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Southern Grown Marketplace presented by Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Spend the day at the Southern Grown Marketplace & Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) right at Sea Island. Celebrate wildlife and nature through fine art, education, sport and of course, food & drink. Take a stroll and peruse dozens of unique Southern artisans and purveyors.


  • ANCESSERIE LETTERPRESS
    Ancesserie Letterpress creates elegant and rustic stationery and invitations in Edgefield, SC.
    Modern stationery and invitations are hand-crafted from the 19th newspaper plates used by our six-generation family newspaper, The Edgefield Advertiser. Our stationery and invitations are hand-crafted in the USA on the finest American paper stock.
  • Brackish Bowties
    Brackish is comprised of a team of artisans in the heart of Charleston who handcraft all-natural, sustainably sourced feather bow ties and accessories.
    Inspired by the rare beauty of the south, the pieces they offer are nothing short of wearable works of art. Respectfully repurposing the beauty of nature continues to be the company's goal, while always striving to innovate. Brackish's avant-garde style juxtaposed with the regard for natural elements appeals to both outdoorsmen and fashion enthusiasts alike.
  • Casuarina Jewelry
    A Lowcountry native, designer Harriet Royall Gilmore grew up on Charleston Harbor in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
  • Laura Duke Fine Art
    After a successful career in real estate, Laura Duke returned to painting full time in 2014.
    Laura finds great inspiration in the colorful lens in which she views the world. Her appreciation for color is realized through the layers of paint that precisely detail her female-inspired figurative works. Duke’s landscapes, a series inspired from memories growing up alongside the banks of the Savannah River perfectly capture the very magic of iconic Southern sunsets and water scenes. Laura finds great satisfaction in the process of taking a memory, moment or idea and turning it into something lasting and timeless through her artwork. 
  • HookNHide
    HookNHide is a belt buckle- bottle opener designed in Charleston, South Carolina.
    We are committed to expressing the beauty of wildlife through artistic belt buckles for men and women. Every buckle is hand made of silver, gold, and brass and numbered numerically by lineage. Our leather straps are made from Horween Top Grain leather and can be worn in both formal or casual dress.
  • Mark Lexton
    Exposed to his family's rich heritage in the jewelry business, Lex Matthews inherited the passion, artistry and work ethic that defines all exceptional goldsmiths.
    Veins coursing with precious metals, the third-generation goldsmith began absorbing the tools of the trade at a tender age. A skilled watchmaker, his grandfather was the proprietor of a jewelry store in Lake City, South Carolina, laying the ground work for Lex's father to operate his own store in nearby Florence.  Cherishing his familial heritage, Lex continues to draw upon and refine the traditional techniques he acquired as a young boy.
  • Tom Beckbe
    We wade hardwood bottoms, roam pine hills, and climb limestone ridges.
    Tradition guides our journey and the gear we carry. We rely on classic design and rugged materials to withstand time and the elements.
  • Ben & Lael
    Inspired by nature and my time hiking the Appalachian Trail, I make functional & timeless metal art from copper and silver using the traditional metalsmithing techniques of hammering, raising, and chasing by hand.
    I use the purest available metals & naturally-shed antler, all sourced in the USA.
  • Brooks Studio
    Nationally acclaimed wildlife artist and the 2009 SEWE Featured Artist, Thomas Brooks returns for his 12th year.
    His honors and accomplishments, while too vast to name, range from repeat winner of the Florida Wild Turkey Conservation Stamp Competition and Florida NWTF artist of the year to being commissioned to create an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree. Brooks is a self taught artist who composes his work in such a way as to portray the inner essence of the subject.
  • C. Ford Riley
    C. Ford Riley’s paintings, rich in detail and dramatic in color, reflect a deeply personal relationship with nature.
    One of the premiere southern habitat painters of his generation, he is also an ardent sportsman and conservationist who rallies on behalf of Florida wildlife and habitat threatened by excessive development. Praised as the “Audubon of the 1980′s”, Ford’s paintings work because he paints what he knows.
  • Grady Ervin
    Classic clothiers to gentlemen.
  • Jane Ingols
    I am mostly inspired by the beauty of the wildlife and landscapes of the Southeast.
