Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Finds -Leon And Lulu's - Clawson, Michigan

What is "Friday Finds?"

"Hello" and welcome to the Art Fire of Michigan Guild Blog. I'm Felicia from FishPrincessDesigns  and every Friday I'm going to be sharing some great artisan markets and venues for crafters across the State of Michigan. From boutiques to farmers markets and everything in between, I hope to share with you some of the varied and unique venues that you might want to check out to sell your items.

Michigan has a treasure trove of "undiscovered" places to find and market your handmade items. I hope you will share some of your favorite places with me. I'd love to be able to feature more shows and markets!

  This Friday I wanted to start with a wonderful shop in Clawson, MI called Leon and Lulu's. You can't go wrong with a store whose motto is "live well. laugh much. shop often." Leon & Lulu is metropolitan Detroit’s own award winning lifestyle store, selling well-designed furniture, fun accessories and unique gifts in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink, you will find a shopping experience unlike any other. Leon & Lulu is serious about good design, fabulous service and great pricing, but it has a sense of humor about everything else. If you're looking for some great gifts, or a new dining table-you can find just about everything here!

But it's a lot more than just a retail store. The owners of Leon and Lulu's have made a commitment to both the Artisan and charitable communities. In fact, of the 64 special events they hosted in their store last year, 51 of them helped local charities! The special connection for me to the store is that twice a year-in the spring and fall they host Special Artists' Market Days! The Next Artists' Market Days will take place on Sunday, March 4, 2012 and Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Leon & Lulu is delighted to celebrate local artists' work with our Artists' Market. There is no admission fee to attend or exhibit. For those Artisans who are fortunate to be selected to sell in this event, you can can expect to give Leon and Lulu's a gallery fee for the items you sell, similar to any professional gallery. While some artists from the previous Market will return, more than half the exhibitors will be new to the Market to ensure that the greatest possible number of artists can participate for the first time.
FishPrincessDesigns at Leon and Lulu's Artists' Market
  For those of you who have always desired to sell your items in a retail setting, this might be a great venue to try. You can feel like a real "professional" in this gallery setting, without  a long term or time commitment.

I'm going to explore a variety of venues and areas of the state. If you are a ArtFire of Michigan Guild member, and  have a special venue you would like to see featured, please use this link to contact me in the guild forum. If you are not a Guild member and would like more information about the Artfire of Michigan Guild please visit us at our home page. i hope you enjoy my new feature, and come back every Friday to see what new I have found!

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