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Outside Straight Lines

A Visual Arts Exhibition Featuring Queer Artists

In celebration of the nationally recognized Pride Month, Dare Arts has partnered with Out On The OBX and OBX Pridefest, to present their first ever 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. 

Paper Heart
Pride Flags

Exhibit Dates + Pride Month Events

Outside Straight Lines will open on Friday, June 2 and will remain on display through Friday, July 30.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 2 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.


June First Friday will also include musician Tripp Harrison playing jazz music on Old Tom Street and The Storyweavers playing Americana folk music in The Courtyard at Dare Arts from 6pm to 8pm.

After First Friday there will be other visual, performing and literary queer art events throughout the month of June. Those events will be listed below...

- Nationally touring duo Mama's Black Sheep will be playing acoustic rock and blues at 6pm on Thursday, June 8 at Dare Arts.

More events coming soon!


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