Another question I received recently was about our new island organization, Ocracoke Alive, sponsor of our off-season Artists Film Series, which I mentioned about a week ago.
Although Ocracoke Alive is a new organization, it was formed to provide an "umbrella" for a number of on-going and established cultural events...and to provide encouragement for new ventures.
The mission statement of Ocracoke Alive, Inc. is "to enrich the Ocracoke Island community by encouraging and sponsoring cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities including the production of plays, musicals, musical events, exhibits, schools, workshops, and festivals."
For several years the Ocracoke Preservation Society has graciously sponsored the June OcraFolk Festival and the October OcraFolk School. Desiring to branch out, but not wanting to burden OPS with sponsorship of more artistic events, a group of people formed Ocracoke Alive. As a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization it hopes to sponsor more events, and to encourage more island artists, musicians, and educators to partner together to bring artistic and cultural events to our island community.
You can learn more about Ocracoke Alive here: http://www.ocracokealive.org/,
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the marine hospital on Portsmouth Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082111.htm.