Forget Hawaii and California - on the East Coast, the best place for surf is on the Outer Banks, and this region is renowned as one of the best surfing destinations from New York to Florida. Surfers from all over the country and the world flock to the Outer Banks for the annual ESA tournament, or just after a storm swell, to paddle out to the Atlantic and enjoy some of the best waves on the coast.
Works by local artists in every medium are available to purchase at this wonderful art gallery, but there are also historic offerings like authentic Thomas Nast wood engravings, Civil War-era maps and surveys and old Outer Banks charts. Located in an old cottage across from the beach, every room in this gallery is a feast for the eyes. As soon as you enter, you’re inundated with images of the Outer Banks: pelicans, sand fences, ocean waves, sea grass and sunsets. Gorgeous nature photographs taken by gallery owner Eve Turek , tastefully framed, line one wall, but prints are also for sale. Images by other Outer Banks photographers can be seen throughout the multiple rooms, and artwork ---- acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil and ink, collages, even aluminum ---- is offered in many styles and subjects. Children’s books by local author Suzanne Tate are also sold here. Custom framing and matting is available in a building behind the gallery.