- Published on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 20:53
- Written by Super User
The Artful Living Group is “an innovative art center located in the heart of Carolina Beach’s central business district.” A variety of working studios combined with an amazing retail space make up the center, which offers events, classes and much more. The center is based upon a sustainable business model supporting artists through promotion of the value and appreciation of artful living. The Artful Living Group boasts works from more than 150 artists in their retail space. The retail shop is consignment-based, juried and the number of artists in a particular medium is limited to give artists the greatest opportunity to prosper. Artful Living Group reviews the art to make sure it works for everybody. The center adds new pieces almost daily to create a changing shopping experience. And the group also offers varying price ranges for shoppers of all budgets.
Going with the theme of artisans and handmade items, there is a selection of products from Carolina Farmin, a local store in downtown Wilmington that only carries North Carolina foods. The artists will also work with the customer, if you like the piece but the color is not what you are looking for, the size is either too big or too small, and they will accommodate your needs, to make the piece what you want.
In addition to the retail store there are also studios on the second floor of the building. There you will find working artist studios and you can watch the artists while they are creating. Sue Linquist has her studio on the second floor. She specializes in wedding, boudoir and baby photography.