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Outside Straight Lines

A Visual Arts Exhibition Featuring Queer Artists

In celebration of the nationally recognized Pride Month, Dare Arts is proud to announce a call for entry for their second exhibit highlighting work by queer artists in June.

The month-long exhibition will highlight a variety of media including paintings, jewelry, fiber art, ceramics, photography, and drawings by local and regional artists who self identify within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) community.

Artists wishing to participate in this inclusive exhibition can find a prospectus and sign up for a specific time to drop off their work on the buttons below. 

There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 6pm to 8pm where visitors can meet the artists and view their work. The reception is free and open to all, and is during First Friday in downtown Manteo.

Outside Straight Lines will remain on display through Saturday, June 29.

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Dare Arts Pride Project Events

  • On Saturday, June 1, join us at Swells'a Brewing from 9-11pm for the first Out and About: Disco Dance Party! LGBTQ+ community and allies are invited to come celebrate the kick-off of Pride Month with the merriment of music and pride through the decades with aesthetic visuals & curated music by DJs Josh Prairie & Justin Old Suxx. No cover charge.

  • June First Friday (Friday, June 7) will include The Storyweavers playing Americana folk music in The Courtyard at Dare Arts from 6pm to 8pm. ​First Friday will conclude with a lively hoop dancing by Summer Spins followed by a spectacular fire performance by Panda Daniels in The Courtyard. 


  • On Tuesday, June 11 there will be a special Dare Arts Pride Project Open Mic Night at Hi-Vibe Holistics Listening Room in Kill Devil Hills starting at 7pm. This evening is free and open to members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Performances including, but not limited to, song, poetry, reading, theater, and comedy are welcome. This event is open to adults 18+.  Please sign up to participate on the button below so we can plan accordingly.

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 Out On The OBX and Outer Banks Pridefest for supporting these events 


Thank you to Hi-Vibe Holistics and Swells'a Brewing for hosting two of the Dare Arts Pride Project events. 

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