Brick and Mortar: The Striving Artist

Here is our first post from Melissa Williams Netherton of ZD Studio. She is our San Diego Craft Correspondent. 

The Striving Artist art gallery

The Striving Artist, a new art gallery located in the North Park area in San Diego, opened for business this month and is already getting quite a bit of attention! The gallery features unique, handmade items ranging from paintings to jewelry to home décor. Sam, the owner of the gallery, was inspired to start The Striving Artist as an undergraduate Art student when she realized that artists needed more venues to sell their work and patrons needed more places to buy authentic and unique art work at affordable prices. In addition to the gallery, she also wanted to have a place that offered a variety of art classes, both for youth and adults.

 
Wire Art Jewelry by Deborah Chase
Wire Art Jewelry by Deborah Chase - Wood and Paper Earrings by Shelley Schott

When choosing artists for The Striving Artist, Sam looks for people working in different mediums so that she can offer the most variety to her customers. She looks for artists at all levels, some of which have been making and selling their work for years and some who may be new but very talented.

Clay Accessories by Vicky DeLong

 Clay Accessories by Vicky DeLong - Jewelry by Theresa Rose

The Striving Artist will be hosting their Grand Opening event “Revealed” on October 22nd from 6pm-10pm. This event will feature many of the artists whose work is displayed and sold at the store as well as live entertainment. Please come by to support local artists and check out an exciting new gallery!

 

The Striving Artist is located at 3022 North Park Way San Diego, CA 92104.

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