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Shockoe Design Day II

Join us on Saturday March 24th to celebrate Richmond as the Capital of Creativity and learn how our historical roots have inspired our local community. ‘Made in America’ highlights American artists as Shockoe merchants, advertising agencies, restaurants, architects and residents come together to make Shockoe the center for design.

Enjoy a day filled with local music, food, shopping, design discussions and activities located around the 14th Street, Turning Basin and Virginia Street.

•Virginia Street Gallery
-Indoor artisan market at gallery space
-Outdoor artisan market
-Live Music throughout the day on Saturday along Turning Basin & Canal
-Farmer’s Market along Turning Basin and Canal
-20+ vendors
-Virginia Street & Turning Basin
-www.virginiastreetgallery.com

•Segway of Richmond
-Giving FREE 10min tours/trials on Segways
-Turning Basin and Canal 11:00am-4:00pm
-www.segwayofrichmond.biz

•Gallery A
-Myron Helfgott will be at Gallery from 4-7:00pm discussing his current show, and all aspects of his long and multifaceted art career
-Canal & Virginia Streets
-www.gallerya.biz

•LaDiff
-Showcasing great North American made product
Special guests/speakers:
-Royale Wiggin, President of Thayer Coggin
-Tim Copeland of Copeland Furniture
-David and Sally Ramert from Richmond’s own Metro Modern
-14th & Dock Streets
-www.ladiff.com
-SALE on all North American made furniture and home accessories

•Bio-Diversity
- A group show of local designers and craftsmen curated by Chris Fultz of Fultz Architects. On loan from the Eric Schindler Gallery, the show will occupy the former Ten Thousand Villages space on 14th Street.
For more information visit:
www.fultzarchitects.com
www.ericschindlergallery.com
www.facebook.com/events/274893502579732

•Dransfield Jewelers
-Workshop Tours with Don Dransfield @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
-Mention Shockoe Design Day and 15% off select items
-1308 Cary Street
-www.dransfieldjewelers.com

If you don’t know the history of the formation of the Shockoe Design District, check out this little blurb from our first Design day:

There are few neighborhoods across the United States that are synonymous with shopping and style.  It didn’t take Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman to make Rodeo Drive famous, but everyone knows it is the place to go if you visit the City of Angels.  Weekend trip to the Big Apple?  A stroll through Soho is always in the cards (or it should be!).  So what about The River City?  We’ll be bold: we think that Shockoe is becoming a national epicenter of design and style!

Good things have been brewing here in RVA for quite some time.  An underlying excitement and buzz that something big is just around the corner; a contagious energy that great and huge things are happening on this city’s streets and in its shops.  It’s fueled by the loyalty to all things local, the multitude of events and opportunities here, and by the pure fact that Richmonders LOVE Richmond.

 

 

 

That is why we have gathered together as a community here in Shockoe.  Not necessarily to create something new, but to illuminate and encourage what we know already exists.

So join us this Saturday for what is sure to be an awesome day.  What better way to spend your weekend than celebrating Richmond and American design?!

 

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