Located in downtown Manteo, Water Street Studio is a working studio for visual artist Fay Davis Edwards. Classes and workshops are scheduled monthly in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media. All levels of experience are welcome to immerse yourself in this supportive, creative environment. 

Working with talented instructors, we will help you realize your own artistic style by fostering your native creativity and curiosity into a body of work that is uniquely yours. We'll provide you with the skills, you craft it as  your own.


In addition to workshop and studio space, there is a gallery featuring contemporary art. Among the artists showing are Hilda Bayliss, bellmae, Fay Davis Edwards, Pauline Davis, Scott Davis, Cody Dough, Jacqueline Patrick, Rayelynn Johnson-Taylor, Denise Thomas, and Christine Wheatley. You will find a great selection of paintings, photography, pottery, fiber art, window ornaments, sculpture, handmade cards, jewelry, apothicarial potions, and wood design.

Water Street Studio is a gathering space for artists and art lovers. Stop in to play guitar, make some art, check out different exhibitions, or simply to visit. All critters are welcome! You can hang out with the neighborhood cats while you're here.