The store, which officially opened Oct. 6, will have its grand opening celebration Thursday as a part of Roswell’s Alive After 5.
Owner Tamara Robertson said those who come to the grand opening will have a chance to meet the store’s featured artist of the month, Patricia DiBona, who will be giving painting demonstrations on the front porch.
“[Robertson] is an amazing entrepreneur,” DiBona said. “She’s got very good taste. That makes a difference to an artist coming in to a location. You want to make sure that who you’re doing business with will handle it correctly.”
Robertson said the store will continue to highlight a featured artist each month, and there will be other special events held on a regular basis.
“The last Friday of every month we’re having a ladies’ night,” she said. “We’ll have wine and cheese and crackers.”
The building, a cottage from the 1860s, is equipped with a kitchen. Shoppers can bring their own wine to sip on while they select items, and the whole space can be rented out before or after hours.
“That’s really important because we want this to be a social hub for the community,” Robertson said. “How nice is it to have a home setting to shop in, to play in [and] to have your women’s meetings? I think this has been a huge need in our community for a long time.”
Shoppers can notice something new each time they walk through the door as artists will rotate their one-of-a-kind pieces in and out the store. The artists featured in the shop are friends of Robertson or friends of friends — some who are local and others who live across the country or outside the U.S.
Their work is spread throughout the store’s multiple rooms. There is one room that is designed like a “man cave” with décor catered to a sports fan or hunter. A room at the front of the shop contains stuffed animals and items perfect for children.
Robertson said since the store has opened, the response from the community has been very welcoming.
“It was amazing the amount of people that came in [opening day] and every day has increased exponentially,” she said.
“We’re very hands on here. We greet everybody. We really help the people whether it’s picking a piece of art for their family room or helping them with clothes to get them out of maybe the shell that they’ve been in with wearing a particular style that they’re not happy with.”
The store is at 1116 Canton Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.