March 29, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

Fort Smith arts and crafts getaway gift guide

3 min read

The getaway time is here and so is the strain to discover the perfect present.

No matter whether it truly is for that picky aunt or a ideal close friend, there are a variety of neighborhood artists and creators to buy from this Christmas.

Olen & Co. Sector

11 North 3rd St., Fort Smith

Seeking for a reward and have no thought in which to even start off? Olen & Co. Marketplace options about 15 vendors in a person practical location providing up handmade merchandise. The artisan’s performs include things like wooden carvings, handmade jewellery, resin art and selfmade bath items.

Owner Jessie Burrows opened the storefront in May possibly 2018 right after getting booths in several retailers.

“There’s so significantly things in here correct now and there will be a lot more and much more,” Burrows stated.

The store also delivers up a wide range of classic clothing, vinyl information and other products.

Hidden Expertise Wonderful Artwork Gallery and Restoration

14 North 3rd St., Fort Smith

Ed Importante, a local artist and one of the owners of the gallery, stands alongside one of his pieces Friday, Nov. 19. Importante hopes the gallery will serve as a place to motivate and inspire artists.

Presently at Olen and Co. Market and dreaming about discovering the best piece of art? Hidden Expertise Great Artwork Gallery and Restoration is located directly throughout the street and is a part of The Wonder on 3rd Street & Garrison Xmas Bazaar with Olen and Co Market and Designer Yet again Consignment Shop from Nov. 24-Dec. 23.

The gallery capabilities primary operates from a amount of effectively-known and up-and-coming neighborhood artists. 

Design and style.Cut.Craft

On line small business

Stocking tags are one of the many crafts Crystal Pugh is offering up through her online shop Design.Cut.Craft. The tags go for $7 each and customers can choose a light or dark stain.

Fort Smith resident Crystal Pugh is supplying a variety of solutions great for the holiday seasons by way of her online shop Layout.Lower.Craft. 

Pugh’s products include door hangers, wreaths, stocking tags, farmhouse decor, customized gifts, engraved presents, ornaments, keychains, and earrings.

Pugh experienced been producing and selling crafts for several years but made the decision to increase and develop an Etsy account final June. 

Those intrigued can uncover her on Facebook at Layout.Slash.Craft or on Etsy by the same identify.

Signature Style Glass

On the net business enterprise

One of the many pieces up for grabs in the Signature Design Glass Etsy, "Sunset Over Water."

These with a adore for stained glass are in luck. Jennifer Barnes-Rivers is a stained glass artist who is up-cycling vintage dishes and plates to give them new lifestyle and building beautiful items of artwork in the method.

Barnes-Rivers utilizes new and vintage glass gems, nuggets and beads, as well as Swarovski crystals and silver accents on her operate. 

She usually takes custom made orders for individuals who would like to repurpose dishes.

All of the stained glass panels she makes are her have styles, producing for the perfect custom gift. Barnes-Rivers also does custom pet portraits and name items.

Barnes-Rivers do the job can be purchased from her Etsy shop, Signature Design and style Glass.

 River Valley Craft and Provide

9 Court docket St., Fort Smith

The River Valley Craft & Supply store opened its doors in May.

Those seeking to obtain for the crafter in their lifestyle are in luck as nicely. River Valley Craft and Provide offers blank sublimation goods like tumblers, blank shirts and license plates for crafters to invest in. The shop is also stocked up on ink, paper, vinyl and transfers.

They also offer sublimation print-offs for folks if they needed it printed. 

Jessica Phillips and her husband opened their storefront in May perhaps, but the pair have been sublimating due to the fact 2018, she said.

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