It is with a grateful heart that we welcome you to Seaside Gallery and Goods ~ a collective that was not actually planned but evolved by following the path set before us.
.In June, 2011, Kathy Shaw started the "Pelican Courtyard Flea Market", an open-air market consisting of local artists and vendors which was held in the adjoining outdoor Pelican Courtyard in Newport Beach. The word spread quickly about this little artisan market, which people found to have quality merchandise, locally made and at affordable prices.
In 2013, Kathy expanded by leasing space at the Newport Beach Farmer's Market in Lido Village, and gained a tremendous appreciation for the life of a traveling show vendor.
Kathy and her husband Tony, witnessed first-hand the hard work and passion that was required to create a product, load it in the car, take it to market, set up an entire store, sell all day, pack it back up, and take it home, unload it, and then do it all again...sometimes many times a week. When the remodel started in Lido Village in the spring of 2014, they had no choice but to move or end the markets.
As serendipity would have it, a shop that had existed for 7 years off Tustin Avenue and in front of the Pelican Courtyard, where our open air market first began, decided to close up shop. That's when the idea came. Why not open a store consisting of a collection of artist? We would share the space, share the rent, share responsibilities and mostly we would finally have a place to settle with a built-in support system from our open-air market experiences together. And with the support of many of those vendors, most of whom had supported her from the very beginning, she pulled the trigger and formed Seaside Gallery & Goods - a collective.
Fast forward a few years and here we are! To think that "Seaside" has turned into this charming and inspirational store is unbelievable to say the least. Seaside became the place where we learned how to work as a team and we loved the idea that we were “making Newport Beach and the local community beautiful and original, one customer at a time.” Not to mention the fact that we were inspired to bring unique artistry and items to customers who enjoy the things which make living by the California coast so joyous. Our work and the collective became meaningful to us in ways that we never imagined. Soon we began hosting informative and fun events in the Pelican Courtyard from painting and candle making to floral and succulent design to culinary and wine tasting events. What an amazing journey this has been!
On behalf of the Seaside Gallery and Goods Collective, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read Our Story. We look forward to meeting you at the store or hosting you for one of our fun-filled events. Please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our many talented artists and creative entrepreneurs if you have any questions or comments.
We so appreciate you, our customers and friends.
Seaside Gallery and Goods
Our collective of talented people includes:
- Ilona Werner Martin Fine Art
- Pacific and Rose Textiles
- Honey Hostetler
- Laurie Patterson Garden Works
- The Cottage Greenhouse
- Newport Beach, CA
- Kim Faris Photography
- Frank Royce - Creations in Wood
- Eva Florence
- Mercedes Shaffer Designs
- Maureen Madigan Designs
- Indie Republic Designs
- Mimi Toberman Skin Care
- Belle Boutique