Chase and Living Social are awarding up to 12 small businesses a $250,000 grant through a project called Mission Small Business. Urban Alchemist, a Park Slope design collective, is 230 votes away from being considered for this opportunity. There are only 2 days left to vote!
Urban Alchemist sees itself as a store, a gallery, and an artisan salon. In recent years there’s been a changeover of coop members so I am not really familiar with the current artisan/members of the coop except the founding member Imaan Selim. I think they still carry the work of some of the previous coop members, whose work I liked.
They feature eclectic mix of unique jewelry, handbags, stuffed animals, clothing and t-shirts, wall art, cards, ceramics, records, and other personal and home accessories by independent designers, as well as vintage finds. The vintage finds add a fun and unexpected twist to the shop.
Any time you visit, you will have the opportunity to speak to a designer and possibly watch them work.
To vote for this shop, all you have to do is go to Mission Small Business. You can sign in through Facebook. Then you just search for URBAN ALCHEMIST and VOTE! Easy peasy.
You have until June 30!