Did you know that when you bring your interesting finds up to the sales associate at Rare Device, you could be talking to the person who made them? Many current and former Rare Device employees are artists or designers and have lines carried by Rare Device! Art prints, greeting cards, fiber jewelry, patches, notebooks, zines - the list goes on!
One of Rare Device’s primary missions is to support independent artists and artisans, with a particular focus on West Coast makers. So, in addition to stocking their work and curating monthly gallery shows and periodic pop-up shops, we have a lot of independent artists working here, it’s just a natural fit. They tend to be aligned with Rare Device's values and mission and can often offer customers helpful information based on their own artistic experience and expertise.
Every year we turn our gallery wall at our Divisadero location over to the RD artist-employees for one of our gallery shows. This year the show is called Reawakening and it will be up from March 10 - May 1, with an opening reception on this Friday, March 10 from 6-9pm.
Reawakening is a theme that reflects both the season of Spring with all its newness and the fact that each artist, in their work, is drawn to the natural world. ‘Reawakening’ suggests new growth, fresh starts, and being fully present. It shows itself in multiple ways: a sprout pushing up out of the ground, a new creative approach, or a focus on being more alive. The works shown, in all the diverse mediums, are reflective of what ‘reawakening’ means to each artist.We hope you can stop in, say hello, admire their work, and perhaps bring some of it home. You may discover that you already have!
We hope to see you at the opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 6-9pm, at 600 Divisadero Street, San Francisco.