Passionate Producers Exhibit

In February Dare County Arts Council will host the Passionate Producers Exhibit, which will feature the works of local artisans who produce skincare products, coffee, confections, and sea salt at a high level of artistry. The artists at Hollow Daze Surf Designs, Sweater Box Confections, Hatteras Saltworks and Cape Hatteras Coffee are passionate about what they do and take pride in their processes of creating and making.

Curated by Hollow Daze Surf Designs owner Christina Deneka, the Passionate Producers Exhibit is about producing at the next level, beyond made with love, and just short of obsession.

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, February 1, from 6pm-8pm. There will be light hors d'oeuvres and libations and guests will have the opportunity to meet these talented makers and sample some of their goods. The reception is free and open to the public.

Passionate Producers will be on display in our Gallery's vault January 22- February 26, 2019.

Hollow Daze Surf Designs is a family-owned Hatteras Island business established in 2011. They make handcrafted castile soap, skincare and bodycare items using artisanal techniques and ingredients that we can feel good about putting on our bodies.

Sweater Box Confections is owned and operated by Chris Carroll, who loves seeing how her sweet treats bring people together with a common purpose of slowing down and telling stories. Chris tinkered in the kitchen for years compiling confection knowledge and her grandmother’s recipes before she began making confections full-time in 2011.

Hatteras Saltworks is family owned and operated by Brian, Shaena and Declan on Cape Hatteras. Their hand harvested sea salt is made from fresh Atlantic ocean water from Hatteras Island. They slowly evaporate this salt water in custom made solar ovens . The process of solar evaporation they use retains the mineral content of the 100% pure, raw sea salt. 

Established in 2016, Cape Hatteras Coffee Company is located in Avon on Hatteras Island. They roast small batches of coffee to ensure the utmost freshness. Roasting coffee is both science and art and their goal is to roast coffee that tastes great and puts you in a positive mood.

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