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.
Click here to read the full interview
Click here to visit Buddy’s Facebook Page and view more of his art
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.
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.
Click here to view the video.
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.
Contributing Artists include:
|Candace AndersenHeather Ackley
|Tiffany HuberChris Kirkham
We’re always flattered when we receive coverage by our fantastic, local media. Most recently, Matthew Piper, from the Salt Lake Tribune, stopped by for a visit. Marcus took him on a tour of the store and described the process for bringing Mod a-go-go to life. Their discussion revolved around the creative process and the logistics of renovating our historic building, bringing it back to its 1950′s glory.
After a chat with Marcus, it was Eric’s turn to discuss the business concept, the idea origination and the strategy behind the business. It was fun to share the experiences at Westminster College and the support the school offered in taking our store from an idea, to a legitimate business.
We appreciate the notes Piper included from one of our artists, Heather Ackley, as well as an interview with Linda Muir, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Westminster College. These two ladies were early adopters of our concept and played instrumental roles in launching Mod a-go-go. We can’t express enough gratitude for the article and hope that you enjoy the read.
Click here to read the full article.
As many of you know, Mod a-go-go has attracted quite the following of our geeky friends. Big Shiny Robot is a Salt Lake City produced, geek website and podcast. These guys know geeks and know how to do geek well.
We’re as excited as a zombie at Comic Con to welcome Big Shiny Robot as sponsors of our Halloween Group Show, during our Gallery Stroll. Don’t forget your costume and join us on Friday, October 18 from 6pm to 9pm and see Halloween themed art from local artists. It’s going to be the most entertaining place to be, on Friday night.