Artrageous kids art festival

An Annual Family Friendly, Free Day Full Of Art

2022 Artrageous Kids Art Festival

Presented by PNC Bank


The 33rd Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival will be held at Dowdy Park in Nags Head from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 7. This year's theme is The Magic Of Art. 


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


2022 Entertainment

The Mosaic Steel Orchestra from Hampton, Va will headline Artrageous, with dynamic steelpan entertainment to be performed by a diverse group of children and adults. Also performing are Donna Roark’s Shadow Players with Drama Mama and Atlantic Dance, as well as students from Ascension Music Academy, the Mustang Outreach Program and Leslie Erickson’s music school.


Magician The Impossible Chris will be a roving performer at Artrageous, a nod to the event’s 2022 theme, The Magic of Art.

Fork ‘et Me Not, Island Snowball and Blurred Lines Bakery will be selling snacks and sweet treats onsite all day. 

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.