We like to think there are certain places in your neighborhood you like to go where you enjoy warm feelings of familiarity and community: the local grocery store, your favorite restaurant, the park on the corner. Chances are, whenever you go, you see people you know and chat with them about recent vacations, how your families are doing, or even just about the lovely weather. The conversations you have are probably nothing major, but you enjoy connecting with these people and look forward to visiting these places because of the friendly interactions you know you will experience.
Here at Blue Door Beads, we feel that building a community within the shop is one of the most important aspects of our business. We are proud to foster an environment where folks can not only enjoy all of the sparkly beads we have to offer (although, we must admit, that’s one of the best parts!), but also enjoy an oasis in which to be creative and converse with other people who share a passion for artistic endeavors.
A customer recently told us that she had been looking high and low for a place where she could really connect with people. She thanked us for our cheery, colorful space, and also for our genuine appreciation of our customers, no matter how regularly they come in, how long they stay, or whether or not they make anything. She had been looking for a place like Blue Door Beads for a long time, and she feels that she has found her ideal creative community environment!
Our customers’ words of gratitude mean a lot to us, and it feels wonderful to know that our efforts to be a welcoming store within the Piedmont Avenue community have not gone unnoticed. If you have not yet had the chance, we highly encourage you to join us for one of our fun & fabulous events, including Wine & Pizza Topped with Beads, our monthly bead social where beaders of all levels gather on the last Friday of the month to chat, have a nosh, and bead the night away! We are also proud to participate in the monthly Piedmont Art Walk, a community event that happens every third Thursday, giving artists of all media the opportunity to display & sell their work in to a wide range of fellow community members. We feature photography, paintings, textiles, and more by amazingly talented local artists, many of whom are our awesome customers!
Both of these events are terrific ways to meet new people, visit with folks you may already know, and be a part of the Blue Door Beads community. You are always welcome, and we can’t wait for you to come hang out with us soon!