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A store full of local art pops up in SLO — but just for the holidays

Take a look inside the SLOcally Made pop-up market

A pop-up store focusing on locally made arts and crafts made by women in San Luis Obispo County will be open through the holiday season in the heart of downtown. The temporary store, SLOcally Made, is open through Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 870
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A pop-up store focusing on locally made arts and crafts made by women in San Luis Obispo County will be open through the holiday season in the heart of downtown. The temporary store, SLOcally Made, is open through Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 870

A pop-up store focusing on locally made arts and crafts made by women in San Luis Obispo County will be open through the holiday season at The San Luis Obispo Collection in the heart of downtown.

The temporary new store, SLOcally Made, is open through Sunday at 870 Monterey St. Items for sale include leatherwork, weaving, painting, metal-smithing, screen printing and authorship.

Sadie Rogers, a local visual artist, is coordinating the effort, and a special showcase open to the public will be held Wednesday in addition to regular store hours, which are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“The SLOcally Made women makers are coming together to redefine traditional craft and artisan trades to bring innovation, identity and purpose to the local shopping scene,” Rogers said in a statement.

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The SLOcally Made store, seen here in a 2017 photo, is returning to downtown San Luis Obispo for the second consecutive year. The shop is a collective of 20 local women artisans selling their wares. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The list of local artisans participating in the Wednesday show will include the following: Fable Soap Co., Kayla King Design, Clover & Branch, Seabreeze Cupcakes, Sweet Bella Jewelry, Candace Rae Design, NC Designs, Kendra Aronson Creative, Blueberry Jewelry, Androgynous Fox, Cassie Idler Pottery, Sadie A. Design, Leather by Sophia, Wildmoon Collection, The Gannon Studio, The Meadow Boutique, Grace Miller Designs, YES Cocktails, If You Give a Girl A Saw, Oma Felt and Holli Rae. Five participants are ages 10 and under.

The showcase will include food by Mint+Craft, live music, silent movies, maker demonstrations and an interactive art display.

SLOcally Made doesn’t have any plans for a more permanent location at this time; however, “more details will be available after this week,” said Angela Wong, a publicist for the store. The store opened Sunday.

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