TRUCKEE, Calif. - Kindred Artisan Shop embodies the lost art of craftsmanship, featuring local artists who specialize in using reclaimed and recycled materials. You will find a wide array of mediums from glass and metal jewelry, handcrafted clothing, toys, felted hairpieces, bags, hats, nature essences, bath and body products using the finest natural ingredients and even some local gourmet favorites. The artisan shop is here to support artists so they can make a living from their work. Kindred takes 20 percent of sales going toward scholarship funds (Kindred plans to start offering scholarships in the summer of 2013).
Artists include Heather Rafferty, handcrafted clothing; Nicole Seaton, flameworker; Denise Kowal, soap maker; Ted Koutz, metalworker; Shelley E. Rike H.H.P., C.P.I., L.M.T., Heart Beat Groove and Nicole Ashton Martin.
At the Kindred Art and Folk Institute they focus on making the skills and knowledge necessary for a harmonious life more widely available to the people of the Truckee/Tahoe Region and beyond. Experience the region's beauty through arts, natural history, and contemporary strategies for sustainable living. The mission of Kindred Art and Folk Institute is to support the community by providing creative, meaningful and sustainable educational opportunities, inspiring lifelong learning for individuals and families. Kindred is a nonprofit arts organization here to serve the community.
For more information please visit www.kindredtruckee.org or like them on Facebook for the most up to date information on all Kindred happening. Kindred Art and Folk Institute is located at 10015 Palisades Drive, Ste. A4, Truckee.