A GALLERY FOR MAKERS + LOVERS
We offer business incubation opportunities for makers and a high quality shopping experience for lovers of handmade.
Smart + Becker is an art gallery and creative space in East Knoxville, Tennessee, that provides visitors the opportunity to shop a small, curated collection of designer clothing, artisan-crafted leather and home goods, OOAK jewelry, and enjoy contemporary art exhibits by local, regional, and national artists.
Art exhibits rotate monthly, and the artist receptions fall on the First Friday of every month. Content ranges from abstract ceramics, to finely crafted textiles and embroidery pieces, to figurative and abstract paintings.
For those who prefer private shopping experiences, S+B is only open to the public TH-SU, 12-7, with time reserved M - W for private appointments. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing email@example.com.
Smart and Becker also offers DIY workshops that include topics including but not limited to embroidery samplers, macrame wall hangings, jewelry-making, leather work, and floral arranging. Want to schedule a private party to DIY with friends? We do that too. Just email us to schedule.
FRESH FROM THE STUDIO
Sea Change | New work by Ryan-Ashley
Sea Change necklaces are OOAK, each made with a variety of vintage beads and components, found objects, and semi-precious stones, strung on silk cord, and finished with a hand-stitched beadwork clasp that allows each piece to be fully adjustable with a maximum length of 40".
DISCOVER A NEW LOVE
You may just find the thing you had no idea you were looking for.
Whether you find yourself yearning for the perfect spring accessory or breezy top, or you'd like to bring more creativity into your life by learning a handmade skill, there's something for you at Smart + Becker.
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Coaching | Product Development | Biz Incubation | Brand Strategy
Ryan-Ashley has a background in marketing and advertising, and spends a lot of time providing coaching and consultation services to creative small businesses and makers / artists who would like to build businesses by marketing their craft. Learn more at her consultation website.
S+B | HPMKT
Ryan-Ashley is heading to High Point Furniture Market!
Twice a year, the furniture showrooms in High Point fill up with all the beautiful pieces from their newest collections, handcrafted for the upcoming season, and designers come from all over the world to shop the collections in person.
This year, Ryan-Ashley has been invited to speak on the subject of social brand-building at Southern Furniture Co. to help designers and creatives build a more authentic and strategic social media presence so they can create meaningful connections with heros, influencers, and potential clients.
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Smart + Becker is a gallery for makers and lovers, founded by jewelry maker, designer, and DIY instructor, Ryan-Ashley Anderson.
The brick-and-mortar iteration opened in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 2, 2018, creating a space for monthly artist exhibitions, a retail collection, and a host of DIY workshops, meet-ups, events, and product development incubation.
Smart + Becker is curated with sustainability in mind, and artisans are chosen based on aesthetic as well as studio practice. As much as possible, we try to source 100% made-by-hand goods that are created using natural fibers, found objects, and sustainably sourced materials, and do our best to seek out independent designers.
The Smart + Becker aesthetic is playful minimalism, because even the most simple designs should still be fun.
If you would like to get involved in the future on S+B projects, please email Ryan-Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder -- we only issue exchanges and store credit for returns, and art purchased during monthly First Friday exhibits may not be returned.