Passion. Purpose. Progression. These are just a few words to describe the feeling in the air when working with Philip Walker and his wife, Elizabeth. Lately it has been even more inspiring and uplifting watching them do their thing as we gear up to move into a brand new gallery space.
Similar to our Jacksonville Beach location, the new gallery will feature both art by Philip Walker and jewelry by Elizabeth Sarah Collections. This retail space also will house our production studio so the whole team can work together to design pieces in house.
To say the new Elizabeth Sarah Collections Gallery is coming along well is an understatement. Despite all the renovations needed (new ceiling, floors, wall repair, paint, outdoor deck and more) we are way ahead of schedule for what could have been a months long project.
I don’t know if luck is real or if hard work just makes us more motivated, but we couldn’t be happier with the progress made in what should have been a much longer process.
The Walkers truly love what they do and put 150% into every aspect of their business, from designing each art and jewelry collection to curating a shop where anyone can relax, and feel free to be themselves among nature inspired creations.
The past several weeks involved many (like, so many) trips all over town to pick out new flooring, furniture, paint, supplies and decor for the space all while keeping up with appointments and making new jewelry and art. To say the least, I don’t know how they did it. And yes, even Mr. Beau, our official shop Pug approved all the new renovations and gave his paw print of approval!
This new gallery is not just a lateral move from one building to another. It signifies the growth the company is experiencing at a rapid rate, and beyond our dreams. As you have probably read in our many blogs, newsletters, posts and stories, Philip and Elizabeth have gone through many expansions of their business and well, they’re not done yet!
Being able to move to a much larger gallery space located closer to their home, where they draw much of their inspiration from for both art and jewelry, means the world to them. Over the years they have curated their own home studio to meet each of their individual needs. Creativity can't be forced, but when you step into their backyard and through the doors of the production area, you can tell this is where they feel the most at home, even when working.
Philip and Elizabeth always find ways to be creative even outside their studio. Besides always being big on DIY, they know that no detail will go unnoticed. By being hands on in the renovation process of our new Gallery, they are able to channel inspiration from different sources and design the perfect space to compliment each piece of art and jewelry.
The new space is in the heart of the up and coming Atlantic Beach Arts District and where Philip already has several murals, and each member of the community is like family.
Having incredible neighbors is a huge plus, too! Located at the Shoppes of A1A North, you can find Reve Brewing, Grey Matter Distillery plus Gnarbucha Kombucha and their incredible like-minded and talented teams right next to our new location.
We hope you can join us Saturday, October 1st from 5-9pm for the Elizabeth Sarah Collections Gallery Grand Opening Party!
The New Gallery is located at 1249 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, Fl 32233 in The Shoppes of A1A North.
To RSVP and keep up with event details follow the link
We want to share this exciting time with all of you. We will be raffling off an Elizabeth Sarah Collections x Philip Bennett Walker gift basket valued at over $500.00! Raffle tickets can be purchased online here, or at the gallery and the winner will be announced Monday, October 3rd.
We are so thrilled for this new journey and want to thank everyone who's supported us over the years.
We truly wouldn't be where we are today without our loyal and supportive customers. As the Elizabeth Sarah Collections line evolves and grows, our team is ever grateful for what we do!