• Leigh Brown

Summer in the Studio and ArtFest Midwest

Between returning art shows, new nautical products, and moving from coast to coast, this summer will be packed to the gills.


Art Festivals Are Back!

Happy summer!!!


Now that June is here, it's time for ArtFest Midwest! ArtFest is a show we first attended back in 2018, and it's a ton of fun.


Located in Des Moines, Iowa over the last weekend in June (26th & 27th), the art show is a huge gathering of talented artists from all around the country. There are a variety of styles and forms represented, a bit of something for everyone.

If you're near Des Moines this June, come stop by the booth and say hello!


The Ocean Is Calling

The last year has seen several changes to our usual lineup of ocean-inspired art, jewelry, and glassware. Between our new Nautilus barware line and a refresh of our Moana Pendant Necklaces, there's a lot of beautiful ocean-inspired gear in the shop this summer.

Check out the lineup if you need anything blue and white to inspire your summer beach vibe, or your tiki pirate cocktail party!


Swapping Coasts

The next few months will see us swapping our home on the Pacific Coast for a new location on the Atlantic.


We'll be moving from sunny California to somewhat sunny Florida, which means packing up and moving Studio A (and Studio C-19) in addition to the usual household transfer.


It also means we need to find a new studio space to move into! Which is a bit scary, but also exciting.


It'll be a lot to coordinate and execute, but we're taking it one step at a time.


Wish us luck!

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If you're looking for more behind-the-scenes info, check out these other posts:

7 Reasons Why Young Art Collectors Love Art Fairs

How to Commission a Stunning Athletic or Hobby Portrait

How to Design a Uniquely Ocean Themed Bedroom

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