Local shop helps holiday shoppers, Nashville artists

Local shop helps holiday shoppers, Nashville artists (Image 1)

With just 23 shopping days left before Christmas, local artists are hoping you'll support them while crossing off the final items on your list.

Erabellum is located on 8th Avenue South near Wedgewood Avenue and features the works of nearly 30 artists, making it a store really unlike any other in the area.

With everything from  wood work to clothes and accessories, Erabellum offers a little something for everyone.

Marrah Florita is the founder of the shop, and is the owner of her own jewelry company.

“I've been making jewelry for about four years,” Florita said. “I primarily work with gemstones, but I also do a variety of metals.”

After making the craft show circuit, Florita realized there was a need for artists to have a platform to showcase their work.

“I really wanted a home to show all my jewelry but to also build a community of artists that wanted to do the same thing as I was,” Florita sad.

Now, dozens of artists have joined Florita inside Erabellum.

“We have everything, from jewelry, art photography, to all natural apothecary products, to wood-turned products to vintage dealers,” she added.

If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind gift, look no further. You can check everything off your list while helping out the local economy.

“It's really important for the community to give back,” said local designer Celine Bailey. “It creates jobs and lets everybody do what they want to do.”

While one may believe buying a personalized gift can be pricey, Erabellum is there to prove you wrong. Since you're buying directly from the artist, some of the deals are hard to beat.

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