Outer Banks Art Adventures

Do you have a creative side dying to come out? If so, you’ll want to check out all the art that the Outer Banks has to offer. The Outer Banks has more artists per capita than almost any other place in the North Carolina, and they love sharing it.  The many art galleries and craft fairs here on the Outer Banks gives easy access to all types of art from basic crafts, to the eclectic, to the sophisticated.

But it’s not only for shoppers.  If you love creating art, we’ve also included some great art themed workshops to let your imagination take flight. Many of these are open to both adults and kids. So relax, have fun, and enjoy these handpicked art themed adventures.

Deja New (Store And Workshop)

Everything old is new again at this upcycling gallery. They take old, outdated pieces of furniture and lovingly turn them into something new, fresh and fun. They also offer journaling workshops, where adults can express their thoughts and feeling through mixed media and written word collage.  Now that’s something you don’t find everywhere.


Natural Creations (Jewelry store)

Not just another jewelry store, Natural Creations is home to actual gold/silversmiths.  Since they design many pieces themselves, you can be assured your piece of jewelry will be like no other. In addition to their custom pieces, they also have famous maker jewelry. And if you already have some pieces that you love but are a little outdated or broken, Natural Creations can update or repair them for you.


Arts Council (Gallery And Workshops)

The Dare County Arts Council brings together hundreds of artists from both the main part of the Outer Banks (KDH, KH, NH,) and Hatteras Island. Whether you’re looking for jewelry, paintings, unusual cards or any other souvenir, the Dare county arts council most likely will have it. Have fun exploring their gallery or take a workshop with one of their many talented artists. Either way, you can’t lose.


Seaside Art Gallery (Gallery and Events)

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the oldest art galleries on the Outer Banks. It specializes in classic art, estate jewelry, and animation cells from companies like Disney. It also offers on site appraisal for that treasure you just bought. So if you’re looking for something a little less ‘beach themed’ on your vacation, Seaside art gallery is a must ‘sea’.


Vivi’s Five And Dime (Store And Workshops)

Looking for the perfect beach or vintage item to take home? Vivi’s has it. More than just a traditional antique store, Vivi’s also offers milk paint workshops. Milk paint is based on a historic paint formula, is safe, and has a rich velvety finish perfect for painting on furniture. Vivi’s provides all the milk paint and surfaces you need to create a little treasure to take with you. And we’ll even give you $5 off a milk paint workshop. It’s a great souvenir.


Co-Op (Gallery And Workshops)

The Outer Banks Artist Co-op is a co-oped gallery featuring around 40 juried members. They have art in metal, fabric, paint, jewelry, glass, clay and more. They also have workshops taught by their members. There’s a variety of classes, so be sure to check them out. You never know what you might find.


Dan Waters (Workshop)

Dan Waters is one of our premiere Outer Banks nature photographers. We have many nature photographers on the Outer Banks, but Dan is one of the few that offers photography workshops that can be accomplished in only a few hours. So if you’ve always longed to take the perfect picture, this is a great workshop to take while on vacation.


Wine and Paint the Outer Banks (Workshop)

Hang 12 art is the Outer Banks newest art gallery. Located in the Seagate north shopping center. It’s wine and paint parties are held most weeknights with the supplies being provided. Don’t worry about skill level. All are welcome. They also hold kids painting workshops during the day.


Build A Boat In A Day (Workshop)

Unlike the other items on this list, this workshop is only offered once a month or so. It’s held at the Maritime Museum in Downton Manteo. For one set price, you and five people, (including children over 8,) have an all day workshop in boat building. At the end of the workshop, you get a real finished one-person boat to take home and enjoy. It’s the ultimate souvenir and perfect for ‘boating’ in the sound.



So if you’re looking to release the inner artist in you, check out these unique workshops and places. You’ll be glad you did.  And if you’re looking for more places to buy art, check out our art page.  https://www.atlanticrealty-nc.com/outer-banks-art

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