Eclectic and enticing, Spokane has one of the best foodie scenes in the PNW. Our city has so much more to offer than just good food, particularly in the art sphere. We have live performance art, concerts, rotating exhibits, art events and permanent museums galore. But, the incredible artists behind the work don’t always get the city-wide attention they deserve. Enter Pop Up Shop: a special program within Terrain. A local organization that focuses on supporting local youth and emerging artists and culture creators. Terrain works to make the Inland Northwest a more beautiful and artistic place by supporting underrepresented or unknown creatives. So, what exactly is Pop Up Shop and where does it fit in? Well, it acts as the storefront for many great local artisans, featuring their latest and greatest works.
A collaboration of local artists who wanted to share one retail space and experience, Pop Up Shop features a variety of handcrafted fine art pieces, prints, floral design, jewelry, houseware, body care products, leather goods, toys and more. A few featured artists include KJ Pottery, Hustle & Hide Co., Kani Botanicals, Spokane Doesn’t Suck, Carly Feddersen, Sailor Girl Soaps and Black Sheep Paper Co. Don’t see your favorite local artist or artisan? Don’t worry – Pop Up Shop features and sells products from many other local individuals and companies!
Open Wednesday – Saturday from 11AM – 6PM, Pop Up Shop is an excellent stop for your next shopping trip, especially if you are in need of a unique gift. Plus, if you are interested in local art or craftsmanship classes but don’t know where to look, Pop Up Shop periodically hosts workshops where they teach various crafts and techniques. Check them out at 159 S. Lincoln (Steam Plant Building) and say ‘Hi!’ to the store manager, Kelly! As always, let them know that I sent you.