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Artrageous kids art festival

A Family-Friendly, Free Day Full Of Art

2024 Artrageous Kids Art Festival

The 35th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival will be held at Dowdy Park in Nags Head from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, May 11, 2024. 


Artrageous is a free, family-friendly event that includes art activities, live music, dance performances, an artisan market, and food vendors. 

Organizations and businesses interested in hosting a kids art activity at Artrageous can find the application on the buttons below. 

Artrageous wouldn't be possible without our amazing volunteers. To volunteer at Artrageous please fill out the form on the button below.

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2024 Entertainment

Students from Hatteras Island Community Strings, Mustang Music Outreach Program, Ascencion Music Academy, the Dare2Care OBX Shredders and Atlantic Dance will be performing throughout the day. 


There will also be interactive stage performances by science-inspired musical act Nature Out Loud and children’s improv theatre by Donna Roark’s Shadow Players with Drama Mama.

Artrageous was started in 1989. The annual, free community event brings families together to paint, sculpt, dance, sing and be creative.

Artrageous is organized and staffed by volunteer artists, musicians, crafters, dancers, writers, photographers and other creative people who dedicate their time and energy to the event each year. 

Proceeds from Artrageous benefit the Dare Arts cultural arts programming and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund, which awards awards a scholarship to a Dare County high school senior intending to study fine art or the performing arts in college.  

Click here to watch the video for Artrageous 2017, which was also the Grand Opening of Dowdy Park.

About Artrageous

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2024 Sponsors

Artrageous is presented by PNC Bank.

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Thank you to the Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series and Hotel Manteo for supporting Artrageous.

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