Well, we did it. ARTifacts: an arts & antiques emporium is open for business.
Kendall and the vendors have been working double time to get it open. We are almost at max capacity with vendors, but several have yet to set-up due to scheduling conflicts. (This is what we call a "soft opening;" you don't make a lot of noise about it until you've got it running smoothly!)
We enjoyed a great ArtWalk last night. I hope the vendors were as pleased as Kendall and I were. We had the usual amount of chaos--a broken, apparently 50 gallon, punch bowl on the third floor, which ended-up on the second floor ) just the punch, thank goodness for small favors. We had a lot of lookers and a lot of shoppers!
The space has something for everyone--fine arts, country antiques, original jewelry designs, candles, primitives, shabby chic, farmhouse chic and original wood creations.
We're planning a Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 20th. An opportunity to say thanks for all of your encouragement and "look at what we did!"
I'll turn-over the majority of the blogging to Kendall and the vendors. They'll have up-to-date info about the shop, new arrivals and ideas you can use.
I hope you get a lot of our efforts--please share your ideas with us!