(Non)Functional Art?…

It’s another Crow’s Nest Artisanal Wares first!

Anyone who’s familiar with our particular brand of handcrafted, rustic-industrial functional art knows that we place the emphasis on “functional” – in that nothing is there for decorative purposes only. Whether it’s incorporating a valve handle, a voltage meter, an outlet box or a combination of any or all of these elements, everything is functional and does just exactly what it appears it should do.

That being said, when we found out the Lake Wales Arts Council was holding it’s Inaugural Fine Arts Show – Competition Exhibit, we definitely wanted to throw our hat in the ring to see about having one of our works represented. Unfortunately, after reading through the Specifications and Restrictions, we found that listed among the “not acceptable work” section were “pieces requiring electricity” – so that severely cut our existing entry possibilities by. . . oh, let’s call it 100%!

Clearly, we needed to regroup in order to even be able to apply for participation in the juried selection process – so we did, but we also stuck to what we know and work best with!

The two pieces below were submitted for consideration and we’re very excited to share that one of them has been selected for inclusion in the show – which runs from November 14 – January 23! We won’t know which one until the Opening Reception on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6pm – but no matter which, we’re super honored to  have our work chosen for participation!

So, here is your advanced look at our first ever, rustic-industrial, non functional art!



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Official Grand Opening Celebration…

Join us on Saturday, November 16, 2019 for our official Grand Opening celebration event at the Studio/Gallery/Mercantile – 102 Burns LN, Winter Haven 33884! We’ll be open from 10am – 6pm and there will be a lot going on!

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Loafin’ Around Cafe (@loafinaroundcafe) will have their food truck on-site beginning at 11am.

Max 98.3fm (@max983) will be on-site providing entertainment broadcasting remotely from 1pm-4pm.

Receive a free CNAW campfire mug with the purchase of any rustic-industrial functional art Ware (while supplies last)!

Floor Lamp giveaway raffle drawing – with the purchase of any rustic-industrial functional art Ware, you will receive 5 raffle tickets for every $100 spent (before tax) entered into the drawing to win.

Come on out and help us celebrate, pick up a Ware for yourself or someone on your shopping list and maybe also take home our raffle drawing Floor Lamp!


Hope to see you then!