THE MISSION

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At Smart + Becker, we believe the key to success as a creative is having the opportunity to test and develop products in the retail marketplace, show your work to a captive audience, and share your expertise with an eager community. To this end, we offer exhibition, consignment, pop-up shop, and DIY workshop opportunities for creatives of all kinds. 

Additionally, owner Ryan-Ashley Anderson -- designer of the namesake jewelry collection as well as a marketing / branding professional -- offers consultation and marketing services for artists and creatives at all stages of entrepreneurship.

 
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DIY WORKSHOPS

DIY workshops are taught by artists, makers, and creatives who teach a range of subjects including coiled bowl-making, visible mending, embroidery, knitting and spinning, hand-lettering, jewelry-making, floral arranging, and more.

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CREATIVE SERVICES

Owner Ryan-Ashley Anderson offers comprehensive brand-building services, including consultations, brand audits, development and execution of social media strategy, web design, creative direction, creative project management, and photo / video shoot production, to name a few...

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HANDMADE GOODS

 All goods are handmade by independent designers and include home goods crafted by leatherworkers and textile designers, hand-stitched and thoughtfully designed leather accessories, handmade jewelry, small-batch clothing, and more. 

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1st friday ART SHOWS + POP-ups

Each month we feature a different artist or maker, and the opening reception falls on the First Friday of that month. Visitors are able to experience a meaningful body of work as well as meet the artist.

Interested in submitting a workshop, exhibition, DIY workshop or pop-up shop? Please submit here.

Interested in booking creative services with Ryan-Ashley? Please contact her here.

DISCOVER YOUR NEXT LOVE

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Whether you're an accomplished maker or you're just in the mood to learn something new, our expert artists, makers, and other talented folks are here to hold your hand (or give you a long leash) every step of the way.

Either way, you're sure to make at least one new friend. Reserve your spot in an upcoming workshop below. 

Interested in submitting a DIY workshop idea? Please submit here.

 

Community constellation: A group fiber art project

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Every month since we opened, we've featured a different artist, but we're going to do something a little different this time -- a group art project!  Join us Friday, September 7 for a 20% off end-of-season sale, sips and snacks, and to participate in a temporary constellation-like installation on the back wall of the shop!

 

 
 

This particular project was inspired by (and photo was borrowed from) this website, Motte, which is a conglomeration of personal stories, a hotchpotch of ideas and a whole bunch of inspiration. Check it out.

 

THE COLLECTION

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The Smart + Becker retail collection is curated to represent talented artists and makers who are on the rise. We feature ceramicists, leatherworkers, jewelry designers/makers, small batch clothing designers, thoughtful home goods, textile designers, visual artists, and accessories designers. 

We showcase the work of our consigners at the storefront, seek + create additional retail opportunities with similar creative retail concepts, and create pop-ups to represent their work throughout the southeast. 

Shop the collection at the storefront or sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter to discover when S+B will be bringing the collection to a pop-up or exhibition near you. 

Learn about our artists and makers by clicking on individuals below.

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY

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Whether you're interested in attending DIY Workshops, creative events, pop-ups, and art receptions at the Knoxville storefront, or reading about our artist and maker crushes on the journal is more your thing, there are lots of ways to stay connected -- online and #IRL.

 

SOCIAL

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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THE NEWSLETTER

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