Wednesday, June 3, 2015

These Places Are InGRAINed:

It's Summertime and our scruffy little city is alive and kicking! We're honored to present local artist Lindsey Teague as our June First Friday artist. She photographs beloved places in Knoxville and then prints the images on wood.






Stop by Rala this Friday from 6 -10 to meet Lindsey and see her work. 
 
Happy June!

 


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cold (Gold) is Blazing Hot

It's First Friday again, and we're so proud to be featuring one of our own this month. Alaina Smith is our store manager, but did you know that she also makes leather goods and geometric jewelry? 


In just two years, Alaina has grown her brand, Cold Gold from a modest Etsy store, to being a featured seller on Etsy Wholesale. Her work is now carried in boutiques and shops around the country! In addition to that, she will be showing her work at Knoxville's Retropolitan Craft Fair on May 30 AND Nashville's Porter Flea on June 5-6. 


As if that isn't enough, Alaina has been chosen to be 1 of 22 Etsy Wholesale shops showing at NY NOW in August of this year. Sheesh!




She's on a roll, so make sure to see her new work this Friday from 6 -10pm. Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away, so grab up something special for your mama.


Cheers!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow

Spring has sprung, and we're ready to celebrate the rebirth of beautiful living things.
 For April's First Friday we present the beautiful pastel organisms that grow out of
Carri Jobe's artistic brain.
 Carri works with oil paint and hand embroidery, making her work come to life in the detail.






Stop by Rala this month and check out Carri's collection of unique colors and shapes.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Build Your Nest

Spring is almost here, and we are celebrating its arrival with new ceramics by Knoxville artist, Amy Hand. As our featured artist for March, Amy designed her pieces for the season by using pastel glazes, soft textures, and cloud shapes! There are even a few feathery friends...
 
 




 
 
Come to Rala, and we will help you prepare your nest for warmer weather. Amy's work is fired, glazed, and ready to add some Spring to your morning routine. She will be featured all month long, so don't miss it!
 
Happy March!
 
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not your typical A-list party...

When you think of an A-list party, you think of beautiful
celebrities in all their sparkling glory, right?
Us too! 

This First Friday, we're beside ourselves to present our
 very own Paris Woodhull.
Put on your best party attire and get ready to rub elbows with some
 fabulously fancy folk.







Consider yourself one of the elite because you are invited to come to Rala this
Friday Feb.6, from 6pm-10pm.
Paris will be here meeting and greeting...you might even get her autograph!

See y'all soon! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Double Down for December

Happy Holidays, Friends, Folks, and Followers!
Rala is happy to welcome back Brian Pittman and Cynthia Markert for a joint First Friday event. Our walls are stuffed, so make sure to stop by and grab a piece for a friend, or for yourself!


While you're here, check out our unique selection of cards,  gifts and goodies.
 





Let Rala wrap your gift!
 Buy some of our beautiful letterpress wrapping paper and don't sweat the folding and cutting.
 We've got you.



Thanks for shopping local!
Happy Holidays from Rala.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oh, Come Let Us Adore Them:

It's that time again: First Friday time!

Before all of the holiday lights and trees come out, let's take a moment to appreciate the breath-taking artwork Knoxville has to offer in November. This month, we are showcasing local artist, Brian Pittman. He free hand draws imaginary cathedrals - check it out:
 
 
 
He has pieces in all shapes and sizes.
 
 
 
 
He even draws floor plans and rose windows!
 
 
 
Make sure not to miss this beautiful display, because seeing it in person is inspiring!
 
 
Come see us from 6-10pm on Friday, meet the artist, and take in the beautiful art!
 
Cheers!
 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's getting COLDER out...

Cool, Crisp Fall weather is finally here and
RALA is excited to present local leather and jewelry maker
COLD GOLD for October First Friday.

 Alaina Smith of COLD GOLD makes everything from wallets to keychains to jewelry, all with a fresh, geometric-inspired eye.



And for all you UT fans out there:





Make sure to stop by this Friday, October 3rd from 6pm - 10pm to meet Alaina and see her new work. Happy Fall Y'all!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Making It Pop with Jon Pemberton

Rala is proud to present returning First Friday artist, Jon Pemberton.
You will remember him by his colorful and graphic pop art presented on suitcases and wall pieces.
 
 
 
Jon's body of work celebrates some inspiring ladies...


 
Some strong presidents...

 
And some total goof balls.


 
We're excited to show you these pieces and many more on
Friday, August 1st from 6pm til 10pm.
We'll be here with some sweet tunes and plenty of shenanigans!
 
Come see us!

Friday, July 4, 2014

We're feeling especially Independent...

Whether you plan to spend your day grilling with family, riding your bike around Knoxville or watching fireworks, the Fourth of July is a special summer day. While it may not traditionally be a gift-giving holiday, if you're looking for something Red, White or Blue we've got you covered!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Want to keep up with the goings on at Rala?
 
We love our country and our customers, too! So be safe, eat a hotdog, and have a fabulous
Fourth of July!