A Benefit Art Auction

Dare County Arts Council cordially invites you to participate in The Great Art Heist, a benefit art auction that will open on Friday, October 2.


Showcasing over 100 pieces from local and regional artists, The Great Art Heist will serve as Dare County Arts Council’s annual fundraising event and give auction participants the opportunity to support the arts while boasting their best bids.

To support the work that we do, please join us for The Great Art Heist: A Benefit Art Auction. 

The Great Art Heist

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Art Gallery

The Great Art Heist Auction Details

Bidding will start at 12pm on Friday, October 2 at Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in downtown Manteo as well as on the link below.

Private viewings of The Great Art Heist will be available for art collectors and local businesses throughout October. To schedule a private viewing, please email Dare County Arts Council’s Executive Director Chris Sawin at dareartsinfo@gmail.com.


The auction will be open for bidding until Friday, October 30 at 8pm.

The Great Art Heist is presented by TowneBank, who is also the lead sponsor of the Dare Digital Arts program, which emerged this spring as a way to celebrate and support the arts through initiatives that are safe, meaningful and innovative.

A special thank you to SAGA Realty & Construction, Jane Webster, Sun Realty, Rose Harrison Gilreath and Powers, Outer Banks Blue, Franklin and Arthur Perdue Family Foundation and Ken and Angie Brady-Daniels for sponsoring The Great Art Heist.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the auction should contact Dare County Arts Council’s Executive Director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com.

Sponsors of The Great Art Heist