May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Dowdy Park

Dare County Arts Council and the Town of Nags Head, NC will host the 29th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival on Saturday, May 12 at Dowdy Park in Nags Head.

Artrageous is a free, family-friendly event featuring more than 20 high quality kids art activities from painting to blacksmithing, live music, dance performances, and more fun entertainment.

From 10am to 3pm, Artrageous guests will enjoy entertainment by the Nags Head Elementary School choir, Static Attitude, student bands from the Mustang Outreach Program, Atlantic Dance, reggae band Sensi Trails with guest Holden McOwen, and Washington, DC based high-energy pop rock band Sub-Radio.

Before Sub-Radio takes the stage, Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin will announce the 2018 Artrageous Youth Scholarship recipients. The Artrageous Youth Scholarship Fund awards one scholarship to a senior at each Dare County High School every year.

The free, family friendly event will also feature an acoustic art walk of local musicians playing music in the park and numerous high-quality kids art activities.

The event’s 2018 theme, Find Your Gift, is centered around local nonprofit organizations and businesses that donate their time to teach children about giving back to the community through art and creating handmade gifts for loved ones.

Artrageous will also feature local artisans selling their creative goods and a variety of local restaurants selling the perfect lunch items and delicious sweet treats.

Families planning to attend Artrageous are encouraged to walk, carpool and ride their bikes. Parking is available at Nags Head Elementary and at the Bonnett Street beach access. Handicap parking will be available at Dowdy Park.

Volunteers interested in being part of Artrageous can signup online at http://signup.com/go/kpDEYYh or by emailing kidsartobx@gmail.com.

PNC Bank is the title sponsor of Artrageous, which is co-hosted by Dare County Arts Council and the Town of Nags Head. Artrageous is also sponsored by Southern Insurance, Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates, Surf Pediatrics, Super Wings, Midgett Insurance Agency, Brindley Beach Vacations, The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, High Cotton Barbecue, Nags Head Self Storage, Beef Jerky Outlet Outer Banks, Airmakers, Inc., Johnson, Mizelle, Straub & Murphy LLP, and Colonial Inn and Outer Banks Inn. A special thank you to event partners RavRa Productions and Sea Level Sounds.

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For more information about the 29th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival, please visit DareArts.org/artrageous or call (252) 473-5558.