Going Local NC is a gallery shop consisting of handmade items from artists all over North Carolina. They host a vast assortment of artisans from fine art to whimsical, from all mediums and inspirations. This collection includes local painters and photographers, of various styles from modern, mixed media, contemporary, abstract, encaustic and fanciful, to fine oils on canvas. Then you have the Zentangle doodlers, with their intricate pen and ink craftings. You’ll also find Wood crafters, Potters, stain-glass and candle makers. If you are into meditation there is artwork, jewelry, stacking stones and essential oils to help bring out your inner chakras. Pamper yourself with sea salt scrubs harvested on the North Carolina Coast, or enjoy some of the many all natural handmade soaps and body butters, lip balms and glosses. “The Dog Pound” is an entire section of the store devoted to your furry family member. There are various styles of jewelry, from traditional styled Argentinian Sterling Silver pieces, brass stamping designers, enamel metal artisans, glass artists, and vintage inspired jewelry designs. In textiles there is boutique children’s clothing, Raleigh inspired t-shirt designs, crochet scarfs, hats, and finger-less gloves, hand painted silk scarves, even some tie dye designs.
Art is something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or expresses important ideas or feelings, it is something you experience, and whether your tastes are classic or modern, elegant or whimsical, you’ll find much to enjoy at Going Local NC. Treat someone special-or yourself-to the gift of local art today.