The Outer Banks Voice – Save the date for The Great Art Heist


Save the date for the great art heist

From History Posted on August 24, 2022

Presented by TowneBank

Mark your calendar for Theft of Great ArtDare Arts fundraising auction, which will open at their Gallery in downtown Manteo on Friday, October 7th.

Theft of Great Art is Dare Arts’ only fundraiser of the year, so our community’s participation is vital to supporting the arts on the Outer Banks,” said Event Chairs Bea Basnight and Gail Midgett. “We hope you will bid in person and online to grab some amazing art and help us meet our 2022 fundraising goal.”

Bidding will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 7 in the Dare Arts Court Gallery, with a special reception, including a live jazz performance. Online bidding at will begin at the same time.

“Many of our generous artists have donated some of their best work to this year’s Art Heist,” said Dare Arts Gallery Manager Tiffany Lindsey. “We expect the offer to be lively and competitive.”

Artists wishing to donate a piece of art or a performing arts experience to The Great Art Heist can email Dare Art Gallery Manager Tiffany Lindsey at [email protected] to coordinate details.

Private viewings of The Great Art Heist will be available throughout October. To schedule a private viewing with a group of friends or for your business, please email Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at [email protected].

Final bids are due by 8pm on Friday 28th October.

TowneBank presents Dare Arts with Check Sponsorship. LR- Taylor Sugg, President of TowneBank Northeastern North Carolina, Event Chairs Bea Basnight and Gail Midgett, Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands and Dare Arts Treasurer Landon Price. (Photo courtesy of Dare Arts)

Thank you to TowneBank for returning as presenting sponsor of The Great Art Heist for the third year in a row.

“TowneBank is honored to once again serve as presenting sponsor for The Great Art Heist in support of Dare Arts on the Outer Banks,” said Taylor Sugg, president of TowneBank Northeastern North Carolina. “This event showcases outstanding local and regional artists and raises funds for Dare Arts. TowneBank is pleased to support the mission of Dare Arts as they work to promote the arts on the Outer Banks.”

Businesses interested in sponsoring The Great Art Heist should contact Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at [email protected].

For more information about the event, please visit or call (252) 473-5558.

Dare Arts 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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