Wedding Expo & Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Part of Winter Excitement

The 41st Annual Frank Stick Art Show will feature some of the finest of Outer Banks artists.
The 41st Annual Frank Stick Art Show will feature some of the finest of Outer Banks artists.

Something that always seems surprising about the Outer Banks in January is how much there is to do. It’s not like it’s the middle of summer, but there are still events and happenings worth checking out.

We had mentioned the Outer Banks Wedding Expo coming up Saturday and Sunday this weekend. For couples who are planning on getting married or thinking about getting married, the Expo is a must see part of the Outer Banks experience.

We’ll also add that the Outer Banks has become more than a wedding destination—although we do that very well. This is a great place to hold a special event…family reunions, seminars and business retreats. Our Brindley Beach Vacation event specialists are experts in their field.

Although the Wedding Expo focusses on weddings, it is also a great time to explore the event options that are available.

The next weekend is another of the events that have come to mean so much to the Outer Banks community—the 41st Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.

The opening reception will be Sunday, January 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo. The show will run through February 26.

The show was created to commemorate the artwork of Frank Stick, often considered the preeminent illustrator of camping and outdoor magazines from 1910-1930. An extraordinary artist, Stick was also an ardent conservationist, leading the charge to create Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Frank Stick, followed by his son, David, were longtime residents of the Outer Banks.

This year’s show will be particularly poignant. Glenn Eure, who created the concept of the show and hosted it at his Ghost Fleet Gallery until 2017 passed away in September of last year.

 Glenn’s impact on the art community and the Outer Banks community in general was profound and far reaching. That he will not be a part of the show this year is sad, yet its ongoing success is a remarkable testament to his legacy.

The show is a non-juried show, meaning all artists can submit their work and it will be displayed. Because of that, it has been a powerful way for younger artists to become known.

The show this year will be judged by Glenn’s wife, Pat. The top prize is the Eure Best in Show Award.