Artisan store pops up on Federal Street
Will sell local artists’ work through holidays
Recorder/Paul Franz Darcy Rosner and Ray Trombley in the Artisan Galla open for the holidays on Federal St next to the Peoples Pint. Purchase photo reprints »
GREENFIELD — Artisan Gala has arrived on Federal Street and will be there through the holidays with unique gifts made by local artists.
Darcy Rosner and Ray Trombley are back, this time at 22 Federal St., with everything from clothing and jewelry to pottery and photography. They also carry glass, wood and metal items, sculptures, paintings, bath and beauty products, fiber art and lanterns and lamps.
The last couple of years, they set up shop in the Puskin Gallery and before that on Bank Row.
“We have something for everyone and prices range from $2 to $600 — even a couple of pieces in the thousands,” said Trombley.
The couple said artists featured in their pop-up shop come mostly from Franklin County and Massachusetts, with a couple from New Hampshire and one from Pennsylvania.
“I truly believe people could come in here and get all of their holiday shopping done,” said Rosner. “I did.”
Rosner said there are a number of “upcycled or repurposed” items for sale. For instance, there are skirts made from T-shirts and gloves made from sweaters.
“I wanted items that would have an appeal to someone — not necessarily just myself,” said Rosner. “I think we have a good selection of well-made items by people and artists we both love, so I think everyone could find something.”
Last year, the couple opened the shop in the Pushkin Gallery, but wanted a larger space this year.
“We had a core group of about 20 vendors last year,” said Trombley. “This year we have about 70 vendors.”
Rosner said artists are chosen according to how their product will “fit” with all of the others.
“It’s important to us that most of the artists come from this area and use local materials,” said Rosner. “You can buy local but still be buying items that aren’t made locally. These pieces, for the most part, are made right here.”
Trombley is a construction project manager most of the year and Rosner is an artist who designs her own jewelry. Many of her pieces are on display and for sale at Artisan Gala.
She also owns Sweet Bananaberry on Haywood Street, which can be visited at: www.sweetbananaberry.com.
Artisan Gala will be open throughout the holiday season seven days a week: Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Rosner and Trombley at: firstname.lastname@example.org.