The Creative SPOT
Artists', Makers', Poets', and Creative Peoples' Space
Nestled near the beach in downtown Manteo on Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks, The Creative SPOT is a community creativity center designed to spark and cultivate the innovative spirit that lives in all of us. Our desire is to provide a safe space and tools for residents hoping to think, explore, create and organically build a better, more-diverse Manteo. As a supported team of free-thinking individuals, we can ignite enlightenment and growth, along with supporting positive change for our community. We believe in the power of imagination, the potential of all individuals, and the importance of bringing together a collaborative community. While there is plentiful opportunity for artistic exploration and creativity on the Outer Banks, I found a free collaborative location was lacking, so began to create this Manteo-based art and visionary collaboration space where people of all walks of life can have a space for safe expression and inclusion. The space is also used to educate people on Moral Injury and combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, while also providing a venue to use art and creativity as a resiliency and coping tool. The Creative SPOT will be a tremendous addition to this community, while also being a life-changing tool for many people, to include the most at-risk people suffering from PTSD and other Moral Injuries. This place can save lives!