Take an artsy vacation or weekend getaway anytime along North Carolina’s breathtaking 300 miles of coastline. Check out the quaint art galleries and artist cooperatives all year long. Distinct coastal seasons offer festivals, concerts and other arts-related events ranging from outdoor dramas to jazz under the stars. Whether you are looking to browse through galleries or experience live entertainment, the N.C. coast has something for you. Check back for vacation plan suggestions throughout the summer.
Start your summer vacation with an evening performance of the outdoor drama The Lost Colony, the story of the first English settlers to the New World. The 74th season opened at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo on May 27. For tickets, visit http://thelostcolony.org/.
Plan a visit to the Dare County Arts Council’s Art Gallery housed in a historic courthouse in downtown Manteo. For more information, visit http://darearts.org.
Drive less than 20 minutes to Kill Devil Hills and treat yourself to handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, mosaics or paintings from the KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios featuring the work of 40 Outer Banks artists. To learn more, visit http://kdhcoop.com.
Check our blog next week for another installment of Arts Along the Coast.