May 2, 2016

Dare County Arts Council is topic of
'To the Point' radio interview....WITH AUDIO

The Dare County Arts Council was the topic of the newest edition of "To the Point," the Radio Hatteras interview show, hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan.

The guest for the evening's interview was Chris Sawin, executive director of the Dare County Arts Council, whose galleries and offices are located in the historic Dare County Courthouse in downtown Manteo.

Among other things, Sawin discussed the council's role in the arts community and how it aims to be more relevant to Hatteras Island artists and galleries.

Sawin also makes the point that although the Arts Council was founded in 1975 to bring the symphony to Dare County, its role now is to encourage and nurture all forms of creative endeavors -- from visual artists and craftspeople to musicians to culinary artists and folks who practice the healing arts.

He also discusses many of the events the Arts Council has been or hopes to be involved with on Hatteras.

To listen to the interview, scroll down to the "To the Point" logo and click on the arrow.

"To the Point" airs on the island's community radio station, FM 101.5 , at 5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month. It is repeated on the second and fourth Sunday. Those who don't live on Hatteras can listen to the show on Sundays through live streaming at


Radio Hatteras is Hatteras Island's community, non-profit radio station and depends on grants, memberships, and underwriting.

It broadcasts around the clock with news -- including such things as surfing and fishing reports -- community announcements, music, and special programs. The station is also now streamed live. To listen, go to

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Radio Hatteras memberships are $50 for a family, $25 for an individual and $10 for a student. Mail memberships and other contributions to Radio Hatteras, P.O. Box 339, Frisco, NC 27936.

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