Venue Ballard

all local. all art.

REGULAR HOURS:

MON-FRI 11-6

SAT 10-5

SUN 10-4

Trilby Hainstock / Oliotto - Mountlake Terrace, WA

Trilby loves to make objects that are easy to wear, well crafted, comfortable, affordable, and unique. Her reversible leather cuffs are made from quality upcycled leather that she cuts and sews by hand.  Trilby's talents don't end there.  Inspired by the 50 year anniversary of the Space Needle, Trilby designed a commemorative tea towel which, due to it's popularity, launched a new series of designs depicting Seattle's local neighborhoods.  Currently, these designs are available in prints, canvas totes and flour sack tea towels.


Aiko Tanaka / thezakka - Kirkland, WA

Handbags

After an eight year career as a graphic designer, Aiko decided to convert her ideas and designs into a product and came up with her company "thezakka" in 2009.  Aiko finds fabrics from around the world - using whatever she falls in love with.


Matt, Jeff & crew / Pigeon Camera Kids - Seattle, WA

Silkscreen Designs

Matt & Jeff started their little shirt company in their apartment in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle in 2008.  Their mission to present Seattle with quality, custom screen printed garments and the masses with a line of smart, interesting, comfy and colorful tees has proven successful as their little company has grown into running their own 3000' Print Shop enabling them to increase their product line and print for several large local corporations and non-profits alike.


Laarni Mejino / Laarni & Tita - Shoreline, WA

Handbags

Laarni's curiosity of how things are made lead her to designing and sewing bags for herself, her daughter and friends.  It wasn't long until she began selling her styles at the marketplace, and Laarni & Tita had begun as the desire for a durable bag made from colorful and cute patterns was evident.  Every single bag is made by Laarni with much thought put into where to cut on the print, down to the the final stitch.   


Claire Jauregui  / Orange Twist - Seattle, WA

Baby Rompers

Orange Twist's ever popular images are now on baby rompers.   Claire's dedication to environmentally sustainable goods remains as she uses water-based phthalate-free ink, and organic cotton on these adorable rompers.


Lindsay Lawrence / Metamorphic Gear - Seattle, WA

Urban Gear

Metamorphic Gear is the brainchild of Lindsay Lawrence, a world traveler, sailor and lover of the outdoors. Inspired by the outdoor equipment that he used while hiking and sailing professionally, Lindsay designed a range of stylish products with a wink to the outdoors. Made in Seattle, these products are 75-98% up-cycled sail, truck tarpaulin and climbing rope. The adventure never ends at Metamorphic! 

Fun Facts: Metamorphic Gear has redirected 22 metric tons of old sail, tarpaulin and climbing rope from the landfill and re-purposed them into these bags and accessories. Lindsay was a former competitive sailor and rower.


Eli Reich / Alchemy Goods - Seattle, WA

Upcycled Gear

Ag History: "People say that 'necessity is the mother of invention,' and that’s exactly the way Alchemy Goods got started. My messenger bag got stolen and I needed another one. But the perfect messenger bag eluded me. There were always extra inner tubes lying around my apartment, and I realized that I could probably build the perfect bag out of stuff I already had. The first prototype was born on my home sewing machine. It wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what I needed. Soon, my friends wanted their own. Then local bike shops caught a glimpse and expressed interest. Each bag improved over the last. Thanks to my friends, demand grew and grew, which led to the founding of Alchemy Goods.

So to whoever it was that stole my bag...you were the inspiration for my imagination. Thank you." - Eli Reich (founder)

Recycling Your Inner Tubes: The inner tubes in our goods are reclaimed from cyclists and bike shops across the country. Do you ride or know someone that does? Your local bike shop can be a part of our inner tube recycling program. Ask your local dealer if they are participating.


Baylie Peplow / Red Umbrella Designs - Twisp, WA

Baby Rompers / Totes

Red Umbrella Designs is a small creative studio that strives to be playfully elegant and elegantly playful in all things. Founded on the belief that we are all children at heart, Red Umbrella Designs prefers hand-made, human-centered, and simple in an increasingly high-tech, fancy-pants world.

With a degree in architecture, a background in Montessori education, and a belief that there is beauty all around us, Baylie creates handmade cards, gifts, toys, and paper goods. After years of tinkering, doodling, and dreaming, Red Umbrella Designs was officially founded in 2012 and is now run from a cozy garden studio in South Seattle.


Rachel Asimakopoulos / Shakes + Speares - Bothell, WA

Onesies, Pouches, Game

WE ARE PACIFIC NORTHWEST LOCAL.  

Inspired by salty air and mountain views, our products are designed and crafted in the beautifully quaint upper left corner of the United States.


Eda Pastirmaci / Boejack Design - Seattle, WA

Purses

Boejack Design was founded in 2015 by Eda Atay, who has chosen to pursue her passion for making bags over her engineering career. Each Boejack bag is handmade with love and care in small batches in Eda’s home studio and offered in limited editions.

We hope you enjoy this little video to honor the life of our shop dog, Stella. Thanks for all the love many of you gave her over the years.