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 will look 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 will embrace virtual learning this fall and be “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, performing and literary arts by Dare County students. 

For more information or to sign up to participate in either of these events, continue reading below. 

Art Supply

Artrageous Drive-Thrus + Digital Art Show

The Artrageous Art Kit Drive-Thrus will take place at Cape Hatteras Elementary School (Thursday, October 15), Manteo Elementary School (Thursday, October 22), and First Flight Elementary School (Saturday, October 24). 


Parents can register their elementary school aged students to pick up a free art kit at one of the drive-thru events by clicking the button below. Sign up for the drive-thru location that is most convenient for you (The First Flight pick-up location is closest for KHES & NHES families), and please note that registration is required to participate due to limited art kit availability. 




Artrageous will also go virtual this fall, with Dare County Arts Council and Dare County Schools working together to create a free digital art show that showcases and celebrates work by Dare County students of all ages. The Artrageous Digital Art Show will be unveiled in November right here on our website.


Students can submit a photo or video of any original art of their choosing including a piece from an art class at school or from the Artrageous drive-thru art kits on the button below to have their work featured in the Artrageous Digital Art Show. All media are welcome, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, music, literary art, photography, graphic design, film, theatre, and dance. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 6. 

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

2020 Sponsors

PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor of Artrageous.

Thank you to SAGA Realty & Construction, Sun Realty 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.

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Current Covid-19 Gallery Hours:

May 22 - Until Further Notice

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Winter Gallery Hours:

October 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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