The end has finally come for this creative chapter. I have struggled to make this decision for awhile, but have decided that the time has come to say goodbye to the shop. The past nine years have been amazing-full of creative artists and designers and makers! We have had fun parties, sales and performances.
It will be so hard to say goodbye, and I am so grateful that I was able to work with so many incredible and creative souls.
In the beginning, when the block was more like a ghost town, I have the best memories of the local kids and their contribution to the block parties. One particular girl named Cherie who was adorable and would come by everyday and hug every customer. Most of those kids have long moved away.
I have met so many people because of the show pony, and have to thank all of my friends who over the years supplied flowers, ladders, tape, cupcakes, wine, their handyman time etc... Because of my incredible close friends and my dear right arm "britt" the show pony has been able to stay around as long as it did!
There have been some crazy moments on this block, drive by shootings, crazy art openings where I have almost been arrested, that list can go on and on as well.
From the beginning,musicians like Ariel Pink, Becky Stark, Civil War, Dame Darcy and many more have played, as well as dance troupes, films, bad poetry readings, weird theme shows...the list goes on.
The list of designers that have graced the space- almost too long to list.
We will be having two sales and then a closing party, which of course I will post. The first sale is this saturday on the block. The shop LADYBOY will also be closing at the end of MArch and they will be having a going out of business sale this weekend too. Feb 28 saturday 12-5
It still hasn't hit me yet. But this has been a huge part of my life here in L.A. and I'm sure the tears will take over soon enough.