Are you ready to check out Outer Banks Arts and Crafts that are a perfect addition to your next beach vacation? Our area offers many choices to pursue your creative side while spending time with friends, family, and kids at the same time. If you’re a seasoned crafter, you will find unique items and supplies for hobbies you already enjoy. There is bound to be lots of laughter and memories made along the way at a painting party or whatever creative activity you choose!


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Outer Banks Art Classes

Deja New!
An energetic, creative space hosting 10+ art classes weekly (Thur-Sat)! Discover your inner artist when creating a masterpiece in either Mixed Media Art or by Art Journaling. Also find fun furniture and other decorative items in this unique shop. (252) 202-4669; Address: 3701 North Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC

KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios
Summer art classes and workshops in painting, drawing, and collage for children, teens and tweens from late June through mid-August. To register: (252) 441-9888: Address: 502 South Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC

AR Workshops

Located in Kill Devil Hills, this art studio offers workshops, youth camps, and private parties & events. The selection of creative projects for you to choose from includes textiles, fiber art, painting, sign making, candle making, knitting, tie dye and, and more. View their calendar to see classes & workshops on offer during your visit. This is a perfect was to enjoy Outer Banks arts and crafts. (252) 656-6694 Address: 3105 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC


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Outer Banks Art Galleries & Shops

KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios

The KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios features a wide selection of local artist works in multiple medias. See above for contact information.

Absolutely Outer Banks

Find the work of local artists with a full collection of handcrafted items and local art, including textiles, soaps, paintings, woodwork, furniture jewelry, and more. They have a nice selection of preserves, butters, spices, and salsas from the exclusive Coastal Cupboard. (252) 255-1606 Address: 3708 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC


Outer Banks Crafty Activities

Cloud Nine – A Creative Emporium
Not just a bead store, this emporium has a vast assortment of bead findings, jewelry-making supplies, along with sea glass and sterling silver jewelry. A beach glass wire-wrapping class is offered several times per week during the in-season; private classes can be arranged for individuals or groups. (252) 441-2992; Address: 3022 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC

Knitting Addiction
Known as a “yarn junkie’s paradise” offering a large selection of high-quality fiber and yarn including hand-dyed Ellyn Cooper yarns, patterns, instruction, and knitting supplies plus free advice for rookie knitters. (252) 255-5648; Address: 3708 North Croatan Hwy, #2, Kitty Hawk, NC

Shoreline Handwerks
A must-stop shop for quilters with many beach and ocean-themed fabrics including the exclusive OBX Fabric Map, plus patterns, notions, quilting and sewing classes. (252) 473-2271; Address: 4250 Maritime Woods Drive, Manteo, NC

Yarn & More
Yarn and all types of crochet, knitting and needlework supplies are stocked and lessons in how to crochet or knit are available. (252) 715-2244; Address: 4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC


What are you waiting for? Make Outer Banks arts and crafts a parts of your family vacation tradition. It also makes a lovely addition to a couples getaway or a girlfriends getaway.