Feeding Griffin Together
In 2018, ‘stache studio began an “empty bowls” project – a grassroots fundraiser that serves to remember those who have empty bowls and are hungry. People painted their own bowls and the proceeds of those sales were used to purchase 15 turkeys for families at Thanksgiving. Over the years, this idea has evolved into an event called “Feeding Griffin Together.”
Local restaurants provide soup for attendees, who pick out a bowl that was handpainted either by a ‘stache artist or person in the community. Proceeds from the event are donated to Backpack Food for Kids, a program that provides food for children within our school system who are experiencing food insecurity at home. Since 2019, we have raised $9,000 for this program!
Little Free Art Gallery
In 2021, ‘stache studio owner Jessica Gregory was inspired by a social media post that featured a mini art gallery that worked like a Little Free Library – leave a small piece of free art; take a small piece of free art.
Diversified Fabricators, Inc., built and donated a metal container with shelves to turn into a Little Free Art Gallery. Located just across the street from ‘stache studio, anyone can access the gallery any time of day to view, donate, or procure a piece of art. Many local artists, children and adults create art and donate it to the gallery to share with the community.
The Great Gnome Roam
Every September, people of all ages are welcome to drop into ‘stache studio during regular hours and create a mini gnome out of clay for free. ‘stache studio keeps all the handmade gnomes and hides them on several selected days throughout October. Followers see the clues on social media and go hunt for the gnomes, bringing them back to be glazed, painted or hydro-dipped, also for no charge!