ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – Listen, local artists.
Odessa Jackie Hall opened Gypsy Moon Mercantile last week to create a space for local artists to show off their work.
Hall says she provides the shelves and the artists stock them. She currently has around 25 artists presenting their art in her shop.
âOdessa is a unique place, we are a bit far from rivers and lakes and there is not much to do, but we have a thriving little art scene,â Hall said.
Gypsy Moon Mercantile currently features artwork for ages 7 to 70 as well as a wide range of arts and crafts.
Hall says she loves working and collaborating with artists because everyone has their own skills.
“It’s pretty fun working together as a collective and it really gives all of us the opportunity to showcase our products all year round and give the audience a chance to come and see what we can create here locally,” Hall said.
The opening of Gypsy Moon Mercantile was a chilling proposition for Hall. Despite the challenges she faced, she wanted to provide local artists with a home for their art.
âSharing my happiness with others and that’s what makes me complete as a person, it’s sharing. So it felt natural to me when I decided to try to open a store on my own, to invite all these wonderful artists and artisans that I have met to share this opportunity with me, âsaid Lobby.
Gypsy Moon will have its official opening on Saturday, October 23. It will feature works by various artists as well as a toy and food drive for people to donate to.
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