Art Pop is a collection of local artists that recently set up shop in the empty Rasputin Records store on El Camino, in Mountain View. There are about 30 different booths in the space that was sitting empty for a few years. It's a great idea. Why not allow someone in the community to temporarily use vacant office or retail stores? It allows local artists to show their talent and make money, as opposed to the public walking or driving by and seeing only empty windows. I love this idea.
Mountain View artist, Kathy Bronte, is the organizer and you'll see her booth, Yellow Rose Design, as soon as you walking in the door at 1939 W El Camino Real, Mountain View. Within the group of artists, you can find handmade jewelry, ceramics, lots of dinosaur themed items, handbags and tote bags, table linens, honey, baby wraps, toys and dolls, soap, succulents, holiday decor, unique menorahs, ceramic tiles, some beautiful paintings, knitted and crocheted scarves and hats, and local photography. There are so many interesting items; you really need to see it to understand.
A small portion of the proceeds from this pop-up market are going to help victims of the recent California fires. If you know of any vacant office or retail space that would work well for something like this, please consider connecting artists and property managers. Kathy, from Yellow Rose Designs would be able to answer questions about how to make it happen. (kab at kabcreative.com)
Shop local, shop handmade. I love Mountain View.