Howe Outrageous Fine Arts & Crafts is a fun and funky art gallery and gift shop that’s an easy-to-reach destination for visitors who are strolling through this historic downtown streets. Located in a cute and coastal-looking cottage, and easy to spot along central Howe Street, this gallery hosts a world of local and regional artists in one modest-sized but completely eye-popping space.
More than two dozen artists can be represented in the gallery at any given time, and most of the artists live, work, and play in the Cape Fear region, while a small selection hail from other parts of the Carolinas. As a result, the majority of works on display have a distinctive touch of coastal inspiration, from cool stained glass pieces in seaworthy hues of blue and green, to beautiful drawings and watercolors of the local historic neighborhoods. Patrons will find a variety of mediums represented as well, including jewelry, “Junky” art, prints, paintings, mosaic glass, photography, tile, pottery, woodwork, and much, much more. With a fun atmosphere that’s perfect for lingering and looking around, as well as a range of special events throughout the year, Howe Outrageous Fine Arts & Crafts is a haven for artists and art lovers alike.