council was open. We went in to enjoy the artwork and met a local artist who was having a showing there. Very nice place and friendly folks.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were impressed with the selection of art from local artists and the quality for the price. We only wish that we saw more of what we were looking for: local lighthouses. We would return on a future visit to see what new additions they are offering.

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Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Many creative local and not so local artists, photographers and jewelry makers have their work on display and for sale at the Aerts Council. Some of the art is beach oriented (which is what a lot of people are looking for when visiting a beach area) but there is diversity in the art work on display. I like to stroll... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We thought this was at best an average art co-op. Almost exclusively "beachy" type art, nothing here was even remotely of interest to purchase. If you are in Manteo it is worth a 10 minute browse.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love this place. It if filled with the works of many local artists. I always try to make their First Friday celebrations. You can buy gifts in all price ranges.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Manteo is a quiet, quaint sound side town located on Roanoke Island, Outer Banks of North Carolina. Many enjoyable shops, restaurants, art galleries and historical sites, First Fridays are celebrated on the waterfront with vendors, free entertainment featuring bands, orchestras & singers. It's always a surprise. Festival Park is right across the walking bridge. It is the site of The... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

This was our first chance to stop by and browse. The Council gallery is located is historic downtown Manteo in the old County courthouse,built back in 1904. The artwork is wonderful, as are the staff. If you are visiting the The Outer Banks, don't miss downtown Manteo, and don't miss the DCAC. We left with a great lighthouse scene that... More 

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Lowell, Michigan, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

While on spring break in Kill Devil Hills, NC, we decided to journey south along the OBX to Manteo on Roanoke Island to check out the DCAC. The gallery is housed in a beautiful old historic county courthouse, with the upstairs currently under renovation. The staff were friendly and helpful and have used their space well to display a wide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Outer Banks attract a lot of artists. This older building in historical Manteo showcases many local arts and crafts. They have paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery and sculpture, and the staff is very pleasant.

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