Maine Team Member's New Brick and Mortar!

Meg Fournier of Lovelight Studio and her musician husband, Bub, are set to debut their first adventure in a brick and mortar retail space on June 5th, 2009. Located in scenic and hip Belfast, Maine, Roots and Tendrils will be a multi-use art space. Described as a seamless interaction between art, craft, and the indie music scene, Roots and Tendrils aims to cater to the 18-35 year old demographic, focusing not only on summer visitors, but also the year round citizens that are the very pulse of this up and coming community.

Removing walls to make way for the stage

Meg explained the significance of the name, Roots and Tendrils. Having lived in various urban spots outside of Maine, both Meg and Bub always boomerang back home to the Pine Tree State. It is those satisfying deep roots of Maine art, craft, and music mixed with the tendrils of the increasing presence of an urban vibe that inspired the birth of Roots and Tendrils. The couple's mission is simple: keep Maine's art, craft, and music roots alive, but foster and encourage the new direction all three are moving.

The multi-use art space is trifold: retail, gallery, and performance. The retail space will offer affordable, handmade items including housewares, clothing, jewelry, paper goods, and screen printed T-shirts. Quite a few Maine Team members will be represented in the shop, including Ferdinand, Purple Bean Bindery, Anabelfuzz, Helping Hands Pottery, Love Dog Card Company, Cozink, Littleput Land, One Woman Studio, and Sock Monkey Cards. Even though most vendors are from Maine, Meg admits that some "honorary" locals will also be represented in the future.

The gallery space overlaps with the retail space. With endless walls and superb light, the gallery will host a new show every month. The first of which is entitled "Visions from Voices", a collection of indie album art.

The space taking shape

The performance stage is towards the rear of the space, doubling as dressing rooms during the day. To prepare the retail space for crowds during the performances, Meg and Bub designed collapsible display cases that will essentially fold and stack into the shop's corners. Music genres that will be featured at Roots and Tendrils ranges from indie rock to bluegrass to punk. The first show scheduled for the evening of the opening features Dead End Armory, starting at 8pm.

More info? Contact:
Roots and Tendrils
2 Cross St.
Belfast, Maine