Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make a Difference Downtown!

Please take a minute to consider signing our petition in favor of the Mayor's proposed larger Downtown Arts District!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Karen Seifert Photography on Design*Sponge!

It's so exciting to see our friends work featured on such a prominent blog! Karen Seifert (who will be doing a second round of Snapshots & Stitches HERE in December) photographed this "In The Kitchen" post on Design Sponge today.  Way to go Karen, we miss you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Virginia Street Market

Design meets art on Virginia Street in historic Shockoe Slip with the opening of The Virginia Street Gallery, downtown Richmond’s premier showcase artist collective.
With its mix of fine arts and curated gallery offerings, the Virginia Street Gallery showcases contemporary elegance in fine arts, clothing, jewelry, furniture, quirky gifts and items for the home in an evolving space that is a short walk from the historic Kanawha Canal.  Quirk is lucky enough to have a spot at this wonderful market so be sure to stop by and check it out!

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 11am – 8 pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm
The gallery also is open by appointments and for special events.
Address: 114 Virginia Street, Richmond VA 23219 Map & Directions

STUDENTS: The Virginia Street Gallery would like to extend an invitation to students to exhibit and sell their original art work. A special rate of $25 per month for exhibit space will be extended to students. All sales proceeds go directly to the student artist.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Snapshots & Stitches 2

Snapshots & Stitches 2
Come and get it! Professional and affordable portraits just in time for the holidays! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lighten Up!

Check out the work in our new window display! Handcrafted lamps made of reclaimed wood, concrete, and metal by Brian Lopez, our friendly neighbor and owner of Glide Skateboards. These one of a kind lamps truly are a piece or art and look great in pairs.

Terrence Edwards

Our friend Terence just dropped off some vinyl macbook & iphone covers that look like wood and bring some warmth to technology! His notebooks have an equally earthy color pallet and contrasting red rubber band closure.

notebooks are for sale here at Quirk!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Jewelry From Jasmine Lofgren

Yesterday we had a visit from the lovely Jasmine Lofgren of "Tie One On" jewelry.  She brought us so many great pieces & it was such a nice visit!
Stop by to see her beautiful beaded & crochet creations in the store!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Andrea Donnelly: A Borrowed Blog Post

*** Andrea's artist talk was awesome and we really enjoyed learning about her process and techniques.  Stop by to see some of Andrea's work in person!***

Heart on Sleeve 

A blog post by Andrea Donnelly

Lf on display with other wares at Quirk Gallery
I'm speaking to you today from the other side of the biggest hurdle of little fool's business life to date: the delivery of over 25 scarves to Quirk Gallery for my trunk show and accompanying artist talk this past Friday night.  It was a lovely and successful event, and now I can finally slow down production a bit and get back to making artwork as well as scarves.  The thing is, now that I have a chance to step back and look at what I've accomplished, the reality of this big step into retail has hit me hard: what happens if the scarves don't sell?  In November and December, Lf scarves will be waiting for new homes at three different places: the Winter Show in Greensboro, NC, at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, and at the Craft and Design Show at the Virginia Science Museum (also Richmond.)  Each scarf feels like a little handwritten note from me to the great wide world.  (Do you like me?  Check yes or no.)  It won't take too many sales to make me happy, but what if a big box of "NO" comes back to the studio after this winter season?  When I start to think this way, I try to remind myself that I fiercely believe in what I'm doing, and all I can do now is see what happens.  Nothing good will come without sticking my neck out, after all.  This is such an exciting time for me and my little business...and just a bit terrifying, too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quirk Winter Hours!

Need some extra time to get your holiday shopping done this winter?   Just feel like swinging by?  Join us from 11 until 6pm on Thursday and Friday and 11 until 5pm on Saturday.  Can't spare a minuter? Shop online at

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Academy Jewelry Trunk Show

Join us Saturday, December 3 from 12pm - 4pm for a trunk show featuring Rachel Albright's line of handmade jewelry, Academy.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Egg Press Earrings!

We received our Egg Press shipment today and couldn't be more excited about these cards. Oh yes, these babies pop-out to make fun graphic letter press earrings! $6.25 each

Claire Berry Trunk Show

A splash of PINK is just what you need for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  
ClarissaB is having a Trunk Show to raise awareness about Breast Cancer
 October 15th from 12-4pm at Quirk Gallery
Featuring special PINK items, designed for you!

You can help by purchasing a ClarissaB item or by donating in person on the 15th.
10% of each sale that ClarissaB makes, will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
and 100% of donations made will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
This will help with research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

You can also donate right now, here!
Search for a team captain and enter Claire Berry.
Click 'find'. Click 'donate now' and enter your donation.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Julia Jams Part: Deux

And here she is again! The most dedicated seamstress in the history of... 
...abandoned building themed backpacks?   Our gal Julia just dropped by to show us her most recent pack's progress.  This one has a handy exterior cell phone pocket.

Thursday, September 29, 2011