Friday, February 18, 2011

Downtown Art Market

This past Saturday, Justin and I got to spend time at one of our favorite places. The Tornado Gallery in Downtown Lubbock. Every second Saturday of the month, they open their doors to local artis
ts, vendors and farmers in the Downtown Art Market (DAM for short). The mix of artists, friends and patrons comes alive and there is always something new to discover.

For instance the fabulous gourd lady herself, Melissa Jones had some of the most intricate and amazing natural woodwork and painted gourds I have ever seen. Not to mention some of her designs are award winning, OOAK pieces of art, that truly are affordable for your home. I even picked up a gourd drum for my father this past Christmas.

Another artist I have gotten the pleasure of getting to know is Krystal with ReMain Eco Design & Consulting. She has some of the most amazing natural, renewable sculptures and design pieces. She uses recyclable material, such as bicycles, driftwood, and farm tools to create her works of art. Its pretty amazing to come across her lighting fixtures and could totally see us outfitting our new home with her unique designs.

Now there is no denying I am pretty much in love with all of Courtney Roper's designs. I got pretty much everyone in my family something from her lovely store "The Dapple Apple" even Justin some fingerless gloves for when we do our open markets. They are steel gray and are very smexy. I love her jewelry designs which always seem to show a piece of her. They are lovely and you should never leave the DAM without stopping by her booth and taking a look at all the new lovelies.

One last mention for the night...
If you havent checked out the new Sandstorm Glassworks in person you are truly missing out on the hottest thing in Lubbock. Sandstorm not only has amazing glass work for your home such as beautiful vases, and wine bottle stoppers....but they also offer workshops on glass blowing. They allow you to come into their studio and make something unique, creative and you. One of these days Justin and I will do their "date" night and make some new memories of our own.

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