Hatteras Island Guild’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Show promises book signings and more this weekend – OBX Today

Hatteras Island Guild’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Show promises book signings and more this weekend - OBX Today

Keeper James and Miz Linda will be participants this year at the Hatteras Island Guild’s annual Holiday Art and Craft Show. The very popular two-date event is this Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving! The show is open from 10 to 3 at the Buxton Secondary School on Hwy 12!

“We attended last year just to see the event. We were blown away! A fantastic array of arts, crafts, interesting and unusual art products and lots of wonderful people!” said Keeper James. 

“As a local author, I didn’t know if a book would be considered as ‘arts & crafts,’ so I asked the Guild. We just got invited to participate. I will be in my United States Life-Saving Service Station Keeper’s full-dress uniform. I will be signing and personalizing my now best-selling book, Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Globe Pequot Press.” 

The book is mostly about the little-known United States Life-Saving Service, one of America’s least-known yet most inspirational aspect in all of its storied history. During their 44-year history, nationwide, using no more than small, open, wooden boats and cork life belts, often in violent and dangerous storms, they responded to over 178,000 lives in peril from shipwrecks…of which they saved, OVER 177,000… one survivor at a time; yet, somehow, America forgot these peaceful heroes. In 1915, the United States Life-Saving Service merged with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and was renamed the United States Coast Guard.

“Get started on your Christmas shopping at the annual Holiday Show. Talented artists and craftspeople from around the region will showcase their work, much of which has been inspired by the raw beauty of the Outer Banks. Shop for paintings, quilts, books, prints, jewelry, soaps, ceramics, woodwork crafts, sea salt, textiles and more at this two-day Hatteras Island annual event,” is a quote from Outer Banks This Week.

And they are 100% correct! “I have been surprised at so many of our earlier book signings how many people did, in fact, buy multiple copies as Christmas gifts, so we are ready,” said James. “We are really looking forward to being there. It is a mega-fun and interesting event!”

See https://www.facebook.com/HIACGUILD/ for more information and great photos.