We're Back to Normal Hours- Thursday, 9/7/17!

Find us at the shop the following hours + times: 
Thursday: 2-6pm
Friday: 12-6pm
Saturday: 12-6pm
Sunday: 12-4pm

Plus, visit us EVERYDAY for ArtPrize 2017! See our Facebook Event here, or click the tab at the top of the page for our Full ArtPrize show hours and activities, September 20th- October 8th, 2017!!!


Plant Sale!
First Friday,
September 1st

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

That's right- you know all those plants you've been so envious of in our shop windows? Those ones 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 September First Friday!!!
So, come one, come all, and get a little bit of green for your home to carry summer into fall!


We are so excited to be part of first Found Cottage Mercantile Market at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds September 1 and 2! We are joining maker, picker, and creative friends from all over the United States to meet up for a two day market featuring food trucks, vintage vendors, handmade artisans and more, in the beautiful town of Holland, MI!!!
Early bird tickets are now available! Open to the public Saturday, September 2. Click here for tickets and more information!


44th Annual Eastown StreetFair- Saturday, 9/9!

 

Parliament is so excited to be vending once again at the ever-classic Eastown Streetfair!!! They've upped the ante once more this year with another stage, more bands than ever, and a beer tent- come visit the Parliament Pop-Up and so many other amazing and talented local creatives for a day of autumn family fun!


Earthwork Harvest Gathering- 9/15-17 w/ Littlewings Designs!

Parliament Co-Founder Elyse Marie Welcher will be vending her line, Littlewings Designs, this year at the 2017 Earthworks Harvesting Gathering Festival! Be sure to stop by her booth if you make it out for this beautiful weekend of soul, music, spirit, and heart-centered Harvest celebration, nestled in the rolling hills of Lake City, MI. Tickets and volunteer information available here!


"As Within, So Without": ArtPrize 9 at Parliament!

Join us for Parliament's 5th ArtPrize Exhibition! Featuring fiber installation art, the new Parliament Humans Collection, workshops, pop-ups, and drop-in craft days, including TWO FREE days thanks to a generous grant from ArtPrize! Click through to our ArtPrize Facebook event for full hours, or click the ArtPrize Tab at the top of the page for our full roster of events!


ArtPrize Opening Reception: 9/22

We will celebrate the works of our ArtPrize 9 show and the Parliament Humans Collection on Friday, 9/22, the first friday of the ArtPrize event. Join us and chat with the artists behind the works, shop the new Parliament Humans Collection, and learn all about our available workshops and gifts at Parliament!

View the Following Works and Chat with the Artists:

"Fragments of Old Bones: New Soul," by Gloria Kirk-Hanna

"The Air All Around," by Megan Roach and Elyse Marie Welcher

"The Parliament Humans Collection," featuring new works from Littlewings Designs, Adventure Textiles, and Harbinger Leather Design!


Runaway Press pop-up shop

Runaway Press Pop-Up Shop- 9/24!

Stop by and shop the goods of GR native Michelle Johnson of Runaway Press! Michelle works with traditional letter-press methods to create her naturally inspired cards, prints, journals, and other goods! Michelle will have an array of her work available for purchase, and will also be demoing the letterpress process on site from noon-6pm!!!
 

artprize drop-in days

ArtPrize Drop-In DIY Days- 9/20- 10/8!

Parliament is proud to offer a series of drop-in workshops throughout the ArtPrize season, including TWO FREE days thanks to a generous ArtPrize Venue Grant! Click here to see the upcoming dates, and be sure to join us for these fun and simple activities during your ArtPrize adventures!


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ArtPrize 9 Closing + Awards Viewing: First Friday, 10/6

Join us on First Friday, 10/6 to watch the streaming ArtPrize Awards at the shop on our projector, and celebrate the closing of "As Within, So Without!" 6-9pm.



Upcoming Workshops with Parliament Makers!

Sashiko Patching Workshops: 9/26 + 10/27

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: $20


Natural Dye from Your Kitchen Workshop: 9/17

Join Megan Roach, co-founder of Parliament and maker of Adventure Textiles, for an afternoon of fiber and color.  We’ll be exploring the magic of achieving a natural dyes from materials in your kitchen. Come prepared to learn how to set up natural dye pots, and dye with common food items like onions and tea. This workshop will cover safety/clean up procedures, how to prepare dye materials as well as where to purchase dye stuff. Each participant will leave with a small dye journal with instructions and samples from each of the colors studied. Click here for times and sign-up details!

Cost of Workshop: $35


Stay tuned for our upcoming events, workshops, and hours as we head into the late Autumn and the Holiday 2017 season!