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Styling Arrow Marketplace at Home

Article by Amy Birdsong Golden

Photography by Sarah Bell, Sélavie Photography

Originally published in River City Lifestyle

The artist studios at Arrow Creative are a maze of wonder. You can meander the labyrinth, peering in as the makers sew, paint, affix, draw - while making art work. All of the studios have open hours for patrons to visit and are shoppable. The retail space, Arrow Marketplace, is a curated spot up front where you’ll find wares from both in-house and local artists. It’s like Etsy come to life.

Are you a floor person? Fiber artist, Whitney Wiggs from The Fiber Art Shop sews textile creations that are part sculpture and part seating.

Artist and illustrator Debi Vincent has painting and prints that ooze charm. She works in watercolor, ink and gouache.

A butterfly from Kate Oates Designs is framed and ready to place in any vignette. Look for her watercolor trout and fishing lure series too.  Jorja Hatcher uses reclaimed quilts to make jackets and even a wine tote.

Patricia Schwarz of Prins Pottery refires her pieces in a trashcan with sawdust and other secret ingredients to create smoke patterns.

Douglas Repetto of Mildly Happy upcycles clothing and textiles to make accessories and custom clothing. His hand painted lampshades bring just as much joy as sophistication.

A menagerie of fun starts with artist Meredith Wilson and one of her mixed media pieces with found objects.  Perry Pencil Company reps the river city with “Memphis vs Errrbody.” Amy Dobbins of Mint Cream makes felt pins perfect for adding flair to a t-shirt or backpack. Grab some moo-d notecards by Genuinly, G, designed by Gracie Lowrance.

Jazzmin Rodgers makes luxe soap, sugar scrubs and body butter for her line Asili Skin.

A pearl necklace by The LW Jewelry Company and beaded copper earrings from Shameka Carter’s line, Adorn Daily.

Arrow Creative is located in the heart of midtown at 653 Philadelphia Street. While studio hours for artists vary throughout the week, Arrow Marketplace is open Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm. Mark your calendar for April 14 - 15 for Arrow's House pARTy, an open house event featuring fine art, sculpture, and other decorative arts.