Many Atlanta artists got their start there. Many of them built a name for themselves and moved on, some kept work there because of loyalty to the shop and the customer base in the area. Some artists got so famous the owners didn't even bother hanging their art on the wall, it wouldn't sit in the store long enough to be worth the bother. That's a loyal following.
They took my work when I was just starting to sell it. I met an artist at a show and she recommended the place. She told me I'd get a check every month, it might not be a big one (or it might be) but something would sell. For the most part that was completely true. It felt really, really good to be selling in an actual gallery. It was a tremendous confidence booster for sure.
|Donna Van Gogh's|
It's said that one door never closes without another one opening and I've found that to be true. As we say good-bye to Donna Van Gogh's, we (many local artists) are also preparing for the re-opening of The Collective which had to relocate over a year ago.
The Collective has moved into the cottage, which is an old victorian house that has also moved to be right around the corner from The Krog Street Market in Inman Park. It's a great location and everyone is very excited. The soft opening will be today. I just dropped off some pottery there and it looks fantastic, you should visit soon.
Kaboodle Home, which is a great store in East Atlanta Village will also now be carrying my pottery. I'm really excited about being here too. It is my neighborhood so it feels right on so many levels. I'll be bringing some pots into the store the week after the East Atlanta Strut which is this Saturday, the 27th. Go check it out.
Check out the gallery page - Future Relics Gallery by Lori Buff