Successful Art Shop Stamp on Main Street

Some people hold back their dreams because they are afraid to act. Somer Gardiner thought she had waited long enough.

Gardiner, founder and owner of clothing store Olive + Tweed, recently opened her own art boutique, Timbre Art Loft. The store is located on what was previously the second floor of Olive + Tweed on Main Street, which it opened nine years ago and continues to own.

Gardiner said opening an art store has always been his ultimate dream. Art was a big part of every business she started, like her yarn store in Salt Lake City, Olive + Tweed, and the artisan knits she made and sold in markets.

“Art has been the passion behind everything I do,” she said.

She scoured the art market for several years, waiting for the perfect artist to appear in her own store. She found it at an art show last year and immediately fell in love with his work.

“The look, feel, feel and tones were perfect for what’s going on with the decor in Park City,” she said.

The art is organic and bold, and since many images are found in nature, they fit into a mountain town, she said.

The range includes photographic images of vintage cameras, feathers and fishing flies printed on watercolor parchments and handmade parchments by Nepalese women.

The featured artist is originally from Los Angeles, but several local artists are also featured in the store. Ceramics by Joshua Flicker, retro national park images from CD Cross, photographs by Mark Maziarz, as well as artwork by Gardiner herself, are currently on sale in the store.

Gardiner said the look of the store will evolve over time based on the styles and needs of its customers, so artists will change as needed. But the star artist will likely stay.

Although her work uses the same infrared process to print each image, each has its own unique look and is striking while remaining simple, said April Peery, artistic director of the art store.

“I like to see what attracts different customers,” she said. “It’s so much fun to see the different attractions of each. “

There’s something for everyone, she says, and not just because of the styles. They try to make the prices affordable for almost all of the customers.

“The price is much more accessible for people,” she said. “There weren’t a lot of things like that available on Main Street.”

After opening in March this year, the store experienced downturn days during the off-season, but saw more sales than expected, Peery said.

Gardiner said the response from locals building new homes or renovating existing homes has been phenomenal. A Victory Ranch owner has ordered 24 items to decorate his new home.

“It was so wonderful to open the doors and bring in customers and place orders right away,” she said.

Gardiner and Peery also added framing to the store so customers can leave ready to place their purchase immediately on the wall. The two also hope to include customers in the selection of artwork sold in the store in the future by holding a vote on the store’s Instagram page.

“I really love helping people express their tastes, interests and passions through the art they choose for their home,” Gardiner said. “Art is our highest form of expression. It’s gratifying to see how art affects the tone and feel of a space and what a difference it makes to make a home feel right at home.

Stamp art loft

608, main street