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Dare County Arts Council To Reopen On November First Friday

After three weeks of being closed due to flooding from Hurricane Michael, Dare County Arts Council will reopen at 10am on First Friday, November 2.

Dare County Arts Council’s carpets had to be replaced due to the flooding, but the nonprofit has been working closely with Dare County to get the doors back open as soon as possible.

“A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and the Dare County Building and Grounds Crew for all of their hard work,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin.

To celebrate First Friday in downtown Manteo, Dare County Arts Council will host the opening reception for their People’s Choice Exhibit, which will feature Daniel Pullen’s photography.

The Outer Banks community voted for the People’s Choice Exhibit earlier in the year, and out of over 200 nominations Pullen was nominated the most.

The People’s Choice Exhibit titled “Homesick” will debut new work that Pullen says is not his typical style.

“The show isn’t going to be filled with landscape and seascapes,” said photographer Daniel Pullen. “The premise is, if I passed away or was not able to make it back to Hatteras Island, what would I miss most, my daily routine, my rut, etc. I look forward to seeing everyone on Friday.”

The opening reception for this special exhibit will begin at 6pm and the community will be able to meet Daniel and view his work, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and live music by the Southern English Band.

First Friday also kicks off Outer Banks Veterans Week, which is an annual event celebrating Veterans and their families through the arts.

The centerpiece of Outer Banks Veterans Week is the 6th Annual Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop, which is being led by founder and director of the National Veterans Writing Project Ron Capps on November 10 and 11. The two-day workshop will be held at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese and is free for Veterans, active-duty military and their family members.

The Outer Banks Veterans Writing Project is one of the many Veteran-friendly events sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau during November’s Outer Banks Veterans Week.

To view the directory of events happening during Outer Banks Veterans Week, please click here. Groups still interested in listing their Veterans events in the Veterans Week calendar of events should email as soon as possible.

Thank you to Village Realty, First Colony Inn and Tar Heel Motel for sponsoring Outer Banks Veterans Week. This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. This project is also supported in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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