A new store has come to Franklin Street, and it's fully dedicated to student artists.
Galore, located on the second floor of 149 E. Franklin St., stocks everything from stickers to custom clothing, all featuring the work of UNC artists.
Colby Kirkpatrick, executive director of Galore, said the store currently houses work from over 25 student artists and is actively recruiting more.
“I think the biggest draw to the store is without a doubt the immense talent that’s housed in the walls,” Kirkpatrick said.
Kat Miles, a journalism and studio art double major, is a member of the Galore team who recruits artists. She said artists usually approach the recruiters. They then have a conversation about what work they want to sell and how they can sell it best.
The team can take an artist’s work and turn it into items like prints, postcards, bags, phone cases or fabric.
Miles said one artist brought an oil painting, but paintings can be hard to sell because they’re out of most students' price range. So, she said the Galore team turned the painting into throw pillows, which sold well.