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.

Check out our Facebook event!

Spring is in the Air

It’s the first day of Spring! Spring is all about new life, sunshine, and enjoying the outdoors. We’ve picked out some of our favorite items to help get you in the mood for Spring!

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Hello Sunshine hoop from Thistle and Thread Designs,  magnolia & cucumber Mint candles from Black Dog Candles

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Lilac & lavender soap from Vintage Body Spa, Lilly of the Valley and Lilac perfume oils from Flora

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Leashes from The Dog House, floral alphabet set from B Paperie.

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Earrings by Amy Camarota and leather cuffs by Adelle Rose

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Headbands from Miss Mary Margaret, planters from Bess Vane

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Photograph by Mary Beth Brown, mixed media art by Amy Wiedl

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Embroidery by Thistle & Thread Designs, print by Miss Happy Pink

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Bath bombs by Vintage Body Spa, cards by Mary Beth Brown

 

 

 

 

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.