Dare County Arts Council continues new digital arts program into June

Published 1:04 pm Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dare County Arts Council continues its Dare Digital Arts program in June, with a full new slate of virtual concerts, workshops and readings.

Dare County Arts Council also welcomes a new Dare Digital Arts partner this month, the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The Community Foundation recently awarded the Arts Council a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant to support the program.

Regional and local bands and musicians will take over Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday in June at 8 p.m. to perform as a series of Facebook Live events. Kicking off the month were performances by Jeremy Russell, Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs and Eric Williams.

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Upcoming performances include:

  • Thursday, June 11: The Ramble
  • Tuesday, June 16: Cole and MaryAnn
  • Thursday, June 18: Just Playing Dixieland
  • Tuesday, June 23: Sandbar Blues
  • Thursday, June 25: Jonny Waters & Company

New for June, Dare County Arts Council is partnering with Paul Mazzei to launch “Nature Out Loud: Boogie in the Backyard,” which is a virtual music series for children that will take place on DCAC’s Facebook page on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Scheduled performances include:

  • Wednesday, June 10: Rockin’ Reptiles: Turtles, Dinosaurs and More!
  • Wednesday, June 17: Wild in the Wetlands: Frogs and Friends
  • Wednesday, June 24: Living in the Ocean: Sea Stars to Sharks

“Nature Out Loud! plays upbeat, fun, family-friendly tunes inspired by the wild world around us,” said musician Paul Mazzei. “We perform original music about interesting animals, the ocean and natural history topics and also cover songs with worthwhile positive messages. With each song we perform we hope to make you move and make you wonder a little bit at the same time!”

Mari LaRose will be teaching another virtual kids art class on Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page on Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Literary artists will go live on Dare County Arts Council’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in June to share excerpts from their work, discuss the craft of writing and their current projects and answer questions from viewers. Author Kristy Woodson Harvey is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17.
All of the Dare Digital Arts events are free and open to the public.

While sharing their talents, most of the artists will include virtual ways you can tip them or share information where you can purchase their work.

Email Dare County Arts Council’s executive director Chris Sawin at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com with any questions.

For more information, visit DareArts.org or call 252-473-5558.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

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