What exactly is Rala? Well, they like to refer to themselves as a “shoppery”, part shop part gallery. If you've got a creative bone in your body, this is the place to go. No creative bones but you enjoy others work? This is a one stop shop for local and regional arts and crafts options. The store sells everything from pictures, cards, clothes and more. Works are evaluated by a committee before being chosen then sold on a consignment basis for sixty days. Just this afternoon I stopped by the shoppery and found myself surrounded by unique creations that I hadn't seen anywhere else in the city. My favorite choice among the different options were the vast assortment of unique cards. With a card for every occasion, this is the store I would recommend to visitors looking for a unique creation to take back home with them. While talking to the sales clerk, I found out about their featured artist on every First Friday of the month, with a new person showing their work each time. My favorite decorative piece was a "Hey ya'll Tennessee" print that I have down on my current wish list of things I want! Whether you are looking to find some new options to decorate your home, to wear, or give as gifts, get creative and head to Rala! For more information, visit www.shoprala.blogspot.com.
Local and Regional Artists Featured at Knoxville's Most Creative Shop
June 19, 2012 11:00 AM by Erin Donovan