Rock The Cape Festival- Presented by Dare County Arts Council

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

This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.

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300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Rock The Cape Island Art Show

The annual Rock The Cape Island Art Show will be held on Monday, May 27 from 10am-4pm.


Over 25 artisans will gather at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center for the art show. Visitors will be able to enjoy live art demonstrations as well as live music by Rory Kelleher while checking out local arts and crafts. .


Admission to the art show is free. All are welcome to this indoor / outdoor community event, which is a great opportunity to meet and support local artists. Art show guests can also paint-a-shake with the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station at the event. 

The RWS Community Center happens to be at the very end of the tri-village pathway! So feel free to ride your bikes, skateboards, or walkin' shoes. Lots of parking will be available too.

Proceeds from the art show booth fees will be donated to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation in memory of Carolyn Schena for her involvement in Rock The Cape over the years and her dedication to the arts on Hatteras Island.

Artists Wishing To Participate in the show, Please email Dare county Arts Council here