Sunday, March 4, 2012

Loving The Grassroots Gallery!

I love when random events collide and you end up discovering something wonderful that you didn't know existed. This weekend I stumbled upon The Grassroots Gallery
Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street, Rochester
Door 1, Suite 157
This past Thursday I noticed that fellow RNESTer  Kristen (owner of K5 Art) had mentioned on our team blog that she was vending at The Grassroots Gallery at the Hungerford Building for First Friday  and that there were spots still up for grabs. I jumped on the opportunity and e-mailed Grassroots that very day.

K5 Art sells colorful Scrabble tile pendants and so much more! 

(For those of you who are not from Rochester or who have not heard of the Hungerford, it is an old warehouse type building in which hundreds of local artists have set up their studios. They hold many events throughout the month, but the most popular and well known is 'First Friday'.  Every first Friday of the month, most of the artists open their studio doors to the public so you can meet the artist, purchase some incredible creations, and perhaps get to see the artisan at work.)

The Hungerford Building
Kari, one of the owners of Grassroots contacted me back right away and confirmed a vending spot for me. At 6pm on Friday I was set up and ready to sell!
My little slice of heaven at the Gallery 
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my experience there. The Grassroots folks are so down to earth and welcoming. The whole atmosphere has a warm and friendly vibe. Right away I felt at ease and they treat you as if you have always been 'one of the gang'. 
Besides the brilliant art all around, you could also enjoy a complimentary drink and yummy hors d'oeuvres, an interactive piece of art they want you to contribute to, and on many occasions, they even bring in live music.
interactive art piece 
ceiling in the main gallery
comfy room off of the main gallery. It has the feel of
hanging out in a friend's living room
They happen to be having an event on Saturday to celebrate Mary's birthday. (one of the gallery owners) and they graciously invited me to set up my wares at the shin dig. When I got there on Saturday, the whole place had been decorated with vibrant balloons and colorful streamers.
They had an extremely talented group of musicians called Last Note playing all night. And when I say all night, they rocked it out until almost 1am. By the end of the night everyone had literally kicked off their shoes and were dancing like nobody was watching, including me. It was truly a night to remember. 
Last Note
My Saturday set up 
And I wont soon forget my stellar night at The Grassroots Gallery because I purchased this awesome work of art. Goes perfect with my new purple walls. Loving it!


  1. The Hungerford Building is the best place on Earth!

  2. Is that a Tim Mack piece? Love his style! Grace has a huge piece of his in her bright yellow bedroom!