Featured Artist

Munroe Bell and students


Dare County Arts Council is pleased to host the work of Outer Banks painter Munroe Bell and his students in a special exhibit for the month of September. In addition to works by Munroe, the show will feature new paintings by Leigh Sudbridge, Laura Beasley, Penny Stormont, Gail Midgett, Sally Scarborough, Nancy Spruill, Margaret Marks, Boo Beasley, Tra Perry, Sis Hall, Brenda Zaytoun and Tracy Bell. Their exhibit will open to the public on Friday, September 5th and remain on display through September 30th. 

Join us for the opening reception from 6pm - 8pm, as part of the First Friday festivities in downtown Manteo on September 5th. The reception will feature live music, light fare, and libations, plus visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists. 

Munroe Bell was trained at the Atlanta School of Art in Georgia. His award winning paintings have been featured in numerous group and solo exhibits in North Carolina and Virginia, and can be found in private collections throughout the region. He teaches an ongoing oil and acrylic workshop at Dare County Arts Council, which produces artists with works of exceptional quality.

Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday through Friday, and noon – 4pm on Saturdays. The Gallery is closed on Sundays. Dare County Arts Council is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo. For information about this show, the painting class, or Dare Count Art Council, please call (252) 473-5558.