The Ocracoke Preservation Society (OPS) will hold its annual art auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the Ocracoke Community Center.

The event features submissions from amateur artists from Ocracoke and across the country and is one of the organization’s top fundraisers.

The theme is “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes,” urging artists to interpret their memories, experiences and connections to the island through artistic media.

Online bidding will begin March 5, and entries will be accepted until March 17. The winning bids will be live streamed on OPS’ Facebook page.

“The art auction is always a big draw for locals and visitors alike and raises much-needed funds for our mission,” said OPS Administrator Andrea Powers. “Each piece is inspired by deeply personal memories and experiences here on Ocracoke, from nature to nostalgia. The island means something different to everyone.” 

OPS provides mini canvases for interested artists at every level and encourages a broad range of submissions, not limited to paintings.

For more information about the event and obtaining a canvas, contact OPS at 252-928-7375 or

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