Art Destinations in the OBX

Indulge in the Arts of the Outer Banks

Whether you prefer to sit back and appreciate art or make a masterpiece of your own, the Outer Banks beautiful scenery and calming atmosphere will surely bring out the creative side in you. Stop by one of these unique and artistic destinations for a chance to get in touch with your imagination.

1. The Bird Store

A must when visiting the Outer Banks. Local carvings, ranging from old working style decoys to decorative shorebirds, songbirds, and waterfowl. Original art and prints, antique hunting and fishing gear.

807 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC. Call (252) 480-2591 or visit for more information.

2. The Christmas Shop & Island Art Gallery

Don’t let their name fool you! Visit their 28,000 square foot emporium, offering the most unique gifts, artwork and souvenirs on the Outer Banks, plus thousands of Christmas ornaments and Halloween items. Visit here for more information.

3. Greenleaf Gallery

Original paintings, watercolors and fine prints by regional artists. Large collection of functional and sculptural ceramics, glass and wood objects, fiber and jewelry by about 150 American artisans.

1169 Duck Road, Duck NC. Call (252) 261-2009 or visit or visit Monday-Saturday, April through December 31st.

4. Silver Bonsai Gallery

Enjoy exploring a wide variety of arts, crafts and jewelry. Look on as On Site Goldsmith’s create unique designs in Sterling, Gold and Platinum. Enjoy their Bonsai Garden as well!

905 Highway 64, Manteo, NC. Call (252) 475-1413 or visit for more information.

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