Visitors to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will simultaneously be visiting the gorgeous Cape Hatteras National Seashore. One of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, the National Seashore stretches across 70 miles of shoreline, encompassing seven villages on Hatteras Island, and providing visitors with miles of undisturbed, scenic beaches as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.
Themed on recycled and repurposed materials, Seagreen Gallery is one of the newest and most innovative art establishments on the Outer Banks. This is a great place to find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone who has everything.
Located on the Beach Road in a building that had formerly housed an old dance hall, the gallery is a large room filled with one colorful surprise after another: items decorated cleverly with vintage buttons; jewelry made from local seaglass or recycled glass from Africa; bracelets made from acai berries; baskets made from South African Zulu telephone wire; candle holders made from driftwood; vintage silk kimonos; handbags created with re-used fabric; old vinyl records and hub caps made into clocks; letters cut from license plates recycled into cool plaques, “IMAGINE” AND “EXPLORE,” rugs made from recycled fishing line from Alaska. There are also antique furniture pieces that add to a fascinating and exciting mix of merchandise in the store, which opened in October 2011.
Many of them are items that were rescued from attics of locals. For example, a table from the old Carolinian Hotel in Nags Head was offered for sale, and wall hangings and table art were recrafted from old yard and kitchen tools. The store also features work from local artisans and photographers, including prints from stellar Nags Head photographer Ray Matthews. More information about the shop can be found on Facebook.