Art of the Mask Exhibition 

The Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the Art of the Mask: A DCAC Special Exhibit, presented as a compliment to DCAC’s annual fundraising event the Black Opal Masquerade Ball, which will be held on October 28.


Outer Banks metal, wood, cloth, papier mâché, glass, paint, clay, leather, enamel and jewelry artists are invited to create masks that encourage viewers to explore their imaginations.

Artists wishing to participate in the Art of the Mask exhibit can find a prospectus HERE and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo.

The Art of the Mask is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Entries can be dropped off Thursday, September 28 and Friday September 29 between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC.


An opening reception for the mask exhibit will be held at Dare County Arts Council on First Friday, October 6 from 6-8pm.


Everyone is encouraged to visit this exhibit to find the perfect mask for the Black Opal Masquerade Ball. The event will celebrate the spirit of creativity and imagination. Tickets to Black Opal can be purchased HERE and at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo.

The Art of the Mask exhibit will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, October 31. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 12-4pm.


As Black Opal’s Michelangelo sponsor, TowneBank supports the Art of the Mask exhibit along with Dare County Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Series and Power of Art program.

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