OBX Art Scene: Animals in Art Benefits Local SPCA
Lately we've been talking a lot about the thriving local arts scene found in the Outer Banks. Whether it's through theater performances hosted by the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts or the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, you're guaranteed to find award-winning performances that are sure to please.
The same holds true for the visual arts here on the Outer Banks. You'll find a nice selection of fine art galleries and exhibits during your OBX beach vacation, each with their own coastal flair.
Interested in learning more? Read on to find out what's happening this month in our OBX spotlight on the arts. Don't forget to follow our Elan Vacations blog for more on this series and everything you need to know about vacationing on the Outer Banks.
Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head
Located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail South in Nags Head, the Seaside Art Gallery is the oldest and largest privately owned gallery on the Outer Banks. Seaside Gallery offers over 2000 original works of art in a variety of genres, and you'll be amazed at what you can find from local, regional and internationally-featured artists in a variety of styles and media. From antiquities to the present day, the artistic diversity found here is unmatched. There are twelve rooms displaying the original works of art—you won't find reproductions here.
The gallery is free and open to the public with year-round business hours. In addition to artwork, you'll find estate jewelry, antiques and porcelain on display and for sale at the gallery.
One of the best things about the Seaside Art Gallery is the ability to visit in person or shop their entire selection of artwork online. Build your collection from the comfort of your own home or purchase a gift for someone special by browsing what the gallery has in store. Search your favorite artists or browse by category of artwork that you desire.
"Art enhances all of our lives. It brings beauty to our lives, encourages communication and healing, gives us a new way to see the world and is a reflection of the time it is created in." ~Seaside Art Gallery
"Animals in Art" Runs through February & Benefits Local SPCA
Animals are honored during the "Animals in Art" show hosted by Seaside Gallery through February 29. Animals enrich our lives everyday. It could be the joy that a beloved pet brings or the simple pleasure of listening to a song bird.
During the entire month of February, the esteemed Animals in Art Show at Seaside Art Gallery celebrates animals while helping to create a better world for animals. A portion of proceeds from the sale of any item featuring an animal in the gallery from February 1–29, 2016, is donated to the local SPCA to benefit animals. Pieces in the Animals in Art Show can be seen and purchased both in the gallery and online.
The local OBX SPCA provides safe shelter, a loving environment and temporary housing for lost, stray or abandoned domestic animals in the communities in Dare County. The non-profit organization reunites lost pets with their owners, rescues animals from abuse, and implements proactive adoptive and humane education programs.
What better way to buy local artwork and support our OBX artists while also contributing to a great cause! And since the Outer Banks is a pet-friendly beach vacation destination, of course we support this worthy cause.
Are you ready to browse the Animals in Art collection? Stop by the Seaside Gallery in person or look at the collection online. Be sure to take the Seaside Gallery video tour offered on their homepage for a bird's eye view of what you'll find. You're sure to love what you see. Enjoy!
Where's your favorite place to browse and shop for fine art on the Outer Banks of North Carolina?