For almost four hours last Friday, the region's finest packed into a gorgeous new storefront on South Lincoln to celebrate a new way for Spokanites to support local artists at Terrain/Window Dressing's brand new POP UP SHOP.
Local DJ crew Twin Towers brought the heat and beer donated from Steam Plant Brewery Co. kept everyone smiling even as things got a little tight inside the grand opening party and hundreds of people packed the space all night browsing, building community and, most importantly, buying a bunch of awesome work from amazing local artists and makers. It was a blast!
If you missed Friday, fear not! Pop Up Shop is open every week!
POP UP SHOP
159 S. Lincoln (Steam Plant Square)
Open every week Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
The shop features 20 local artisans, many who have gone through the Creative Enterprise Program and others who are alumni of Bazaar or Terrain. The Pop Up Shop is another way that Terrain and our Window Dressing Program supports local artists and artisans on their business journey.
What could be better than locally made products? NOTHING! Except for the fact that proceeds from the shop support the featured artists and help Terrain sustain its mission of supporting artists and artisans across the Inland Northwest through our events and programs! What could be better than that? NOTHING (for real this time)!
Check out the photos below then scroll down to read about all the lovely makers that are featured in the store. We won't blame you for making a shopping list!
Check out this list of AMAZING local makers featured in the Shop:
- Kani Botanicals: Kani is a labor of love from Stephanie Guerra. She was inspired to create a vegan cruelty-free beauty movement that celebrates real girls, in real life. Kani is about creating awesome products that are safe, non-toxic, organic and highly effective for effortlessly gorgeous skin that emphasizes your unique beauty. Each product is created with special consideration for sensitive skin and in keeping with understandable ingredients and compositions. We see our products as food for the face and body, so they should be as discriminating as the food we eat. Our low-volume batches are handmade with lots of love here in Spokane, Washington.
- Jensen Handcrafted: I’ve always been drawn to handmade quality goods and such items have always piqued my interest for as long as I can remember. There is just something special about an item made by hand. For the maker, it is an investment of both time and talent. I watched my Uncle and Grandfather, hardworking, humble and incredibly talented men, and learned a great deal from both. Jensen Handcrafted was born out of both desire and urgency. A desire to provide for my family and a bit of urgency to do so. Our youngest was diagnosed with Leukemia at 2-1/2 years old. Thank God, after nearly 3 years of treatment, she is a thriving young lady.
- Black Sheep Paper Co.: Black Sheep Paper Co. is a line of paper goods & things, full of quirky hand-lettering illustrations & designs. The line was created by Amanda Johnson & Brittany Stodgell in 2014 while sipping copious cups of coffee and sharing an unfathomable amount of laughs. Brittany and Amanda strongly believe in the art of making other happy and sharing life’s moments through a personal handwritten note, card, or gift. They’re delighted to help others spread joy and laughter with Blacksheep Paper Co.
- Mimosa Floral Design: Mimosa Floral Design is a studio florist based in Spokane, Washington. Operated by Erica Williamson, Certified Floral Designer, her love of flowers encourages her to utilize local flora and create beautiful bouquets and installations. Mimosa specializes in weddings, events, and flower subscriptions. Our inspiration comes from the seasons and their fleeting beauty, while our floral designs are wild, lively and full of texture.
- Sarita Star Designs: Specializing in handcrafted artisan leather goods. Sarita draws on her experience growing up in the American Southwest to inspire designs that reflect both modern and classic lines. Her interests and designs have changed over time, but her passion for leatherwork has currently taken hold as the primary means of expression. Sarita now calls Spokane, Washington home, residing on a small farm with her three young children.
- Staggs & Staggs Sign Co. & Lexi Lou Jewels: Staggs & Staggs is a husband and wife duo (with the occasional assistance from our 5 year old). Eric, a full-time firefighter and part-time boat builder, and Alycia, our in-house design goddess and the proprietor of Lexi Lou Jewels. With a focus on local and American made, we work very hard to identify products domestically sourced. As often as possible, we also like to locate post-consumer, salvaged, or found items for our projects.
- Destroy Susan: Destroy Susan is Susan Webber. She likes to paint, draw, sculpt, sew, screen print, etch, carve, and doodle. That is, when she has time for it. A single mom of 3, full time IBCLC for WIC, art curator for a local restaurant, and teacher of art therapy classes, she keeps life full and interesting. Her work is inspired by the people around her, an equal love of finding beauty in darkness, and being a woman. She was born in Korea, but has been a nearly life-long resident of Spokane and proud of it.
- Burgleteens: Local artist Zach Grassi has no shortage of creative talent and imagination. One minute he is designing his own coloring book and the other he is making plush monsters on the sewing machine. His output of curious oddities and imaginative knick-knacks seems fueled by an upbringing of saturday morning cartoons with a twist of anime. His amazingly captivating lightboxes have been gaining in popularity and every single one is like a window into a different daydream.
- Faraway Lovely: My love for art and handmade goods runs deep in my bones. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing, building, or dreaming up new ideas. Creating has always been my outlet, it’s something I can get lost in. From start to finish, I put my heart and soul into every handmade piece and I take pride in knowing that my work will stand the test of time and hold true to the timelessness of each piece. To this day I still push myself to learn more and strive to better my products and expand into new forms of art. Faraway Lovely is a collection of art and handmade goods and our goal is to create beautiful, well-made goods that inspire people to do the same.
