TWEAT: ARTIST MADE BIRD FEEDERS

"Eleven Phoenix artists were invited by MADE art boutique to create a bird feeder for twEAT: artist-made bird feeders, our latest in an ongoing series of artist-themed exhibitions. After a year of hiatus, we are excited to kick-off the recommencement of these themed exhibitions at MADE starting June 15 and will be on display through August 30, 2012. There will be an opening reception on June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at MADE art boutique, where people can get a chance to meet the artists.

Bird Feeders provide more than just cheap take-out for our fine-feathered friends. They are a great way of livening up your front porch or backyard, and owning one allows you to relax, observe, and connect with nature from the comfort of home.

Bird feeders can come in any shape or size, and can be filled with anything from traditional seed, to peanut butter, to sugary nectar for hummingbirds. These artists have all put their creative juices to good work to design something fun and unique in which to serve the in-flight meal. All objects will be for sale.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Brett Berres
John Ebinger
Lizeth Garcia
Erik James
Andrew King
Holly Leigh
Lindz Lew
Mary Meyer
Ellie Richards
Joe Willie Smith
James Sulak”

-Frontdoors News Network

NEW TIMES - BEST OF PHOENIX 2011

MADE ART BOUTIQUE : BEST SHOPPING ON ROOSEVELT RO

“MADE art boutique does just what a good little indie shop should do: It sells the work of our very best local artists and crafters, with a few mainstream treats thrown in for good measure (and sales volume). On recent trips, we found handmade vanilla ginger soaps by Emelmahae, subversive T-shirts by Sebastien Millon, and letterpressed cards by Seesaw Designs. MADE is our go-to spot for Lucky B Design’s crystal necklaces and owner Cindy Dach’s embroidered kid T’s. But lately we’ve been stopping by just to read the wickedly inappropriate refrigerator magnets for sale. Those we’ll let you check out for yourself.”

-Phoenix New Times

PHOENIX UNDERGROUND: MADE ART BOUTIQUE

Phoenix Underground did a 5 part video series profiling MADE art boutique in October, 2011, as part of a series that focuses on local businesses in different communities in Downtown Phoenix. The links to the 5 videos are below:

Part I - MADE art boutique: What experience will I have?

Part II – What are the origins of MADE art boutique?

Part III – What was the evolution of MADE?

Part IV – A small group of people can do great things!

Part V – Social Marketing and MADE marketing.

-Phoenix Underground

MADE ART BOUTIQUE WORKSHOPS 2011 ROUNDUP

"Okay kids, bust out your smartphone calendars and get ready to tap in some kick-butt classes at MADE ART BOUTIQUE.

We’ve got their 2011 line-up through March right here:

WIRE WRAPPED RINGS WITH CHELSEA BROOKS
Tuesday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.
We rely on crafty people to make boring objects pretty. Brooks will show her class how to take ugly wire and turn it into cute jewelry — rings, to be specific. Join in for $35 (the cost includes materials) and walk out with two new pieces of bling on your hands.

See more workshops and classes after the jump.

VISUAL ART JOURNALING WITH CYNDI COON
Tuesday, February 8, 6:30 p.m.
You’ve seen what this woman can do in our Thrifty Maker posts and with Laboratory 5 (full disclosure: Cyndi Coon writes for Jackalope Ranch). If you dig her style, check out her workshop in which she’ll show participants how to make a visual art journal. Class costs $30 and all supplies are included.

SOCIAL MEDIA WITH GREG ENSELL
Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.
So we all know (or we all should know) a little bit about social media by now. But for small business owners, social media is KEY to keeping your business alive. Learn all about it with Ensell who works as the Manager for Government and Public Affairs for Cox Communications and has led the company’s use of social media. Free admission.

LEGAL ISSUES FOR SMALL BUSINESS WITH JENNIFER DELGADO
Tuesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.
So this isn’t as fun as making rings or visual journals but for small business owners, it’s a great way to spend a Tuesday night. Delgado is a business attorney and a small business owner (she started her own law firm in 2005). She’ll tell you all the things you need to know from a legal standpoint and she’ll do it for free.

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR OWN ARTWORK FOR ONLINE SHOPS WITH HEATHER HILL
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.
We’re completely jazzed that this class even exists. There’s nothing worse than visiting an artist’s website only to find awful photos of their work. Barf. Attention all web-savvy artists: please, please take this class (yes, we’re begging). Hill, a professional photographer, will teach you for $10.”

-Phoenix New Times

NEW TIMES - BEST OF PHOENIX 2010

MADE ART BOUTIQUE : BEST SHOPPING ON ROOSEVELT ROW

“Shopping at MADE isn’t just retail therapy — it’s a community happening. Cindy Dach curates a small but meaningful collection of crafts, books, and stuff you never knew you needed, along with a magazine rack filled with hard-to-find art mags. In so doing, she has made this little old house a magnet for Roosevelt Row mixing, mingling, and merchandising. Whether it’s ornaments handmade by kids at the holidays or a show of artist-made mobiles, it’s all affordable and irresistible and our only wish is that there were places just like MADE all up and down RoRow.”

-Phoenix New Times

NEW TIMES - BEST OF PHOENIX 2009

MADE ART BOUTIQUE : BEST SHOPPING ON ROOSEVELT

“Ever notice how some boutique shops rotate stock so infrequently that their selection is as stale as a week-old doughnut? That’s why we love MADE, whose fresh stock has yielded …new treasures every time we’ve popped in for First Friday. This artsy little shop offers a unique collection of accessories, including huge bejeweled rings and vintage magnets that make us giggle. There also are photo books, handmade soap, and cool wall panels by the likes of Roy Wasson Valle and Cyndi Coon. On recent visits, we scored a box of elegant monogrammed note cards (for the handwritten letters we’ve been meaning to write) and a handmade bowl for a birthday present (big hit!), as well as items from the small but significant selection of books and magazines.

To ensure you don’t perish of shopping ennui, MADE’s stock changes seasonally — incorporating rows of stockings and glittery ornaments during the holidays and random travel finds from local art consultant Ted Decker throughout the year.”

Phoenix New Times