First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

The first official First Friday of the year is coming up and in Manteo and there is so much to do, it’s hard to see how it will all fit into one evening. Next Friday, April 5 is that first Friday we’re talking about. Two really interesting events worth checking out are side by side … Continue reading First First Friday-Fun in Downtown Manteo

All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

Iconic All Along the Watchtower Leads to Celebration Fifty years ago on November 22, 1968 Bob Dylan released “All Along the Watchtower,” one of his most celebrated songs. To mark that event the Dare County Arts Council featured the work of artist Janet Stapelman. Stapelman’s took each line of the song and created a cotton thread … Continue reading All Along the Outer Banks Watchtower

DCAC Reopens with Spectacular Daniel Pullen Photo Show

Centerpiece of downtown Manteo Looks Great after Repairs It was great to see the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) reopened just three weeks after flood waters from Tropical Storm Michael got inside the building. By the time Michael got to the Outer Banks it was a day of wind and intermittent heavy rain showers. It … Continue reading DCAC Reopens with Spectacular Daniel Pullen Photo Show

New World Festival of the Arts This Week in Manteo

A Wonderful Reason to Check out a Picturesque Downtown The 37th Annual New World Festival of the Arts is Wednesday and Thursday this week and if ever there was a great excuse to stroll along the Manteo waterfront this is it. Featuring over 75 exhibitors from up and down the East Coast as well as … Continue reading New World Festival of the Arts This Week in Manteo

First Friday in Downtown Manteo-A Great Celebration

First Friday Wraps Up a Great Outer Banks Week We have a great week coming up on the Outer Banks. There’s the 4th of July, of course, which is always a good time. But close on the heels of Independence Day it’s First Friday in downtown Manteo. First Friday is a great way to get … Continue reading First Friday in Downtown Manteo-A Great Celebration

Two Art Shows at DCAC Worth Checking Out

Frank Stick and COA Highlight DCAC Month There’s a couple of events that are happening at the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) in Manteo in February and they’re really worth checking out. First up, and it’s already in progress is the 40th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. The opening reception was last Saturday at … Continue reading Two Art Shows at DCAC Worth Checking Out

Dowdy Park Grand Opening Worth the Wait

Three Hour Weather Delay Creates a Great Day That three hour weather delay for the Grand Opening of Dowdy Park in Nags Head sure came in handy. If the weather was overcast with a little wind, at least it didn’t rain. And that was a good thing, because the Grand Opening was as advertised and … Continue reading Dowdy Park Grand Opening Worth the Wait

Dowdy Park Grand Opening Delayed 3 Hours

Rescheduling the Start Time Will the Dowdy Park Grand Opening happen? That is the question of the day as we cross our fingers and hope the weather miraculously clears for tomorrow, Saturday. It looks as though it will clear, although a bit later than hoped. But to take advantage of that late clearing the skies … Continue reading Dowdy Park Grand Opening Delayed 3 Hours

Surfing Takes Center Stage in September

There’s a lot of surf action coming up in September and it’s looking as though mid month for anyone who’s in to all things surfing, the Outer Banks is the place to be. Maybe it’s not really “action” but the Surfalorous Film Festival sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council is coming back for its … Continue reading Surfing Takes Center Stage in September

19th Annual Mollie Fearing Art Show Looks Great

There are some great traditions on the Outer Banks for artists and it’s always great to see who turns out for the art shows. Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) the Molly Fearing Art Show is one of the best around. Open to DCAC members and Dare County Residents, it is a wonderful … Continue reading 19th Annual Mollie Fearing Art Show Looks Great