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Opening Night on Main Street!


We hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer!  Have you heard the news!?!  HANDMAKERY just moved to Main Street!  We’ve been working all summer to get our new studio up, running, and ready for HANDMAKERY’S Opening Night Celebration ~ First Friday, September!  We’re so excited to be located in downtown Carbondale | CO!  We’ll now be located in the heart of historic downtown at 449 Main Street, in between flowers, yoga, coffee and across from piping hot pizza, sounds tempting, right!?!  Yes, we definately have the BEST neighbors!  We’re incredibly excited to be part of the community and the Carbondale Creative District!

Summer involved planning, designing, constructing, ordering, organizing, and decorating our new studio which we LOVED!  Highlights of our new space include: being nestled in the heart of the community, 14′ ceilings, timeless wood floors, historic charm, a crisp + clean + modern flair, natural lighting + big windows, all our favorite art supplies, and maybe our favorite element…  a teeny-tiny restroom!


September 1st | First Friday 4 – 8 PM

HANDMAKERY’S Opening Night Celebration + First Friday ~ FREE Art Making + Suprise Giveaways + Studio Tour!


We hosted a ~ Studio Sneak Peek + Free Kids Art Making last Thursday from 4-6 PM!  Several families + creatives came to tour the NEW studio and out-on-the-town to create ~ a wondrous wearable~ to shine + showcase + sport + spotlight around town on ~ First Friday, September 1st!  We had 100+ people attend this spectacular evening event!  A HUGE thank you to everyone that attended our first event!  The support for mini makers on Main (…and coming soon BIG maker events….including adults, ladies, couples, family + friends) was incredible!  See additional photos of the sneak peek in this week’s Sopris Sun newspaper on page 8!

Take a peek at our video-clip gone-wild over on Instagram, highlighting all the artful activity of our ~ Studio Sneak Peek!

At the ~ Studio Sneak Peek, artists created {hands on + mixed media} Owl Feathered Necklaces using cardboard, beads, jumbo pipe cleaners, markers, glue, stickers, string, sparkles and more!  Everyone had a great time in the studio!  Over the last several years over on Instagram, I’ve admired Wendee Wingfield, a local + Roaring Fork Valley photographer.  Wendee RSVPed to our event, I couldn’t even believe it!  We had never met before but when she walked in with her five children, I was beyond thrilled to finally meet Wendee and her children in person!  Wendee Wingfield generously sent me a gorgeous collection of photos she took of the ~ Owl Feathered Necklaces her children created in our NEW art studio on Main Street.  If you’re not on IG yet, it’s a fantastic place to meet new friends with similar interests!  Find us on IG @handmakery!

Take a glimpse at Wendee’s Wingfield’s photos below and discover her amazing talent + beautiful collection over on IG @wendeewingfield!  You’ll be amazed at what she sees through her lens and the life she creates!

Photo credit (below): Wendee Wingfield Photography

HANDMAKERY’S 2017/18 Fall + Early Winter Art Workshop Brochure is now available with simple + streamlined + online enrollment!  Workshops + Classes + Events start September 6, 2017!

Hands on + mixed-media art workshops will begin right after Labor Day!  Programming includes: children’s weekly art workshops for expanded ages, arts + craft evenings for children + adults/ladies/couples + family, holiday art making, art camps, open studio, birthday + special celebrations, specialty summer workshops, special guests + speakers, popup events, and more!


It has been my dream to grow + bloom HANDMAKERY, to enrich + connect children within our artful community!  HANDMAKERY connects children from all different places + spaces + a variety of ages and their families!  I treasure all the families I’ve had the opportunity to get to know and all those still to meet.  I’m thankful for the ability to create with a wide array of ages, little to big.  As a little girl growing up in Carbondale | CO, one of my greatest dreams was to one day have my own business with a store front.  When I found the perfect space, I knew it was time to follow my heart, my passion, my dream on this new adventure.  I’ve been instructing art in the Roaring Fork Valley over the last 18 years.  Sometimes you have to jump, take a leap of faith, and move forward with your next mindful mission!  Thank you for welcoming HANDMAKERY with open arms to downtown Carbondale so we can have mini makers (…and coming soon BIG makers) on Main Street!

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