For many years Ocracoke Island has been a magnet for artists, musicians and writers. In 2008 I published an Ocracoke Newsletter about an early attempt to create what islanders referred to as an "Artists Colony" in the village.
In 1940 and 1941 a small group of creative folks arrived on Ocracoke to participate in the "Island Workshop For Artists and Writers." Because of World War II and its impact on Ocracoke the Workshop was not resumed in 1942.
You can read my article about the Artists Colony here:
http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112908.htm. This is a fascinating chapter of island history.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of
the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can
read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.