    I hope to create work that feels original and versatile. My aim is to produce paintings with a quiet, tranquil atmosphere using gentle light. Capturing the essence of birds and other animals we are familiar with is foremost. Wildlife paintings are given a more contemporary feel by placing them in a portrait like setting. After several years as a successful decorative artist in Atlanta and the southeastern United States, my focus has become fine art. I am currently working in acrylic and mixed media on canvas and paper. The joy of gathering inspiration, working in my studio and developing as an artist continue to give me enormous satisfaction.
  • Meador's Inc.
    Based in Charleston, SC, Meadors, Inc. has been working for over thirty years focusing on historic preservation, design, and construction. 
    Our new product line is inspired by our company as we reimagined materials we use every day in preservation and architectural design and transformed them into striking, yet versatile serving boards that embody the art of entertaining in the south.  The collection exudes warmth and style using high-quality materials with soul that can be passed down to generations to come.  Copper and walnut are naturally beautiful, antimicrobial, and sustainable.
  • BLAISE LAREAU CARVINGS
    Blaise has been carving birds of the South for 35 years.
    Self-taught, Blaise carves the birds of the coast that he has always loved. Egrets and Herons are favorites, due their simplistic beauty and elegance. Bitterns, pelicans, crows, egrets, and all the smaller shore birds have been carved.
  • Caroline's Cakes
    For more than 10-years, we have been introducing the fabulous tastes of traditional southern cakes to the world.
    Our 7-Layer Caramel Cake continues to be our number one seller with a huge following nationwide. The 7-Layer Southern Chocolate Cake is a strong second and we have been very busy shipping our line of Birthday Cakes all across the country in celebration of your special days!
  • Christina Jervey Jewelry
    Christina Jervey is a low country metalsmith whose unique style is shown in each of her works. 
    Intrigued by organic, imperfect beauty, she uses ancient metalsmithing techniques to create timeless treasures.  Drawing inspiration from nature, Christina works in brass, sterling silver, and 14k gold. Christina studied metalsmithing at Penland School of Craft and The New Approach School for Jewelers. Her work has received national acclaim and has been featured in publications including Garden and Gun, Southern Living, InStyle, Redbook, Lucky, and more. She is currently working a line of fine jewelry and continues to focus on custom designs and one of kind work.
  • Hook + Gaff
    Hook + Gaff Watch Company was founded out of necessity.
    In the field or on the water, the watches we wore felt too clunky. Aesthetically, they weren’t nice enough for a night on the town. The lighter styles we tried could not withstand the abuse of our offshore fishing trips. Outdoorsmen and gentlemen are often one and the same, but no watch was suited to our rugged yet refined lifestyle. So we took it upon ourselves to forge something strong enough for our sporting adventures yet styled to exude a classic aesthetic. Hand-assembled by expert watchmakers in the Carolinas, each Hook + Gaff timepiece is meticulously manufactured to be reliable in the most adverse conditions.
  • Kingfisher Leatherworks
    The Kingfisher story began with a father and son on a dove field in South Georgia. For these two, the morning was not about bringing home the limit. Rather, it was about passing on the tradition of fellowship, sportsmanship, responsibility, and skill.
    Many of us have had such mornings, but that morning was my first bird hunt, and that boy was me. Kingfisher began out of this love for the outdoors and the pursuit of better products for its enjoyment. During my time shooting competition Trap and Skeet, I designed and crafted the first Wingshooter’s Cartridge Bag to solve the swinging, sagging, brush snagging nature of conventional shell bags. The design was soon commissioned by fellow sportsmen, and Kingfisher Leatherworks was established. Over the past few years, I developed additional gear made to endure the sporting life, handcrafted in the USA with the finest full grain American tanned leather. Each product proudly bears my personal mark, the "Double K", as my signature of approval.
  • Norton + Hodges
    Norton + Hodges is a Charleston based company specializing in couture accessories- one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art that marry the style and spirit of the South with the majestic wilds of Africa.
    From handbags and jewelry to the newest line of fur collars and torques, each piece in the Norton + Hodges collection is designed to inspire our clients to live boldly and feel beautiful.