Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow

Spring has sprung, and we're ready to celebrate the rebirth of beautiful living things.
 For April's First Friday we present the beautiful pastel organisms that grow out of
Carri Jobe's artistic brain.
 Carri works with oil paint and hand embroidery, making her work come to life in the detail.

Stop by Rala this month and check out Carri's collection of unique colors and shapes.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Build Your Nest

Spring is almost here, and we are celebrating its arrival with new ceramics by Knoxville artist, Amy Hand. As our featured artist for March, Amy designed her pieces for the season by using pastel glazes, soft textures, and cloud shapes! There are even a few feathery friends...

Come to Rala, and we will help you prepare your nest for warmer weather. Amy's work is fired, glazed, and ready to add some Spring to your morning routine. She will be featured all month long, so don't miss it!
Happy March!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Not your typical A-list party...

When you think of an A-list party, you think of beautiful
celebrities in all their sparkling glory, right?
Us too! 

This First Friday, we're beside ourselves to present our
 very own Paris Woodhull.
Put on your best party attire and get ready to rub elbows with some
 fabulously fancy folk.

Consider yourself one of the elite because you are invited to come to Rala this
Friday Feb.6, from 6pm-10pm.
Paris will be here meeting and might even get her autograph!

See y'all soon! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Double Down for December

Happy Holidays, Friends, Folks, and Followers!
Rala is happy to welcome back Brian Pittman and Cynthia Markert for a joint First Friday event. Our walls are stuffed, so make sure to stop by and grab a piece for a friend, or for yourself!

While you're here, check out our unique selection of cards,  gifts and goodies.

Let Rala wrap your gift!
 Buy some of our beautiful letterpress wrapping paper and don't sweat the folding and cutting.
 We've got you.

Thanks for shopping local!
Happy Holidays from Rala.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oh, Come Let Us Adore Them:

It's that time again: First Friday time!

Before all of the holiday lights and trees come out, let's take a moment to appreciate the breath-taking artwork Knoxville has to offer in November. This month, we are showcasing local artist, Brian Pittman. He free hand draws imaginary cathedrals - check it out:
He has pieces in all shapes and sizes.
He even draws floor plans and rose windows!
Make sure not to miss this beautiful display, because seeing it in person is inspiring!
Come see us from 6-10pm on Friday, meet the artist, and take in the beautiful art!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's getting COLDER out...

Cool, Crisp Fall weather is finally here and
RALA is excited to present local leather and jewelry maker
COLD GOLD for October First Friday.

 Alaina Smith of COLD GOLD makes everything from wallets to keychains to jewelry, all with a fresh, geometric-inspired eye.

And for all you UT fans out there:

Make sure to stop by this Friday, October 3rd from 6pm - 10pm to meet Alaina and see her new work. Happy Fall Y'all!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Making It Pop with Jon Pemberton

Rala is proud to present returning First Friday artist, Jon Pemberton.
You will remember him by his colorful and graphic pop art presented on suitcases and wall pieces.
Jon's body of work celebrates some inspiring ladies...

Some strong presidents...

And some total goof balls.

We're excited to show you these pieces and many more on
Friday, August 1st from 6pm til 10pm.
We'll be here with some sweet tunes and plenty of shenanigans!
Come see us!

Friday, July 4, 2014

We're feeling especially Independent...

Whether you plan to spend your day grilling with family, riding your bike around Knoxville or watching fireworks, the Fourth of July is a special summer day. While it may not traditionally be a gift-giving holiday, if you're looking for something Red, White or Blue we've got you covered!
Want to keep up with the goings on at Rala?
We love our country and our customers, too! So be safe, eat a hotdog, and have a fabulous
Fourth of July!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

There's a Rustling in the Bushes

...And it's our friend and former coworker, Amanda McCall!
For June's First Friday, we're showcasing this talented designer and dear friend who recently moved to Savannah, GA. Through her love of travel and collecting, she brings us a new look for her handmade paper goods line, Salt & Spirit.
Hand bound journals by Salt & Spirit:

We're excited to lure Amanda away from the Spanish moss for our First Friday event and show you her beautiful new work.
 Come by Friday June, 6th from 6-10 to meet the artist and pick up a beautiful handmade piece.
 You won't wanna miss it, but if you have to, we'll be showcasing her work all month long.
See you soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Rala Hearts Dads

Father's Day is officially less than a month away. Are you ready? Come gear up for the big dad's day at Rala.

We've got LOTS of great cards to tell dad exactly how you feel.

Show dad some love with a funny face mug by Nelson Studios.

Add to dad's t-shirt collection with one of these nerdy tees.

It's not hard for us to say it - WE LOVE DADS!

Show the dads in your life why they're special to you this coming June 15th with a little something from your favorite local store!

(And don't forget to stop in and see us while you're at the Market Square Farmer's Market every Wednesday and Saturday!)