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.

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