Studio on 6th Kids' Shopping Day

Studio on 6th Kids' Shopping Day

Date: Sat. Nov 9, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration: 7 Hours
Event Street Address: Studio on 6th, 215 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL
Event Info Phone: 217.494.4134
Event Info Email: studioon6thart@gmail.com

Under the new ownership of Alicia Bibb, Studio on 6th at 215 S. 6th St. will host a Kid’s Shopping Day from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, to introduce the shop’s 20 new local artists and invite the community to check out the new “Reading Room” featuring gifts made by kids and people with special needs. Local Children’s Book Author Pam Stone will guest read from her books, “Oscar’s Adventures in the Woods” and “The Watermelon Party” from 11:00-1:00 p.m. Face painting, kids’ activities and refreshments will also be featured. “We are most excited about reaching out to our community and finding ways to give back to Springfield through our newly created “Reading Room,” tells store owner Alicia Bibb. “We have young artists from Springfield Christian School and special artists from SPARC and UCP who have created some amazing art medium for sale at a very low price in this room. These artists keep 75% of their profit leaving 15% to be donated to a local charity of choice by these entrepreneurs and 10% goes to the Studio to cover operating costs. Every item, even if it’s only $1, gets specially wrapped in a gift bag with tissue and ribbon.” The Reading Room is a great place for kids and customers to take a break with a magazine or book and will play an important role in the store’s new community outreach focus during the traditional downtown First Fridays and Holiday Walks when the store is packed with shoppers. Studio on 6th first opened its doors nearly 10 years ago as a means for local artists to display and sell their medium, while earning 100% of their sales. “Everything in the store is hand-made or recycled,” Bibb concludes. “Everything is one-of-a-kind and made from scratch or recycled.” For more information or to get on the Studio’s newsletter email list for customers, contact Bibb at studioon6thart@gmail.com.