You know us, there’s nothing we love more than the city’s eclectic makers getting together to collaborate, so when we heard that some of our fave creatives were forming a pop up shop, we couldn’t be more excited.
Opening, officially, on Saturday 16th September, The Stanley Road Store (who you may know from Artists’ Open Houses fame) can be found at 132a Preston Drove, Fiveways and runs until January 2018 – making it the perfect place to pick up pre-Xmas (yep, we said it!) treats for you and pressies for your loved ones.
The eclectic pop-up will feature the work of local established makers with a cult following and new emerging creatives and their unique products. Just a few of the 25 makers include: Katie Weiner with her exquisite re-worked heirloom jewellery, Dolly a designer of utility clothing with a fun twist, mosaic artist Anna Tilson and retro-inspired illustrator Patrick Edgeley. There will also be one-of-a-kind work such as stained glass, pottery, accessories, soft furnishings, plants, prints, illustrations, yoga wear, clothing and jewellery.
Maxine Michaelides – who founded The Stanley Road Store and is the women behind curious light company Lost and Foundry – wanted to create a feel-good collaborative where creators could sell their wares.
“As a long-term Brighton resident and maker, I know how difficult it can be for makers, like myself, to find exciting opportunities locally where you can sell your work,” she explains.
“After the success of The Stanley Road Store during the Brighton Artists Open Houses festival over the last couple of years, which this summer saw 4,000 curious visitors stop by, I wanted to give makers and the local community further opportunities tmeet and engage with each other.”
“I’m thrilled to say that we will be opening our pop-up shop this autumn to bring together 25 artists and makers under one suspiciously charming roof!”
Us too! As well as being a pop up shop, they’ll be weekly shopping and meet the makers events, so keep your eyes peeled to The Stanley Road Store’s Instagram to find out more.
Visit The Stanley Road Store’s pop up shop at 132a Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6FJ between now and 2nd January 2018.