Artrageous kids art festival

An Annual Family Friendly, Free Day Full Of Art

2020 Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Artrageous: Remotely Reimagined - Presented by PNC Bank

The 31st Artrageous Kids Art Festival looks different this year, but Dare County Arts Council is ensuring that the community will be able to experience the beloved event in 2020.


After being postponed in May, Artrageous embraced virtual learning this fall and was “Remotely Reimagined” into a two-part event, including three drive-thrus with free art kits for children to take home and a Digital Art Show featuring visual and performing and arts by Dare County students.

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Artrageous Digital Art Show

Dare County Arts Council and Dare County Schools teamed up to create a free digital art show that celebrates work by Dare County students of all ages. 

The Artrageous Digital Art Show showcases a variety of media including paintings, dance performances, graphic design, photography, music performances, drawings, and mixed media by over 80 Dare County students. Original work from art classes and the Artrageous drive-thru art kits is featured in the virtual show. 

The free Artrageous Digital Art Show can be viewed online on the button below from Monday, November 16 through Thursday, December 31, 2020.

If you participated in one of our Artrageous Art Kit drive-thrus, we hope you and your kids are having fun making and creating! Click the buttons below to view the Art Kit demonstration videos, written instructions plus bonus crafts.

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 DCAC cultural arts programming and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund, which awards one scholarship to a senior at each Dare County High School.  

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

About Artrageous

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2020 Sponsors

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of Artrageous.

Thank you to SAGA Realty & Construction, Sun Realty, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, Midgett Insurance Agency, Super Wings, Nags Head Self Storage, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation for sponsoring Artrageous.


The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series is Dare County Arts Council’s creative partner on this special event.

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

Thank you so much to our 2020 art kit partners who generously donated supplies for our Artrageous Drive-Thru events. 

The following organizations and businesses donated crafts and supplies... 

- Breaking Through Task Force for donating the "Feelings Mask" crafts

- OBX Art Studio for donating the Sunset Coffee Bean Outsider art projects

- Pocosin Arts School Of Fine Craft for donating the cartoon play coloring books

- The Town Of Nags Head for donating the Love Bug Craft Stick crafts 

- NEST for donating the "Make A Sea Turtle Magnet and Visor" crafts

2020 Art Kit Partners 

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(252) 473-5558

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Current Gallery Hours:

May 22 - Until Further Notice

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

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