Join Mod a-go-go for our “Abstract Works” Gallery Show on January 17, 2014 from 6-9pm, for January’s Gallery Stroll. For artists wishing to participate, please submit your entries to Mod a-go-go no later than January 15, 2014.
No mid-century modern, stylish home is complete without a classy bar setup. Knowing how difficult it is to find unique bar ware in Salt Lake City, we have stocked Mod a-go-go with fun ways to enjoy your favorite drink or entertain your guests.
In our quest to provide fun alternatives to entertaining, we recently approached the local entrepreneurs from Sugar House Libations. This creative group has created an organic, all natural way to dress up your high-end liquor with a line of simple syrups (we personally love the Cinnamon and Green Apple syrup with some vodka and club soda). Since stocking the store with their beautiful bottles of syrup, we’ve sold out of all of the product and had to order more.
Mod a-go-go was pleased to host Sugar House Libations for their recent photo shoot with the Salt Lake Tribune. With a back drop of mid-century modern furniture, and local art, Megan Pales poured cocktails in some of our elegant glasses. We’re thrilled for the success of Megan Pales, Bobby Taylor and Kenny Byron. We’re so pleased that they have joined us at Mod a-go-go as their syrups are the perfect addition to our bar ware theme.
Click here to read the full article in the Salt Lake Tribune
Making a name for yourself, as an artist, isn’t an easy accomplishment. The same goes for building a reputation as a gallery. It’s exciting for us however, to see Mod a-go-go’s reputation growing in the local art scene, along with our artists.
(Photo Credit: Laura Durham)
Laura Durham, with 15 Bytes Magazine, was interested in learning more about Mod a-go-go and conducted an interview with us for their December issue. Laura is very well connected in the local art community and it was a privilege for us to be noticed by a magazine dedicated to Utah Art.
We were flattered that Laura instantly recognized how we intentionally staged the store and appreciated the welcoming environment that we’ve tried to created. Laura said “to walk in is to step back in time, but unlike other consignment shops that pack their pieces in so tightly you have to watch your step, this layout is so open and inviting you don’t want to leave.” We try to stage our store like a living room. As Laura pointed out, we view our customers as guests and welcome you to Mod a-go-go the same way we would welcome you into our home.
Our Small Works Gallery Show, Friday, December 6, will feature these new ceramic robots by local artist, Darren Curtis. Darren’s ceramic sculptures are unique, creative and whimsical. They make the perfect addition to any eclectic art collection.
We widely advertise that Mod a-go-go is a home for local, creative people, with a focus on original art by new and emerging artists. Buddy Eyre was one of our first artists, who took a leap of faith, both in us and in his own talent. He joined us for our grand opening, when our walls were pretty bare, with only a few participating artists. He’s now one of our more successful painters, who is beginning to make a name for himself.
Buddy was recently interviewed by Gavin Sheehan on his blog, Gavin’s Underground, for City Weekly. Gavin is adept at finding local talent and fun places to be, in Salt Lake City. We’re so delighted for Buddy and his growing reputation in our local community, and across the country.
Mod a-go-go is proud to join American Express‘ “Shop Small” for “Small Business Saturday” on November 30, 2013. Our store is all local with original art work, hand crafted furniture and mid-century modern vintage from the 1950′s and 1960′s. We’re a little shop that’s making a big statement in our local community.
Join us for “Shop Small” and get 10% off any one item in the store! For you American Express Card Members, make sure you register your card and receive a statement credit for shopping with us. Good things at Mod this Saturday!
At Mod a-go-go, we’ve been lucky to meet some incredibly talented, and fun, local people. Emily Stromness Pettey is one of those fantastic people who just stopped by the store one day as she was drawn in by the window displays of a mid-century modern home. She is one of those people who one of her friends describes as “pure sunshine.” After two visits, in one day, we quickly learned why.
We held many conversations with Emily and learned more and more of her talent and passion for tango dancing. She discussed it in the store and expressed her enthusiasm for dance and for Mod a-go-go in nearly every discussion we had, through Facebook. It was natural for us to want to include her in Mod a-go-go in some way. In planning for our November, 2013 Gallery Stroll, we knew that we had to invite Emily, and her Salt Lake City Tango, to provide entertainment for our art-going crowd.
Emily invited her dancing partner, Nicholas, to show off in front of the crowd, during our evening event. As we manned the sales counter, countless customers approached us, expressing their delight in the dancing and the grace with which the two performed. At Mod a-go-go, we try to stand out from the rest, and Salt Lake City Tango certainly helped us to achieve that goal. Thank you Emily and Nicholas for sharing your talent and we hope that you’ll join us again soon, for another event.
Shortly after we opened Mod a-go-go, one of our customers stopped in to check out the store. Bradley Weischedel was so impressed with the space that he asked if he could rent it for he and Kamile Isingor’s wedding. While we hadn’t anticipated such a request, we quickly agreed to host this classy couple on their elegant day.
A few days and hours before the wedding, the store was bustling with a bride, groom, wedding planners, florists, caterers, friends and family all getting things ready for the big evening. All prepped with an impeccably decorated and staged gallery, Mod a-go-go was ready to welcome well-wishers.
With a packed house, and a back drop of some Halloween Themed artwork, Bradley and Kamile exchanged nuptials and embarked on a new life together. We’re honored that we had the privilege to host the Weishedels and participate in a new chapter of their lives.
Best wishes Bradley and Kamile. May happiness and fortune follow you through your life together.
Who can forget The Modern Chair, Design Showdown in September? We certainly can’t. We are overwhelmed by the continuous attention that we’re still receiving from the spectacular event. A most recent update is the new, promotional video that was filmed by Dan Kettle, of Elements in Motion.
Dan contacted us on the morning of the show and asked if he could stop by to film the competition. Dan is a talented artist, in his own genre. We were thrilled to have him participate in The Modern Chair and capture the occasion so beautifully.
Our November Gallery Stroll Show, on Friday November 15, 2013, will feature small works by local artists. These original art pieces, of $250 or less, make the perfect gift for the holidays. Why buy a copy from a big-box retail store, when you can get original art and support Salt Lake City’s local art community at the same time?
In true Mod a-go-go fashion, we always like to step it up and have fun at our events. So what can make this event even better? Tango Dancers! Join us for an evening of performances and dancing, with Salt Lake City Tango. As always, this event will be memorable.
Our October, Halloween Group Show was a monstrous success! We opened for Gallery Stroll at 6:00 p.m. right as the Ghostbusters Car rolled up in front of the store. With the Ecto-1 lights flashing, and music blaring, the ghouls and ghosts came to visit the show.
Mid-way through the evening, the store was filled with wall-to-wall people, standing shoulder-to-shoulder. The constant line at the register was evidence of the quality of the art work, and the support our local community provides for up and coming artists.
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to visit the show, we will have the Halloween themed pieces on display through the rest of October. It’s not a trick, but a real TREAT to see these affordable pieces of artwork. Stop by, wander through the store, and share with us your thoughts on your favorite works of art.