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Artrageous kids art festival

An Annual Family Friendly, Free Day Full Of Art

2023 Artrageous Kids Art Festival

The 34th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival will be held at Dowdy Park in Nags Head from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 13, 2023. 


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


2023 Entertainment

Coming soon.

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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2022 Sponsors

Artrageous is presented by PNC Bank.

A special thank you to Bryan Cultural Series, artist Paul Shampine, JAM Media SolutionsJersey Mike's Subs, and Blick Art Materials for sponsoring Artrageous.

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

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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