Art Show Directory

Below is a list of art shows and exhibits happening on the Outer Banks. To have your event listed, please email 



The 39th Annual New World Festival of the Arts will return to Manteo August 12-13. To learn more about the show or to download the application, click the button below. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Upcoming shows

Wilmington Art Association 2020 Spring Show

Wilmington Art Association's 38th Annnual Spring Show and Sale will be open March 28-April 5, 2020 in Wilmington, NC during the North Carolina Azaela Festival.

March 28, 2020

Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition

The 25th Annual Artist Self-Portrait Exhibition will be held April 1 through May 7th, 2020 at Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head

April 01, 2020

Arts of the Pamlico - ReLeaf Washington’s Celebration of Trees Art Exhibit

The ReLeaf Washington’s Celebration of Trees Art Exhibit opens April 1(5:30 to 7 p.m.) to 25, 2020 at ARt of the Pamlico's Turage Theatre. Submission Deadlines are March 26 - 28

April 01, 2020


PirateFest is set to start Saturday April 17-18, 2020 in Greenville, NC, hosted by Pitt County Arts Council. Application Deadline is Febuary, 2020.

April 17, 2020

Art in the Heart

The 12th Annual Art in the Heart of Hillsborough Art Fair is set for April 18th, 2020 at the Visitor’s Center of the Historic Alexander Dickson House and along South Cameron St. in Hillsborough, NC

April 18, 2020

Size Matters

The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County will host 'Size Matters' from April 24 to May 16, 2020. Subbmissions are by February 21, 2020.

April 24, 2020

Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

The Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in the town of Cary from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 25, 2020

In Plein Site

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is holding the "In Plein Site" event on Thursday April 30 to Saturday May 2, 2020

April 30, 2020

CaFE - 2020 Juried Art show

CaFE's 2020 juried art show is at Rocky Mount Imperial Center, NC and will open May 1, 2020. The dead line for submissions will be Febuary 21, 2020.

May 01, 2020

7th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition

The 7th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition is on Saturday May 2 - June 29, 2020 with the reception starting at 6 pm. It will be hosted by the Montpelier Center in Montpelier, VA.

May 02, 2020

The Duck and Beyond Art Show

The 3rd annual Duck and Beyond Art Show will be May 16, 2020 from 11 - 4p.m. at the Waterfront shops in Duck.

May 16, 2020

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival

Artsplosure will be held in Downtown Raleigh on the third weekend in May; May 16-17, 2020.

May 16, 2020

2020 Ocrafolk Festival Artisan Application

The 2020 Ocrafolk Festival is from June 5 - 7, 2020. Subbmission Deadline is March 15

June 05, 2020

Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival

The Alleghany Arts Council hosts the Backwoods Beat Music & Art Festival on June 26 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Sparta, NC.

June 26, 2020

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

The 43rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - and Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. to 5 pm. at Cary Town Hall Campus in Downtown Cary.

August 22, 2020

Art on Main

The Arts Council of Henderson County present Art on Main on September 26 - 27, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC.

September 26, 2020

Arts on Perquimans

The 10th Arts on Perquimans by the Perquimans Art League will be hosted on October 3, 2020 at the Historic District of Hertford, North Carolina.

October 03, 2020

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