In October 2002, after extensive travels, we realized how fortunate we were to see something different and be exposed to new ideas. In the end we realized most people were thirsty for some new perspective and just not given the opportunity to explore new ideas. Our solution was to create a store and gallery that provides well-priced, unique, and high-quality items to the community, while also supporting local and independent artists.
As artists ourselves, we want to give local and global artists a platform to express their true talent. Why buy a boring t-shirt from _ (fill in the blank), when you can buy something unique, while also supporting independent artists and your community! We are proud to say that Retail Therapy has been up and running since Spring of 2003.
The store doubles as a gallery and event space that exhibits art in an open and inviting environment. Monthly rotating art shows keep people excited and intrigued, as well as educated about cultures and ideas that would normally be out of reach. We break the stereotype of the stuffy, snotty, and sterile gallery space, creating space for community