Hands on Creativity
- A little mess and a whole lot of fun!
After years of "storing" craft supplies in her office, dining room, bedroom, and never finishing a project before needing to put it away Stacey realized she needed a space. A place where anyone–from crafting hoarders to rookies–could make a mess and create. “Why not make a place,” she thought, “where not only can you pin ideas but actually try them. We’ll have paint, paper, yarn, and more. A playground for artist and DIY enthusiast alike. Someone can show up and work on any project they want."
People don't always have space to let their creative mind wonder. Now if you have the time, we have the place. Supplies and clean up included!
An idea was born, and the search was on. Where to open a space that was easily accessible, had parking, and could hold ALL the supplies? Enter Valley West Mall and the changing shopping scene. Thanks to some good advice from fellow women entrepreneurs, Stacey contacted Valley West and Artfull found a home.
Located right in the center, on the lower level, Artfull is easy to find for you and your friends. Grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat and then join us to relax and create. The closest entrance is the upper level between Jimmy John’s and Chipotle. Take the escalator next to the security desk, or elevator in front of JC Penny, down to our door! We are also easy to reach from the playground entrance (South) or Von Mauer’s covered parking (North).
Artfull came from a late night of meandering thoughts which then turned into practical research. I believe that life should be full of art and that art should be full of life. Expressions of life, emotions of life, or actual representations of life. The original name concept turned out to be too complicated and was shorten to just one word, Artful, defined as ‘a manner that shows creative skill or taste.’ The definition encompasses how art can be but not what I wanted others to feel about the space. Artfull is a place where anyone can bring art into their life on a regular and continuous basis. And so, the second ‘L’ was added! (Leading to many misspellings and redirected websites.) Now your art can fill your life in an everyday way and reflect the life you are, or want to be, living.
- From novice to expert, we are here to help.
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- Create on your own or book a guided session.
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- Activities for you and the kids!
- Give the gift of time and experiences.