Did you join us last Spring for Arts Walk? If so, you probably got a glimpse of the twists and tweeks of artist, Colleen Cotey‘s sculpted wire animals. Cotey is a natural at capturing the essence of the wide range of the subjects for pieces she creates, including “Lonesome George”, the last Pinta Island Tortoise. [...]
Seems like everyone has something to say these days. Why not make a statement without saying a word? We just received dozens of these fun, cute and quirky little buttons that will allow you to do just that. Whatever you’re into, there’s no doubt a button for it. Darling critters, flowers, outer space, boats, bikes, [...]
We have been admiring the familiar landmarks and local imagery etched into copper by Olympia artist, Shelley Carr for years. Now, Tacoma General Hospital has an incredible new installation recently completed by Carr, that has been months in the making.
Eight copper “quilts”, depicting everyday life in Tacoma, now wrap two large columns [...]
As you are strolling Olympia’s boardwalk toward Farmer’s Market, or driving down State Street and nearing the 4th Avenue, have you ever caught a glimpse of the revolving selection of public art? Ever wonder why a sculpture was up for months, suddenly gone, then mysteriously replaced by something new? Well, the answer is, the
With Harbor Days and Sand in the City approaching, it’s time to switch things up for a mid-Summer show. This latest show, running now through August 31st, will feature encaustic paintings, raku ceramics, watercolors and serigraphs from regional artists.
Framed into Sherry Buckner‘s serigraphs, are some of our favorite small wonders [...]
Remember how cool it was looking through a kaleidoscope for the first time? Well, it’s still cool and the kaleidoscopes and teleidoscopes we carry are all grown up. Amazingly sharp optics and beautiful hand turned and inlayed wood exteriors make them classy enough to display alongside your other artwork. Keep one on the office desk [...]
Do you know a crazy cat lady? Maybe that’s you! Even if you don’t own a cat, (or do they own us?), you can’t help but chuckle when you look at these grin inspiring pieces from Cynthia Jenkins. Her kooky kittys are all over her mugs, plates, bowls, tiles & spoon rests. Cute enough to [...]
Meet Olympia oil painter, Cal Capener, Saturday, July 19th from 1-3 at Childhood’s End Gallery. Cal is part of our current exhibit that runs through July 27th. View Capener’s paintings and learn more about his technique and subject matter, as well as the inspiration that keeps him producing new work.
Can you think of anybody who doesn’t like hummingbirds? We certainly haven’t met any! Keep those sweet little guys around by hanging up or adding a new hummingbird feeder. Our colorful feeders are one of a kind, each hand blown by Glass Eye Studio in Seattle. The swirling rainbows of color are so pretty you [...]
What better way to celebrate this great country’s birthday than by supporting American artists and craft people. Be proud and boast your independence from imported, plastic party supplies and serve your potluck recipe from a beautiful, handmade bowl or platter. Everybody will want to try the dish you brought (even if you just popped into the [...]