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Artrageous kids art festival

A 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. 

This year's Artrageous theme is "Space to Create!" offering kids a fun, open-minded, outdoor space to let their creativity flow.

Artrageous will also include the Young Artist Village, a dedicated space available for young artists (17 and under) to sell their handmade goods. 

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2023 Entertainment

Multi-instrumental reggae act Cultivated Mind, the Dare2Care Shredders, Donna Roark’s Shadow Players with Drama Mama, Atlantic Dance and Nature Out Loud, as well as students from Ascencion Music Academy and the Mustang Music Outreach Program, will be performing throughout the day at Artrageous.

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 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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2023 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 artist Paul Shampine for supporting Artrageous.