Hello fellow makers,
We are so pleased and proud to invite you to a new venture. It is based on the feeling that there was a gap that begged to be addressed. We see so many great local artists making the most amazing things week after week and hauling them around to the local area outdoor shows. We know because we’re usually right there alongside you. We all feel the exhaustion of the effort, the incredibly unrelenting Texas heat (and chill!), and we all have yearned for a place we can put down some roots and let our items sing.
So we’re making it happen.
We are starting with a few tangible ‘luxuries’ such as selling your beautiful handmade wares in a climate controlled with shop with good lighting and helpful friendly sales staff (that knows you!) which remains open during most days of the week (not just one Saturday a month). To that we add teaching and learning through human-to-human classes and workshops; creating hype and activity with trunk shows, parties, openings, gatherings, ‘flash mob’ events, and cross-promotions with fellow area stores and schools; and most of all, making new friends and connections with fellow artists, local neighbors, and the greater Dallas community using the old fashioned method of face to face greetings in a modern, clean place with cool décor, great music, and complimentary beverages!
We are so inspired by the people we have met at the local shows; from White Rock Local Market to Deep Ellum, the Design District Market, the Dallas Flea; and the holiday school shows as well, notably Hexter, Sanger, Jesuit, and others. So many true friendships have been forged, so many connections made. It’s in this cooperative spirit of giving and supporting that we have entered into this concept. We truly hope we are able to be the great support to them that we’ve been looking for in East Dallas – a place that truly exists for the purpose of local, handmade, and dare I say it – keeping it funky.
So it’s with gleeful heart that I invite you to become a part of this thing we’re doing. It’s not a store, it’s not a studio, it’s an adventure.