Huckleberry Market, meet everyone.
Huckleberry Market is a space dedicated to creative & personal gatherings. Shop for supplies for a dinner party, find local professionals for events and weddings, and take creative workshops to get the skills you need to make your events extra special. The Market offers beverages and snacks for you to sit and stay a while, because we know the creative process takes time (and coffee!)
Carla and Karen, the owners, both have a passion for all things homemaking and love connecting people through intimate gatherings. They want to make a space where such events can be hosted, and help people create them on their own by providing supplies and teaching workshops. Flowers are a huge part of any event for them, they are like these temporary pieces of art right at the center on the table, and so they will be a big part of the market. They will offer floral design services for weddings, events, and local deliveries.
Grow Nursery from Cambria, CA will curate a selection of unique handmade pottery and rare plants inside the market.
Local artist Neal Breton will be working out of Huckleberry Market, making and selling his illustrations as well as hosting and planning workshops. Here is a little bit about Neal:
Mainly, I'm a painter. I have done quite a bit of illustrating since moving to SLO about 6 years ago from various parts of Southern California. In that time, I have done a poster for the SLO Downtown Association's summer concert festival, illustrated several covers and features for the New Times, and most recently I was lucky enough to illustrate a beer label for a Davis, California based beer company called Sudwerk.
My latest endeavors find me traveling quite often around the state; I have art shows this year in the Bay Area as well as Southern California. I co-founded Fiasco! Gallery with partner Jeff Claassen, which is located in Studios on the Park in Paso Robles.
Lately, my paintings explore my views of society in a contemporary neo-folk/urban style. I work in clusters of small paintings, working out ideas quickly, then moving on to another stream of thought. I usually work on several clusters at the same time as to not let any ideas stagnate.
My intentions for the space are to hang a few paintings, show a few illustrations wares, possibly pick up a few jobs doodling wedding invitations and to be a part of the handmade aesthetic.
Be ready for their open signs and doors--this month!