New World Festival of the Arts


Dare County Arts Council is very pleased to begin hosting the New World Festival of the Arts in downtown Manteo. This show has been an important part of the arts community here in Dare County for the past 32 years, and we are honored that Mr. Edward Greene has chosen our group to become involved as he transitions into a new phase in his career. 

Mr. Greene helped the town of Manteo bring the vision of providing local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work. The show also provides awareness of current trends in visual arts, and acquaints visitors and locals alike with the town of Manteo.

This is a transition year for NWFA, as we learn from Mr. Greene the many facets of bringing this show to life. He has penned a letter of introduction for us: 


"Greetings Dear Friends, 

This show was originally created on behalf of the Town of Manteo. It has been both hard work and heartwarming. This year we are transferring the show’s management from me to the Dare County Arts Council. They began working with me during last summer’s show, and the transition is going very smoothly. We look forward to seeing you this August.

Best regards,

Edward L. Greene"


The New World Festival of the Arts is an annual juried show. Under the sponsorship of Dare County Arts Council and the Town of Manteo, the Festival provides local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work. This is a family-oriented outdoor show, with over 85 artists from Maine to Florida displaying their works. The Festival provides awareness of the current trends in visual arts while acquainting visitors and locals alike with the town of Manteo.


Original work in the following categories are on diplay: painting, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, pastel, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, wood, glass, jewelry, metalsmithing, and leather. NWFA takes place on August 13 & 14, 2014 along the downtown Manteo waterfront from 9am - 5pm. Please call Dare County Arts Council for more information at (252) 473-5558. We hope to see you on the waterfront!