The Chicamacomico Historical Association and Dare County Arts Council is co-hosting an art exhibit at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo throughout the month of August to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous 1918 Mirlo rescue.
As part of its efforts to restore the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, CHA has carefully replaced and preserved older cedar shakes that were salvaged from the 1911 station in recent years. Artists from all across the Outer Banks were recently invited to use the shakes from the station, and transform them into unique works of art.
The resulting painted shakes are part of a 100-piece art exhibit that first debuted on August 3, 2018. On Monday night, August 13, DCAC and CHA will host a special Opening Reception for artists and buyers to celebrate the Mirlo anniversary, and to allow visitors to meet and greet with the contributing artists in the project. The reception on Monday night is open to the public, and begins at 6 p.m. at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo.
Visitors who are unable to make the Monday night reception can also view the exhibit at their leisure, which will be available to the public until August 25, 2018. The 100 shakes are also available to purchase at the DCAC Gallery.