Posted on June 13, 2022 by Jill Fitz Hirschbold | 0 comments
100 % Local, Handmade Gifts at Side Street Studio!
It has certainly has been an unprecedented time and hard to believe that 2 years ago we were just opening the store again after being closed for 10 weeks! I can’t thank everyone enough for the support we receive everyday and during that time. Every purchase made at Side Street Studio not only supports a small, independent, woman run business but a whole community of local BC Artists and Makers. By “Shopping Local” you have really made a difference for all of us.
Currently we represent over 150 Local BC Artists and Makers but since the store opened 38 years ago over 600 artists have showcased their work in the Studio. We strive, both in-store and on our extensive website (sidestreetstudio.com), to offer a really wonderful range of unique designs and prices on handmade, West Coast inspired;
Jewelry, Pottery, Wood Turnings, Glass Art, Small Works, Textiles, Sculptures, Gift Cards, Photography, Metalwork, Natural Soaps, Bath Salts, Candles, Organic Honey, Organic Teas and much more.
We have thousands of 100% locally made items to choose from and rarely a customer leaves empty handed. Whether you are searching for a keepsake during your visit or looking for that special wedding gift we really do have something for everyone.
I travel Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and to Vancouver on a regular basis visiting our artists and their studios to pick up stock for the store. Building these personal relationships and hearing their stories of where their inspiration comes from is the key in creating connections between their work and our customers.
I’m so grateful to represent the work of so many talented local artists and makers, for the amazing group of women who work beside me in the store and our wonderful customers!
Jill Fitz Hirschbold
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204-2250 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, BC V8R 1G5