25th Annual Artrageous 9/27
Oh the memories! Attending Artrageous as a kiddo was just one of the many fond memories I have from growing up on the OBX. Building cool creatures out of craft scraps, face painting, candle making, and the list goes on of all the wonderful things we created! This is definitely an event I encourage all the our local and visiting families to attend. It is so much fun and sure to keep your kids (and yourself) occupied for a few fun filled hours.
The 25th Annual Artrageous Art Extravaganza will be held on September 27th, 2014 at Dare County Family Recreational Park at 602 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Artrageous is an annual arts festival for children, featuring live art demos, kids activities, artist vendors, music, dance, delicious food and fun for the whole family.
“Over the last quarter century, hundreds of artists at Artrageous have inspired Outer Banks children of all ages to follow their creative spirit and embrace their artistic instincts,” says Artrageous co-chair Ginny Flowers.
To honor its roots, Dare County Arts Council will bring back the 10×10 collaborative paint-in a this year’s event. The 10×10 is brings together ten well-known Outer Banks painters who each take turns painting on ten different canvasses. Several of the original 10×10 painters will be back this year, including James Melvin and Steve Andrus, who originated the 10×10 idea.
This year’s stage show at Artrageous features a special performance by award-winning bluegrass musician and author John Santa, who will be visiting Dare County as part of the North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar program.
Artrageous is organized and staffed by volunteer artists, musicians, crafters, dancers, writers, photographers and other creative people who dedicate their time and energy to the event each year. Many of the many arts and crafts activities for children will be hosted by partner nonprofit organizations such as Children At Play Outer Banks and Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County.
Proceeds from this community-wide event benefit art education and cultural programming in all Dare County schools, the DCAC endowment fund and the Artrageous Youth Scholarship fund. Sponsors, volunteers and artists are encouraged to become involved in this Dare County community tradition.
For more information about this exhibit or Dare County Arts Council, please call (252) 473-5558 or visit www.darearts.org. Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.
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