Artrageous kids art festival

An Annual Family Friendly, Free Day Full Of Art

2021 Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Presented by PNC Bank

The 32nd Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival will be held at Dowdy Park in Nags Head from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, September 18. 


Artrageous is a free, family-friendly event that includes art activities, live music, dance performances, an artisan market, and food vendors. This year’s theme, Be You! You’re An Original, encourages children to celebrate being themselves and creating original artwork. 

Artrageous will be following all federal and state guidelines regarding COVID-19, while still providing a quality experience. 

  • Masks are strongly encouraged where you cannot social distance, especially at vendor booths & art tables

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be around park

  • Social distance whenever possible


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

2021 Sponsors

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of Artrageous.

A special thank you to Bea Basnight, Bryan Cultural Series, 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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