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A Benefit Art Auction

Dare Arts cordially invites you to participate in The Great Art Heist.

Bidding will begin at 6pm on Friday, October 6 in Dare Arts’ Courtroom Gallery and online on the button below.


The Great Art Heist will showcase pieces by local and regional visual artists plus experiences by performing artists. This special event will serve as Dare Arts' annual fundraiser. 

Auction participants have 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 6pm on Friday, October 6 in Dare Arts' Courtroom Gallery in downtown Manteo as well as online on the button below. 

Once The Great Art Heist opens, Dare Arts will be offering extended hours on Thursdays. Gallery hours while the auction is open are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm and closed Sunday-Monday.

If you can't make it to opening night, plan a private viewing of The Great Art Heist with a group of friends during the month. To schedule a private viewing, please email Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at


The auction will be open for bidding until Friday, October 27 at 7pm.​

The Great Art Heist is presented by TowneBank.

Thank you to Jane Webster, Basnight & Moran Insurance Agency, Gail & Elmer Midgett, Bea & Saint Basnight, and Midgett Insurance Agency for sponsoring The Great Art Heist.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the auction should contact Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at

Sponsors of The Great Art Heist

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