Lark Street Mercantile at ACG Vendors
Skin Deep Naturals
From the Maker: "Skin Deep Naturals came to fruition in 2014, when founder Octavia Maxwell created her first product called The Body Butter...There is no one more important to Octavia than her loyal customers. She prides herself on being attentive and listening to their feedback while learning their needs.
The owner continues to make collaborations with other local small businesses to continue expanding and making amazing products for all her clients. Currently, they have collaborated with BioSoil Farm, a local Hemp Farm to produce a new CBD Skin Care line that is currently available online [and at Albany Center Gallery]."
Some products that are at the Mercantile at ACG include Loofah Soap, Coconut Milk & Hemp Body Lotion, CBD Hemp & Body Oil, Hemp Leaf Body & Facial Scrub, Hemp Tea Goats Milk Soap, Down & Dirty CBD Mud Mask, and more.
Learn more about Skin Deep Naturals at their website www.skindeepnaturalsbyom.com
About the Maker: Tamara White is the Owner of Lark Street Mercantile and the Bell House Project in Troy, NY. She creates upcycled and original designs that are hand crafted.
From Tamara: "Our products are original designs, skillfully sewn and individually hand crafted using a variety of vibrant materials. We make small batch items and strive to use up all materials, no matter how small the pieces. Incorporating up-cycled, second hand, found and non-traditional materials is also a growing initiative in our designs. We offer custom work, repairs and remakes as well to help reduce waste through conscious consumption and repurposing."
Jovilla White has a collection of handmade face masks at the Mercantile at ACG.
To learn more about the artist, visit their website at https://www.jovillawhite.com
From the Maker: "I am an artist based in Medford, MA, working locally and throughout the greater Northeast. I grew up in (and still love!) upstate New York.
My practice involves illustration, site-specific murals, custom art, product design and teaching workshops. My portfolio is influenced by a range of mark-making and craft techniques, including printmaking and embroidery, and a range of visual styles, involving painterly, cartoony, and illustrative approaches.
Across all of my projects, I seek to use my artwork to create opportunities for levity, delight, and humor – and/or to give the viewer an immersive looking experience, through carefully detailed compositions."
Products created by Kit Collins at the Mercantile at ACG include stickers, cards, and more!
Learn more about the artist by visiting their website at www.kitschcollins.com
Spruce & Sprout
From the Makers: "Spruce & Sprout is the Capital Region's premier modern macramé maker. Our Handmade collection is handcrafted with love in Albany, NY, using 100% organic or recycled cotton, and mostly other natural, sustainable and/or repurposed materials, giving a second life to single-used items that would've ended up in landfills and polluting our planet. Inspired by our world travels, our wall hangings, plant hangers, and other home decor and accessories are designed to add a little modern boho vibe to your home and life.
Spruce & Sprout was launched in January 2020 as a one-stop ecoshop carrying a variety of earth-friendly products to help eco-conscious individuals, families and small businesses make small but impactful choices in their everyday lives, for the planet and a more sustainable future. For more information or to shop our earth-friendly goods, please visit our website at www.sprucesproutshop.com"
The Mercantile at ACG has Spruce & Sprout products including Macrame Wall Hanging pieces, Macrame Multi-Purpose Jars with Tea Lights, Earrings, Mini Plant Hangers, and more!
Krilo Art / Bloom Into Hope
From Kristin (Krilo): "I paint whatever inspires me from my home studio in Upstate NY. I enjoy suggestive brush strokes and splashes of paint. Most of my exploration is with color. Enhancing the subtle colors found when you really look at an object or scene for what it is and not what you assume it to be. If you look long enough at something your automatic perception of it falls away and you begin to see it for what it truly is. It can be mind blowing. I like that sort of thing. I try to show it in my paintings, so you can see it too.
My Latest Collection 'Bloom Into Hope' was inspired by my personal growth in realizing the importance of allowing yourself to feel in order to heal. This collection is here to encourage those struggling to find hope. The comfort box and comfort shawl were created as ways to ship hope + comfort to those who need it most. My hope is that one day, this collection will become a beaming reminder of what they were able to get through."
The Mercantile at ACG includes Krilo Art / Bloom Into Hope products like mini–Bloom Into Hope paintings on canvas, Hope ornaments, Trees of 4 Seasons Notecards, Bloom Into Hope Comfort Shawls, and more.
Learn more about the artists by visiting their website at www.kriloart.com/#/
From the Maker: "Schenectady native Erin Eckler has always been that unique combination of artist and entrepreneur. She first conceptualized the EQWilbert brand in her late teens as a way to umbrella her various creative efforts under one mission: to be a professional artist.
Recycle, reuse, and heritage are common themes in her work. The findings in her jewelry are sourced from her grandmother’s Sarah Coventry costume jewelry she used to sell. The leather is scraps from Townsend Leather, a company run by members of her family on her husband's side. Many of the embellishments on the fiber items are sourced from recycled clothes, some of them beloved items from her personal collection. She likes to utilize and celebrate items typically discarded.
The guiding force behind EQWilbert designs is whimsy. Erin prides herself in bringing light and love into everything she does. A design is finished when it makes her smile–even better chuckle. These items are designed to be fun, whimsical, and stylish and bring out your inner unicorn!"
Products handcrafted by EQWilbert at the Mercantile at ACG include Leather Wallets, Crystal / Agate Suncatchers, Disco Crystals, Crystal Spirals, and more!
Learn more about EQWilbert by visiting their website at eqwilbert.com/
The Mercantile at ACG has a large collection of handmade Greeting Cards created by local and regional artists. Ranging from heartfelt to comedic, you can find a card for almost any occasion. Stop by and check them out today!
To learn more about each artist, visit their Instagram accounts listed next to their name.