New Art Gallery, Studio, Retail Shop Opens Downtown Grand Rapids
A new space to buy and make art is open in downtown Grand Rapids!
Cocoon Art Space at 327 Division Ave. South features an art studio, gallery, and retail shop.
According to Grand Rapids Business Journal, owners Josie Garcia and Tedd Smith first started Cocoon in 2017 as pop-up art space in Phoenix, Arizona.
They moved to West Michigan with their two daughters in 2021, in part to be close to their aging parents.
Garcia tells GRBJ, the pair wanted to “grow personally and professionally in a more close-knit community and in a place where we might make a difference to ourselves and others. We wanted to live more seasonally and be close to aging parents. Family is super important to us."
Cocoon Art Space will hold galleries throughout the year and plan to announce art camps for kids and workshops for the public soon.
According to their website,
Opportunities for local makers, art exhibits and calls for artists are on the horizon!
In addition to selling fine art and artisan goods from local makers, along with art supplies, Cocoon also features the couple's Monstorium line of products, which are hand-crafted, small batch monster goods and collectibles.
Cocoon Art Space is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to7 p.m. and 12pm. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
On Dec. 15, the studio is participating in the Avenue for the Arts Third Thursday Holiday Hop and will be open until 9p.m.
Follow them on Instagram for upcoming workshops and other special events!