This past week I had the opportunity to interview a new business owner here in St.George! Her name is Sonia Jessop. Just 3 weeks ago she opened her very own shop she calls “Art Parlor”. I have to tell you, this will be the new thing to do in St. George! Art Parlor is designed for people to come in and create! You’ll be giving the opportunity to create jewelry, do wood working, paint and so much more! This is perfect for a date night! Pay attention guys! Your wives will love this.
How it all started:
It all started with scrap-booking! Since Sonia was a little girl she has loved to scrap-book. The desire for her to craft and create begin to burn within her since she could remember. When asked where this desire came from Sonia said of her Mom: “My mom is also very creative and loves to craft. She was a seamstress and did wedding dresses. That’s about as hard as it gets!”
Sonia went on to receive a degree in business and administrative marketing. After receiving her degree, Sonia pursued many business jobs and recently came from a tech company and was also a wedding planner, but she just couldn’t shake her passion for creating and sharing that with others. Along the road she would host craft parties at her home. As time went on and she noticed how successful companies like the parties she hosted were becoming she became excited to venture on her own with her business partner Susan, also known has her mom. Her mom is currently living in Colorado, but also shares Sonia’s passion for creating. They decided to open a place that would offer wood working, painting, jewelry making and all kinds of things so that when you come in you can do things that appeal to you!
What is Art Parlor:
Sonia said of her new business, “Our why, our passion is about being able to create something and show other people that they can do it too! My favorite thing to see in staring this new business is getting to see how it comes together and how excited people are with the end result. So many people come in and say they can’t do it and we walk them through it and it’s phenomenal what they create. They’re excited and we’re excited. Being able to spread that creativity is so rewarding!”
When you come in you will be led to the gallery wall where you can pick a project to create! Any project on the wall is yours for the choosing. “Whats even more exciting is you get to customize it the way you want; so whatever colors or styles match your house. You can even customize it as a gift!” says Sonia.
Each project costs $35. You will be given a kit that will include all the materials you’ll need. Each project comes with instructions or Sonia will be there to teach you how to put it together. Get this, they even have a snack bar and the ability to order in from the surrounding restaurants! How about that for a date night or party?!
No appointment is needed. Walk ins are accepted if they have the room. They do recommend making a reservation if you have a big group or party! They also have promotions date night, family night and students! To know what these are visit their Facebook page!
2 W St George Blvd, St George, UT 84770
Monday- Friday: 3 pm-10 pm
Saturdays: 10 am-3 pm