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Art on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a haven for local artists.  Artisans such as jewelers, painters, sculptors, potters, and weavers come to the area and use the sand and the sea for inspiration.  Many have small shops and their goods can be found for sale up and down the island.  One of the best places to find local artwork is along Gallery Row in Nags Head.  This 2 block radius features several art galleries and shops with one-of-a-kind items for sale. 


Tar Heel Trading Company -- With two distinctive locations in Duck and Corolla, Tar Heel Trading Company has been bringing American handcrafts to the Outer Banks since 1979. Offering a wide variety of functional and decorative accessories for the home, office and garden by local and nationally known craftsmen. From wall décor to waterfowl carvings; designer jewelry to kaleidoscopes, all carefully selected and reasonably priced.

Phone:  252-441-6235


Sea Dragon Gallery -- Since 2001, SeaDragon Gallery has offered a unique and eclectic collection of traditional and contemporary American crafts and fine art. Carefully selected handcrafted jewelry and works in pottery, glass, metal and wood by artists from the Outer Banks and across the country fill our cheerful gallery. We invite you to visit us in the Waterfront Shops where you can also enjoy the spectacular view and magnificent sunsets from our soundfront boardwalk.

Phone: 252-261-4224

Southern Shores

ARTspace -- ARTspace is a working artists’ studio and gallery space. The gallery shows the work of many local artists. You’ll find paintings, painted furniture, painted glassware and more. Art shows are held in the gallery and classes in the studio.

Phone:  252-261-2787

Kill Devil Hills

Yellowhouse Gallery -- Best place to find local photography, lighthouse prints, antique maps and Outer Banks scenic paintings for sale.  Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head MP 11.

Phone:  252-441-6928

KDH Cooperative -- KDH co-op is an artist operated gallery featuring works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastels, photography, ceramics, jewelry, fibers, collage, wood, pottery, glass, mosaic, and metal.We have over 40 juried members, many of whom assist in running the gallery, hanging and displaying art, jurying new members, organizing shows, and assisting customers during gallery business hours.

Phone:  252-441-9888

Nags Head

Seaside Art Gallery --  Seaside Art Gallery, of the Outer Banks, NC can help you select from thousands of original works of art by local and internationally known artists. We also have a wonderful selection of art by such masters as Picasso, Chagall, Whistler, Icart, Renoir and many others. You can also choose from an extensive selection of antiques and estate jewelry. Animation art is also featured by such studios as Disney, Warner Bros and Hanna Barbera. We specialize in original works of art, not reproductions. The authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed.

Phone:  800-828-2444

Jewelry By Gail -- A must see. Renowned jewelry designer and regional diamond expert Gail Kowalski will dazzle you with exquisite gems and minerals, lustrous pearls, and diamonds, both colorless and natural color. Consistently chosen for Hollywood events, Gail's designs are breathtakingly beautiful. This unique studio and shop also features the David B. and Alwand Vahan diamond collections and a wide selection of fun sterling designs. All price ranges. Mon.-Sat. 10-5.

Phone:  252-441-5387

Manteo and Roanoke Island

Nancyware Pottery -- A working pottery studio on the Outer Banks of N.C

Phone:  252-473-9400

Outer Banks Posters -- retail shop is located in Historical Manteo across from the waterfront, where you can browse around in a relaxing atmosphere. Posters and Prints from many great Artists. We are your source for Posters, Prints, Limited edition Prints, Souvenirs and great gifts. We feature many great Artists from the around the world and especially the Outer Banks of NC. Please feel free to contact us should you have a request for a special print.

Phone:  800-642-0063