Major Pancakes – Artist of the Month

IMG_4540Join us tonight during the Frankfort Avenue FAT Friday Trolley Hop for a fun Derby themed shopping night and our new artist of the month, Major Pancakes!

Jessica Marcum is the artist behind Major Pancakes, specializing in modern handmade toys for kids.  Come and check out her adorable creations and enjoy a pancake bar to satisfy your sweet tooth and love of breakfast food.

Stop by from 6-9PM and enjoy shopping specials and our Derby items on display to help you get ready for next weekend.

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It’s Derby Time at Block Party!

Join Block Party Handmade Boutique on April 16 at their Frankfort Avenue location for a Derby filled Saturday! We’ll be set up to help you find everything you need to look your best and enjoy a day at the races.

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From 11-3 enjoy pop up shops from Block Party artists, free crafts for kids and free refreshments!

From 12-2 Make your own DIY Beauty Bar sugar scrub with Vintage Body Spa using a variety of exfoliants, scents, and natural oils to match your skin. Vintage Body Spa and A.J. Murray’s will launch their Derby scents including Mint Julep, Oaks Lilly, Run for the Roses and Kentucky Bourbon.  They’ll have gift sets for both men and women and shopping specials.

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Dawn Middleton of Dawn’s Designs is the current “Artist of the Month” at Block Party on Frankfort Avenue. Her handcrafted natural-themed jewelry is the perfect addition to your Derby outfit!  Her work will only be available for a limited time so this event is the perfect opportunity to pick up one of her beautiful designs for your Derby outfit!

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We’ll have a Derby themed craft set up so bring your kids and let them have fun while you shop!

From 3-5 enjoy a meet & greet with artist Liesl Long and enjoy cocktails while shopping. Liesl Long will have prints of her three new 2016 original Derby paintings available. These are limited edition and come in a variety of sizes.

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Throughout the day, Block Party will also have Cellar Door Chocolates, ties and bowties from Cyberoptix Tie Lab, Block Party curated dresses made in the USA by independent designers, and fascinators and hats from Deena Fitzpatrick to help customers meet all of their Derby needs!

 

Wood+Twine

We are very excited to feature local makers Wood+Twine as our next Artist of the Month at Block Party Frankfort Avenue!

This Friday we’ll be open late for the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Frankfort Avenue.  Stop by and check out their work and grab something new to adorn your walls!

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Jessica England and Melody Niemann, the artists of Wood+Twine, were both born and bred in the good city of Louisville, KY. Both hold a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Louisville and work full-time at local ad agencies in addition to running their craft venture. Jessica and Melody share an immense affection for small dogs and an obsession with tiny objects. They cannot keep plants alive, but can consume a whole season of Grey’s Anatomy in one sitting.

People ask what the secret ingredient is to W+T artwork. Their answer: wine. And patience. And thick skin… literally. They both enjoy a good book and a good latte, preferably at the same time. Jess and Mel place importance on supporting the local art community as well as using raw materials in their artwork. With these ideals in mind Wood+Twine was born in June 2015.

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“Our artwork takes a very unique approach to utilizing raw materials. Using wood, nails and twine, we are able to create distinct pieces with an unprocessed and rustic, yet simple feel. Our work is very accessible to all, available in a variety of sizes and designs. And no two pieces are exactly the same, making each a on-of-a-kind staple for the home.  We feel that it is important to represent Louisville and its distinct culture in our artwork. This can be seen in pieces such as Kentucky, Louisville Skyline and Fleur de Lis. Our participation in the Louisville art scene, such as the Flea off Market, Deck the Walls, Cuteopia!, and local charity events, exemplifies the importance we place on giving back to the city that raised us.”

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Block Party Handmade Boutique’s ‘Artist of the Month’ program features local and regional artists to help empower handmade makers and small businesses. The rotating exhibitions keep something new and fresh in the store while also showcasing more artists to the community, furthering Block Party’s mission.