We will bring a bohemian inspired art, food, clothing, gallery to downtown Grand Rapids. It will feature local artists, small businesses and their products. We will also have a supply corner for our artists. All of our clothing will be inclusive sizes. There are a few other local artist stores within downtown Grand Rapids, however we are different in our vision by having a more inclusive store. We will also be buying ethically sourced clothing and products. Most small businesses rely on wholesaling their handmade goods. While, we do have artists that will be able to use our consignment lease for their goods, most of our goods will have to be purchased at wholesale pricing.
I have extensive knowledge of the artist community and relationships with artists due to your years at FSAM and festival. I understand and appreciate art and the artist. I am very passionate about small businesses and buying local. Ultimately, this store is for our amazing artist community here in West Michigan!
Currently, there isn’t an inclusive bohemian retail store in Grand Rapids, MI. There is a large group of women that aren’t being served with the clothing boutiques in downtown. We also will be a safe space for those marginalized groups to sell/buy their goods. It will be a haven and source people looking to embrace their individuality or uniqueness. We have such an amazing artist community here in west Michigan. I cannot wait to be able to share this space with them, for them!
What I Will Do With $5,000
The money will be used to buy bohemian handmade, size inclusive clothing and accessories. We will also buy local handmade art and goods for our retail store. With any left over monies, we will use it for advertising for our grand opening scheduled for early June 2021.