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TowneBank Supports Dare County Arts Council’s Growth


As the Michelangelo Sponsor of Dare County Arts Council’s sold out Black Opal Masquerade Ball, TowneBank will support much more than the annual fundraiser, which will be held this Saturday, October 28.

TowneBank’s $15,000 sponsorship of Black Opal supports numerous Dare County Arts Council programs and enables the nonprofit organization to fulfill their mission and thrive throughout the year.

“Working with TowneBank this year has been a wonderful experience,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “Their commitment to our mission has allowed us to expand our programs and serve more people than ever before.”

Dare County Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Series, which features four up-and-coming artists on the Outer Banks, is presented by TowneBank. The four artists (Pete Erickson, Jessie Taylor, Anna Doll and Kelly Cassady) and their guests will attend Black Opal on behalf of TowneBank. The Emerging Artists will also have work on display at the event and items in the event’s silent auction.

With TowneBank’s support Dare County Arts Council has just launched their fall season of the Power of Art program, which is designed to give those with disabilities the opportunity to create and make critical decisions through unique art programs and events. The groups participating in the Power of Art program this fall are the Monarch Beach Club, GEM Adult Day Services, Outer Banks Hotline, and the SNAP Group.

Dare County Arts Council began visiting Monarch Beach Club monthly with new fall art projects in September.

On November 13, Dare County Arts Council will begin classes for adults with memory loss and dementia and their caregivers at GEM Adult Day Services.

The 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Workshop with Outer Banks Hotline will be hosted at Dare County Arts Council on November 15.

For more information about Black Opal, please call 252 473 5558 or click here.

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