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Vintage Hot Spot - Store Tour & Interview - Red Velvet Art Store in Springfield Missouri

Welcome to another Vintage Indie Hot Spot! We are so excited to be sharing with you a tour of the recently opened Red Velvet Art Store in Springfield Missouri. We've also had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely owner Elsie Flannigan   (be sure to click on the photos for a closer look)


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When did you open?
February 1! It's been a wonderful and very busy month.

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What types of art do you offer at Red Velvet Art Store?
We carry art from independent artist and handmade goods. We have original art, prints, accessories, home decor and a little bit of handpicked independent music! We have fresh items weekly and a new art installment on the first of each month.
 
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What is your shop address?
200 E. Commercial 
Springfield Missouri

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What are your hours?
12-7 Tuesday-Saturday 
12-5 Sunday 
(Closed Mondays & Holidays)

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Do you hold any special events at your store?
Yes. We have a party every first Friday. The stores on the street where our store is also stay open. My favorite vintage store in all the world is across the street. It's called "The Style".  Parties are one of my favorite things!

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Is shopping indie and small businesses important to you? If so, why?

Of course! I haven't worked at a normal job in about 5 years, so supporting artists is very important to me. I buy most of my gifts from other artists and shop indie & vintage as much as possible. I feel lucky to live in the Midwest where flea markets and thrift shops are plentiful! My boyfriend is an independent musician.  We are both directly affected by people who choose to shop with independent artists and it's something that has become a huge priority in our everyday lives!

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You can also visit Red Velvet Art online at their website as well as their blog.
 
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Thank you Red Velvet Art for a wonderful tour and interview, we wish you the best of luck at your new store!

Comments

Gina M. Smith

I just love Elsie! I've followed her for 2-3 years! She's so funky! I'll have to go there!

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