Dare Arts: Newly unveiled brand refresh spotlighted by arts organization – The Coastland Times
With many special milestones this year and a big anniversary coming up, Dare County Arts Council has evolved through a brand refresh to reflect the recent growth of the non-profit organization and is proud to present Dare Arts.
“Our goal was to refresh the organization’s brand identity and then embrace that identity by making it visible and accessible to our residents and visitors,” said Richard Phillips, President of Dare Arts. “We chose Dare Arts as the new name for the organization because it’s bold, easy to remember, and a more accurate representation of what we do. The new logo is a circle to signify the notion of timelessness, the brushstrokes/waves are a nod to the arts and the wonderful place that Dare Arts calls home, and the simple, elegant colors have been chosen so that the logo can be put on amazing artwork to promote our exhibitions, programs, workshops and events. We hope you love Dare Arts as much as we do. As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to enrich the arts in Dare County. »
Over the past 12 months, Dare Arts has opened its new yard, exited virtual pandemic events, hosted the largest Frank Stick Memorial Art Show to date, celebrated the 25th year of the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show and Rock The Cape’s 10th year, expanded First Fridays in downtown Manteo, hosted 21 monthly art exhibits and hired new staff.
As Dare Arts moves forward into 2022, the organization will continue to celebrate more milestones while providing exciting artistic opportunities.
In August, Dare Arts will host the 40th annual Festival of New World Arts and a special residency with artist Charlotte, activist and community leader Rosalia Torres-Weiner. The 11th annual Surfalorus Film Festival will return in September and The Great Art Heist auction will return in October. Dare Arts will commemorate the 10th year of the Outer Banks Veterans Writing Workshop in November. Thanks to a recent grant from Outer Banks Hospital, Dare Arts is expanding its Power of Art program, which serves special groups in need or with limited access to arts programs and education.
“What a special year 2022 is for us,” said Dare Arts executive director Jessica Sands. “I’ve seen this organization grow by leaps and bounds, and the best is yet to come. We’ve been busy looking for ways to provide new and exciting artistic opportunities to all demographics in our community, and Dare Arts is a big part of that. As we look to the future, planning is already underway for our 50th anniversary.
Dare Arts will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2025.
For more information, visit DareArts.org or call 252-473-5558.
Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity.
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