Outer Banks Art Shows

The Outer Banks are often thought of as a group of fishing communities where
visitors may enjoy the best in surfing, boating, fishing, shelling, swimming and much
more. In years past those who also enjoyed shopping for keepsakes of their visit were
limited to the traditional souvenir type stores. That is no longer true.
Hatteras Island is home to a thriving artist community. In every village there are
art galleries exhibiting truly exceptional local works in a variety of mediums: oil and
water painting, photography, stained and fused glass, jewelry, pottery, wood work and
carvings, textiles, metals and much more. The owners of these galleries insure that most
of their displays are solely from the local artists. Many of these artists are award-winning
in their field of expertise.
In addition to the galleries themselves, during the spring and summer months
there are many open-air art shows in all the Hatteras Island villages. These shows may be
one or two days affairs where the local artists exhibit their work in individual tents. Often
there is also food, music and more. These art shows usually have between 15-50 artists
attending.
For the 2011 year, there are at least 20 art shows scheduled for Hatteras Island.
As of now, there will be up to 4 shows at our Hatteras Island Realty Avon office. And, for the first time ever, Hatteras Realty will be hosting art classes weekly. For those visitors who would like to take home an artistic remembrance from the Outer Banks, the choices are plentiful. For a truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art, make sure to stop by a show or sign up for a class!

Be sure to check the Hatteras Realty calendar for event dates, class times and detailed information.

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