Pop in to pop-up cre­ative hub

30 tal­ented and unique artists to fill Childers store

Isis Town and Country - - News -

CHILDERS lo­cals are known for their cre­ative tal­ents and hand­i­craft work.

A new and ex­cit­ing pop-up shop has opened for two weeks only at the Paragon Theatre.

Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft said Childers had many great artists and she wanted to show­case their work.

“We are look­ing for 30 tal­ents artists from the re­gion to vol­un­teer their time and to con­trib­ute works for sale,” Mrs Craft said.

Cur­rently the Paragon Cre­ative Pop-up Shop has 10 artists on show and Mrs Craft would like to add a fur­ther 20 to fill the shop with wares.

The shop will be open from 9am-3pm, seven days a week, for the next two weeks and if there is a lot of com­mu­nity in­ter­est the trad­ing hours will be ex­tended.

Store man­ager and artist Jay Feather said it was a “love job” and all man­ning the store were vol­un­teers.

“We charge artists a small weekly rent and all pro­ceeds from sales go back to the artist,” Mrs Feather said.

The cosy and invit­ing shop has space for artists to set up and work on their projects when man­ning the store.

“We en­cour­age artists to have a look at our Face­book page Paragon Cre­ative Pop up Shop and all in­ter­ested artists can send a pri­vate mes­sage,” she said.

Al­ter­na­tively all in­ter­ested artists are wel­come to phone Mrs Feather on 0403 697 710 or to call into the shop.

“We want to set a high stan­dard on the items put on dis­play and it is a great place if you are look­ing for gift ideas,” she said.

We want to set a high stan­dard on the items put on dis­play ...

Jay Feather

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

POP-UP SHOP: Artist Jay Feather is look­ing for 20 tal­ented lo­cals to dis­play and sell their wares.

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