A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony, Part 6, Studio 40, Art-to-Wear and Fine American Crafts
Mary Chappell, a textiles artist from Virginia, moved to West Virginia in 1980 to open a gallery at the Greenbrier's Art Colony. She now resides in Lewisburg, WV and has been at the Greenbrier for 30 years.
"My mission has always been to link talented artists with an educated and admiring public. I have been involved with the retail sale of handcrafted goods since 1976, when a friend and I opened a weaving supply shop and gallery in Harrisonburg, VA. I was a producing artist at the time, and, in 1979, I was given the opportunity to open a weaving studio at The Greenbrier’s Artist Colony."
Studio 40, West Virginia’s premier wearable art gallery, opened April 1, 1980. Mary said that customer demand was so great that she soon began adding other artists’ work.
By 1989, Studio 40 was representing around 50 American artists, and now that number exceeds 110. In Mary's gallery, she now carries a sophisticated and artful mix of clothing, jewelry, handbags and home accessories, all handcrafted by some of the best and most creative artists in the country. "We are also proud to represent the work of many emerging artists….a practice that keeps the inventory fresh, fun and full of youthful creative energy," says Mary.
Studio 40 has been honored three times as a “Top 100 American Craft Retailer” by Niche Magazine, a publication for American craft artists and galleries.
Art Colony at The Greenbrier Hotel
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Phone: (304) 536-4898
Stop by Studio 40 and check out the more than 110 American artists and designers. You will find a wide selection of art-to-wear from painted and pleated silk evening wear and playful, silk-screened linen separates to colorful, one-of-a-kind outerwear and accessories, and home décor.
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This is the 6th of the eight retail stores located at The Greenbrier's Art Colony Shops. Next post will be on The Pottery. See the previous posts:
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