Spring has Sprung!

We're currently open for normal spring hours- come visit us the following days and times at 136 S Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Thursday, 2-6PM
Friday, 12-6PM
Saturday, 12-6PM
Sunday, 12-4PM


Join us for the following events and workshops over the Spring + Summer!


Parliament's 5th Birthday + First Friday!

Holy what the what? Parliament is going to be 5 years old- can you believe it?! Join us for a birthday celebration from 6-9pm on First Friday, April 6th. Featuring draw from a hat for 5-25% off your purchases, Make-Your-Own earrings and keychains for $10, and of course, cupcakes!


Plant Sale!
First Friday,
May 4th

PLANTS PLANTS PLANTS! FLAUNT THAT FLORA AND FAUNA on First Friday on the Avenue for the Arts!

Have you been a jealous plant mama since our last sale? Wondering how you get to have any of those amazing plants you see when you drive down Division and wonder if we're a freaking plant store? Well, a whole lotta those little green babies are going to be FOR SALE at May First Friday!!!
So, come one, come all, and find the perfect plant for a Mother's Day gift or to add to your own collection!


Vivant Artisan Fair at Brewery Vivant, 4/29!

Find us hanging at the cathedral that is Brewery Vivant for a local maker's pop-up on Sunday, April 29th in their beer garten and event space, from 2-6pm. Parliament will be featuring the works from owner's Littlewings Designs and Harbinger Leather Design, with mug wraps, keychains, bags and more!


Littlewings Designs at Show of Hands Chicago, May 4-6th.

 

Parliament Co-founder Elyse Marie Welcher will be bringing Littlewings Designs to Chicago for Show of Hands Chicago in the Ravenswood Neighborhood! Show of Hands is a modern maker's market, featuring 80 vendors from the MidWest and beyond, held at Artifact Events in Chicago, IL. Shop a carefully curated array of beautiful handmade goods the weekend before Mother's Day!


Littlewings Designs at Made in MI Pop-Up, May 26th

Parliament Co-Founder Elyse Marie Welcher will be vending her line of leather-goods and accessories, Littlewings Designs, at the Made in MI Pop-Up Market Place on May 26th, at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, MI! Shop her summer collection at this beautiful market over Memorial Day Weekend, featuring all Michigan made goods and makers!


Becoming... Gemini Handmade- 

Rebranding Party- June 9th

Come celebrate as we share our new brand and store with you! Elyse + Jake are so excited to share their new vision for the space, Gemini Handmade's business offerings, and the new brand going forward. Launching in conjunction with Elyse + Jake's 30th Birthdays, this is a celebration of a new chapter for the shop as they move into a new chapter of life! More details coming soon!


Founder's Fest 2018

Founder's Fest 2018 w/ Gemini Handmade- June 16th

The new Gemini Handmade will be hitting the road and popping up at Founder's Fest 2018! Come visit Jake + Elyse as they vend their respective lines, as well as the work of other artists from the shop! This event is aged 21 and up, and requires a ticket purchase for entry from Founder's Brewery.


Upcoming Workshops with Parliament Makers!

Sashiko Patching Workshops: 5/11, 8/26, + 9/30

Learn to Sashiko Patch your jeans and other garments with Elyse Marie Welcher of Littlewings Designs! This workshop will cover the basics of sashiko patching, includes a zine, supplies, and instruction. Click here for times and sign up details!

Cost of Workshop: $25


Ultra-Violet- Natural Dye Workshop, May 12th

Ultra Violet: Achieve Natural Reds, Pinks and Purples.
Spend the morning learning about natural dyes and how to obtain reds pinks and purples using plants, barks, and bugs, with Megan Roach of Adventure Textiles. This workshop is a hands on dye study that we will be completing as a class and everyone will go home with samples and a recipe book with instructions on how to achieve their own natural colors at home. 
$45.00 supplies included


Stay tuned for our upcoming events, workshops, and hours as we head into autumn and ArtPrize season!