- KJ Pottery: KJ Pottery is a small, Spokane-based, one-woman operation, owned and operated by Kelsey Jo Johnson. Kelsey makes hand crafted ceramics, primarily food-focused functional wares. KJP was birthed from Kelsey’s love for the craft, her desire to create wares that are simple, usable, and ultimately that bring people together. Ceramics and clay are elements that were born from the physical necessity to eat and drink off of clean and durable wares. This physical necessity and human experience is still true today. Kelsey’s motivation behind her wares is the idea that what our body necessitates our soul celebrates. Thus simplicity and functionality is the intent behind each piece. KJP specializes in custom dinnerware sets and wholesale wares for restaurants and coffee shops
- Lightning Deluxe: Lightning Deluxe is an illustration studio and independent apparel brand by Dr. Jon Deviny. Lightning DLX is all about creating quality goods that bring a little bit of awesome to your life. Jon finds inspiration in nature, 80’s/90’s pop culture, cheeky puns and general badassery. The doctor does all his own screen printing by hand, in small batches, with love, here in Spokane
- Spokane Doesn't Suck: Created by Derrick Oliver a Spokane transplant and lover of all things Spokane. Derrick is proving everyday that Spokane Doesn't Suck through his actions and merchandise.
- Art Salvage: Art Salvage is a creative reuse nonprofit organization that connects creativity and sustainability. The organization's mission is to collect, organize and redistribute usable materials for teachers, students, artist and makers of all ages so that art materials are accessible to everyone. Art Salvage is ready for a permanent store front where people can shop for affordable and unique art materials and participate in classes and workshops. Profits from these kits goes directly to funding the first creative reuse center in Spokane.
- Little Braap Racer: Little Braap Racer was launched in January 2016 as the hobby project of @kaarins, an Eastern Washington native whom has called Spokane home for the past five years. The designs are inspired from a variety of personal interests, and the name and small moto niche were suggestions from the exhaust of her ‘75 Honda motorcycle itself. Kaarin believes everyone’s pin game should be strong, and aspires to see a world where no hat nor jacket should live without an extra touch of flair. She’s glad to have you along for the rideenamel. She has a manufacturer that helps with this process.
- West Jewelry: West Jewelry is a brand made to inspire and enhance your personal style. It is a line of fine handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The collection is composed of both statement and everyday pieces that become an effortless addition to your wardrobe. Many pieces in the West Jewelry line are made of natural stones. Kara Sorweide began West Jewelry in 2015, primarily selling on Etsy and local artisan fairs. After 16 years as a stylist in Spokane, Kara decided to branch out as a jewelry designer. Designing jewelry has allowed her a new creative outlet, as well as an opportunity to be a part of the growing art scene in Spokane WA.
- Hustle & Hide Co.: Hustle & Hide was birthed in 2015 by Teddi and Tyler Cripps on the simple truth that there is profound beauty in the connection between maker and consumer. Living with intention. Purchasing responsibly. Continuously striving to perfect a craft. This is what we’re all about. And, well, creating simple, beautiful leather goods in the process. We long to bring this maker/consumer connection back full-circle. Our main intention in doing so is to create goods that can withstand the test of time, and design with a sense of timelessness and longevity, while still speaking to ones individuality and unique style.
- Carly Fedderson Jewelry: Carly Feddersen belongs to the Okanagan and Arrow Lakes bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. She was born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington and comes from a long line of creative people. Humor and irony are important elements in her work which is strongly influenced by traditional stories of the Columbia Plateau and pop culture. Carly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Spring 2016 with a concentration in jewelry. She also works in print, glass, and fibers.
- Sailor Girl Soaps: Lori SiJohn lost her husband in December 2012. Her late husband Cliff, a Vietnam Veteran, suffered from an early and rapid onset of diabetes due to his exposure to Agent Orange. The most uncomfortable side effect was the constant itchiness, flaking, and severely dry skin. Lori tried everything but nothing worked. Knowing firsthand the side effects and illnesses associated with Agent Orange, she started researching the benefits of coconut oil and whipping up body butters in her kitchen. After using the body butter, her eldest daughter Shaina said, "you need to start making soap too!" So, Lori and Shaina became business partners and got to work. “Cliff called me his “Sailor Girl” as I served in the US Navy from 1981-1988 and in his honor and remembrance, Out of the Storm, Came Forth Sailor Girl Soap & Supplies.
- Curse Words & Birds: Tiffany Patterson is a Spokane-based artist and illustrator, lover of glitter and pet chicken raiser. Her work celebrates little victories, tiny moments, happiness and humor. She loves experimenting with different mediums and dreaming up murals for all of Spokane’s bare walls. All proceeds from The Curse Words & Birds pieces that are sold in the Pop Up Shop will be donated to Tiffany Patterson to help in her cancer recovery.
- Jean & June: Jean & June is the third child of Blake Alfstad, an artist and mama who believes in conscious consuming and believes a good sense of humor is a necessity for surviving parenthood. All Jean & June garments are LA made from organic materials, they are all pre-washed and garment dyed for extra softness and wearability.