First Friday Galleries Tour July 1 with 10 Island Galleries

The First Friday Gallery Tour on July 1 will feature 10 island galleries from Salvo to Hatteras Village, with many galleries offering sales, demonstrations, food and drink, and more.

The one-day affair is wide open to the public, and visitors can drop into any of the participating island galleries to explore what each monument has to offer at their leisure.

A detailed list of each of the participating galleries can be found below.

Pea Island Art Gallery, 27766 Hwy 12, Salvo – Stop by and enjoy the vast amount of creativity that this wonderful gallery presents. Located in a historic replica of the 1874 Chicamacomico Lifeboat Station, this gallery represents over 85 local and regional artists and artisans. Stop and marvel at the beauty of fine arts and crafts, and have fun!
Hours: 10-5 252-987-2879

Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, 40462 North End Rd, Avon – ARTIST DEMOS
Resident potters at this working pottery workshop will demonstrate wheel and hand pottery methods throughout the day. Have fun watching Antoinette and Ruth transform a piece of clay into a cup, bowl or other functional object using the potter’s wheel.
10-5 hours @kinnakeetclay, www.kinnakeetclay.com

Studio 12, 41008 Hwy 12, Avon – CLASS: PAINT YOUR OWN POTTERY
-Stop on Friday (or any day!) and paint your own pottery! A great activity for ALL AGES! Glass fusion and mosaic panel projects are also available throughout the week. Call the studio to see which class would be the best fit for you and/or your family! (Also ask about their weekly yoga class!) * Pottery painting projects will need to be picked up the next day.
Hours 9-3 252-995-7899

Swell Art: Gallery + Gifts, 46854 NC 12, Buxton – TRUNK SHOW, FOOD & DRINK, SALE
-Gallery Tour Special SALE – Mention Gallery Tour at checkout and receive 20% off all gallery-owned inventory (anything not returnable – that’s 90% off their inventory!)
-Stop and visit Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer and photojournalist Don Bowers from 12-4. Be the first to see what he’s working on in 2022.
-Rodanthe artist, Leigh Gardner, will be on hand from 2-5 p.m. to show and sell her beautiful hand-embroidered jewelry, wrist bags, anklets and more.
– Wines and cheeses and other delicacies will be served from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hours: 11-7 heythere@swellartgallery.com

Empty Nest Studio, 52193 Cardinal St & NC 12, Frisco – MEET THE ARTIST / DEMOS
-Meet the main artist of this fine jewelry studio, Crystal Blackmon. She will demonstrate yarn wrapping on beach glass at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
-Kaitlynd Blackmon will also be on hand to make bronze sharktooth earrings during the day. Don’t miss these enlightening demos.
Hours: 10-5 252-995-5605

Red Drum Pottery & Paintings, 53561 NC 12, Frisco – MEET THE ARTISTS, FREE COFFEE
-Meet the owners/artists, Wes & Rhonda, who have been creating art from clay and paint for 27 years. From Rhonda’s brilliant red drum design to the embossed tiles and embellishments they’re so famous for, there’s so much to see in this special art space.
– Check out Red Drum’s new jewelry line – made in-house by the artists themselves.
– Interested in doing yoga while you’re in town? Wes & Rhonda are both yoga teachers. Visit them at obxcommunityyoga.com to learn more.
-Mention gallery visit during your visit and enjoy a complimentary hot cup of fresh coffee at their on-site cafe on Wes & Rhonda.
Hours: 11-4 252-995-3686

The Blue Lagoon, 53688 NC 12, Frisco – MEET THE ARTIST, FOOD & DRINK, SALE
– Meet local special guest artist, Ashley Tuttle of Sundown Clay and see her fabulous collection of beautiful polymer clay jewelry.
-Special Gallery Tour SALE – Mention Gallery Tour at checkout and receive 10% off all pottery purchases!
-Enjoy samples of Blue Lagoon’s Gourmet Chocolate Collection, Bertie County Peanuts and other refreshments from 2-5pm.
Hours: 11-5 252-986-5065

Family Jewels, 56910 NC 12, Hatteras – MEET THE ARTIST, SALE, FOOD & DRINK
– Meet the main artist and owner, Wendy Sisler, and discover her wonderful collection of handcrafted and locally made jewelry
-Enjoy mimosas and sweet treats from 11 to 3
-Taste delicious treats with Shaena McMahon of Hatteras Saltworks – made with sea salt from the ocean waters along the Hatteras Island coastline. It’s too delicious to miss – be sure to stop by between 12pm and 4pm.
– SPECIAL SALE – mention gallery visit and receive 15% off all pearl jewelry at checkout!
Hours: 10-6 336-782-1115

Blue Pelican Gallery, Gifts & Yarn, 57762 NC 12, Hatteras – TRUNK SHOW, SALE
-A special ephemeral shop for the visit of the gallery will take place on site. Stop and meet some of Hatteras’ local artists.
-All jewelry from shop owner Jenn Johnson is Buy 1 Get 1 Free if you mention gallery visit at checkout!
Hours: 10-6 252-986-2244

SeaWorthy Gallery, 58401 Hwy 12, Hatteras – SALE
-Visit this great gallery and view their extensive collection of North Carolina pottery, jewelry, giftware, and paintings by gallery owner and lead artist, Carole Nunnally.
-Special Gallery Tour SALES offered storewide on select items. Like all offers on this card, this discount is only valid on Friday July 1st.
Hours: 10-5 252-986-6510