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!


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.


“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.”


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.


Galentine’s Day

Check out some photos from our Galentine’s Day celebration last weekend!










Featured Artist – Candy Wheat

Candy Wheat sells her beautiful ceramics at both of our Block Party locations. She is the director of the Trinity Presbyterian Church Faith & Art Center in Louisville, KY. Through the Faith & Art Center, Candy teaches ceramics to people with developmental disabilities, helping to provide them with a creative outlet for expression. Candy currently has an exhibition at the downtown Block Party location with her beautiful nativity scenes. Her exhibition will be on display through the end of December so stop by and see her beautiful work!


I fell in love with pottery in the North Carolinian mountans in the potters hands. I like to make any thing that reflects nature or that can share Gods love. I love teaching and sharing God’s love through Art. I have the best students any one could hope for. I have about 150 students all with develamental disabilities. God has blessed me with this special ministry. – Candy Wheat