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Dare County Arts Council

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Address: 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252-473-5558
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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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Enjoy local culture in downtown Manteo

I reside in the area and frequently visit the Dare County Art Council exhibits. Local artist are members of the council and display their artwork at the center. You can view and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
saulsburys53
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Manteo, North Carolina
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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reside in the area and frequently visit the Dare County Art Council exhibits. Local artist are members of the council and display their artwork at the center. You can view and sometimes purchase, paintings, pottery, jewelry and other mediums.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Mostly local Art, but seems to be a very creative area. We really love how the building was once a courthouse. Nice way to spend a hour or two.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The staff at the Arts council are so dedicated to the Arts and so respectful and appreciative of the contributing artists. The various events that they put on throughout the year are professionally done with lots of love and good feelings.

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Thank Susank G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This place is amazing !!! There's enough quality art in this building to spend hours and hours enjoying it's beauty. It so happens there was an artist reception here today and tonight being the First Friday of the Month. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for local art or just to learn about local artists. This place is... More 

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Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This arts council is located in the old courthouse building, and they have made wonderful use of the space. There is lots of quality art work -- not just ordinary "beachy" pieces. Definitely worth a visit.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friendly staff and quaint town. We found this gallery disappointing though. What is there can be seen very quickly. The building has a musty odor, it's old. We found much better quality art and galleries on the beach where we were staying.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Arts concil provides a great space for local artists to display works in many differnet media. They are a great asset to our community and supportive of as many different artistic outlets as they can handle!

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Thank obxman27954
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful place for local art in a wide price range . They have everything from greeting cards, inexpensive handcrafted jewelry, to large paintings. I love their FIRST FRIDAY CELEBTATIONS!

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Thank Georgia G
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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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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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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