Every time you pick up a coffee at your local café, grab lunch at the mom-and-pop shop, or buy a new bag from a local store, you're making an impact in your community. In fact, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stays in the local community.
Point of Vue magazine thrives on supporting our local community. In this spirit, our November PoV Pop-Up: Celebrating Locals allows our local artisans to place their best foot forward in a competitive shopping market around the holiday season. We welcome you to enjoy a unique shopping experience on November 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at La Carreta!
Presented and hosted by La Carreta of Houma, our Pop-Up event will be held in their spacious tented parking lot, merely steps away from the action and live music on their popular patio. La Carreta brings fun, fresh and festive Mexican cuisine to Houma, perfect for family gatherings, a night out or even a quick working lunch. Their full service bar serves famous margaritas, featuring both classic and unique flavor combinations, and much more!
We are excited to welcome nine artisans to our Celebrating Locals pop-up shopping event:
Sarah Hebert is a self-taught artist from Houma. Her artwork focuses on the beauty of the south, particularly south Louisiana. From the gorgeous magnolias to the uniquely historic French Quarter architecture, she loves to capture the details using heavy texture and a neutral/metallic color palette. A large part of Sarah’s work is painting custom commissions to perfectly fit a home. She aspires to create these southern pieces for people to enjoy as a reminder of the uniqueness and charm the south has to offer.
Stacey Fabre Impasto Artist Studio
Stacey Fabre enjoys the freedom of oil painting with palette knives verses brushes in an impasto style (heavy texture). Impasto is a three-dimensional painting style that is truly a sculptural form of painting. Every angle you view the painting from, you will see something differently. The way the light cast shadows off of the peaks and valleys of the textured paint are something you cannot achieve in a traditional painting style. Her art reflects the bright colors and incredible textures that surround us everyday.
Beaded Rhino is known for its unique designs and personal touch in every piece. From birthstone rosaries that keep your family and loves close, to memory bangles that allow you to wear a piece of your wedding dress any day of the week, she can customize your jewelry not just for adornments, but for keepsakes that you can get no where else.
Art by Sheri
Art by Sheri is a local self-taught artist who has a passion for fluid and abstract mediums as well as fine art and illustration. Thanks to a dear friend, Sheri has been able to combine her passion for creativity and her knowledge to produce function to many of her art pieces. This has allowed the creation of home decor, stationery, and much more.
“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but what we give.” Dana’s personal customized acrylic paintings are the perfect touching gifts for your loved ones. Her booth will include original designed New Orleans cityscape T-shirts, customized painting options, already made Christmas gifts, and unique crawfish platters.
K&G Bath & Body
K&G Bath & Body is women-owned local business that handcrafts all of their products. The ladies started this ‘hobby’ over 12 years ago with one hand scrub and a few candles and have grown to soaps, bath bombs, body scrubs and so much more! They are always looking for new products to offer their loyal customers.
Poparocksy is a local small business that specializes in handmade jewelry using raw gemstones and genuine leather. This started out as a family hobby of rock collecting in South Louisiana but turned into a creative outlet and business. The artist works with her customers to create unique and completely customized pieces of wearable art.
Ambient Media & Design – Herbal Earth Apothecary
My primary focus as an artist is Louisiana wildlife and landscapes with birds being my main subject matter and that being said, I tend to paint whatever speaks to me as an artist. I believe I am inspired to capture the tranquil freedom and elegant grace of the beauty all around us. My current works are primarily oil and acrylic paintings, but I do enjoy pastels. I enjoy using elements of impressionism along with techniques of realism.
Ellen McCord Art
Artist Ellen McCord’s favorite medium is paper pulp paintings. These paper pulp paintings are created in a process in which cotton linters and other recycled papers are over beaten and dyed so that the pulp is painted on a base sheet of paper using squeeze bottles. The water is then vacuumed out of the paper and set to dry. Torn paper, string and other natural materials are used to add texture.
Each of our PoV Pop-Up events is created to bring people together for a good time and to benefit a good cause. Throughout the evening, we will be hosting a benefit raffle for the Bayou Regional Arts Council.
Our Pop-Up events are our way of bringing stories to life from the pages of our magazine. We love being able to share and give back to the communities that have supported us over our 12 years. We look forward to seeing you at this event! For more information, please visit www.povpopup.com. •