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Homegrown Premieres June 11

The inaugural collaborative fashion event Homegrown, presented by PNC Bank, will be held at the Dare County Head Start Center in Manteo at 6 p.m. on Fri., June 11. The event is co-hosted by Dare County Arts Council and Long Way Home.

Inspired by some of Dare County’s most unique creatives, Homegrown will feature a runway fashion show; an artisan market; and live music by Zack Mexico, Holden McOwen and Tshombe Selby.

“The Outer Banks is home to a vibrant, diverse community of artists who bring their unique perspectives to create output that is distinctively local for all to enjoy,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Eastern Carolinas. “Celebrating community talent and pride is central to who we are at PNC, and we look forward to helping bring this showcase event to Dare County.”

Mom’s Sweet Shop, KIIIND, Ruckus, CCM Workshop, Wescott, Made by Jinx, Amiligoisili, Indecent Supply Company, and Local As It Gets will be debuting new fashion and designs that embody the Outer Banks’ culture at the runway show.

“Homegrown is bringing together a group of individuals who love what they do, locally,” said Local As It Gets designers Riley and Kelly Shelton. “Local As It Gets is a diverse mix of rich heritage, lifestyles, and livelihoods. We blend style and comfort with sustainability, creating a fashionable brand anyone can wear. Supporting local is what we do, loving local is who we are!”

The family-friendly event is free, but guests can purchase VIP tickets to the runway show, online here. VIP tickets are limited.

Homegrown also will include live art, a bike and car show by Garage Boys Racing, the Fork’et Me Not food truck, and the team from Breaking Through Task Force. Donations collected at the event support the Breaking Through Task Force, Dare County's coalition to address stigma and other barriers for those who seek help for mental health or substance use issues.

This project is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, and supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For more information about Homegrown, click here.

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