Make a Derby Day Hat

Create a Hat or Fascinator for Derby Day!

Garage Door Studio is planning a fun day of DIY crafting in the studio, Saturday, May 2nd, 11 am – 2 pm. Join Tina Kite Millinery in the art center to create a hat or fascinator for Derby Day! Kids can create a paper hat and decorate with handmade flowers, ribbons and beads. The boys can create a spiffy bowler hat too! And get ready ladies, Tina will show you how to create a delightful hair fascinator using tissue paper flowers, glitter, tulle and beads! $5 for kids and $10 for adults. All materials and instructions included.

Enter the Derby Day Hat Contest!

Stroll up to The Market in Avondale for their Grand Opening celebration and enter their Derby Day Hat Contest at 4 pm. (Kentucky Derby is at 5 pm!) The Market will have activities all day long including contests, activities for kids, a raffle, beer, wine and food a plenty! Braxton & the Renditions will be playing 2-5 pm and the Avondale Children’s Choir, Ars Cantabile will perform at noon.

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Create with Glass for Mother’s Day

We’ve also got another fun project happening at the same time, 11 am -2 pm! Brenda Griffith with Siyeh Glass will be leading a class showing you how to make a 6×6″ fused glass plate. Using colorful shapes of layered glass, create a beautiful small dish for Mother’s Day! Brenda will slump and fire the dish offsite and will bring them back to the studio by Tuesday, May 5th. $15 per person.

While kids are welcome to participate, we ask that parents accompany their children that are 10 and under. thank you!

No need to make a reservation, just show up and join in on the fun.

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Party on the Porch

Party on the Porch

Friday, April 24th, 5-9 pm

Join us for our first hangout event, Party on the Porch at Garage Door Studio this Friday! We like to have our friends stop by and see what’s new and cool-so every once and awhile we’ll throw a little party on our porch.

Enjoy wine, beer and munchies and groove to acoustic tunes by Braxton & the Renditions, 6-9 pm. Take 10% off in the shop during the event and check out cool new items for spring celebrations and chillin’ out!

*We’ll have a limited amount of libations and bites available free of charge, but if you like, feel free to grab your beverage of choice from our nearby businesses and hang out with us: The Bishop, The Little Wine Shop or The Market in Avondale *

Live Acoustic Music

Enjoy acoustic tunes by Braxton O’Neil, local musician and generally cool dude! He’ll be playing some of your favorite songs that’ll make you sing and make a happy dance!

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P Creates 20% Off Sale this Weekend

20% off P Creates this Weekend!

Stop by Garage Door Studio this weekend for a trunk show sale by P Creates! Paige Lievano, the Tucker, GA designer behind P Creates, will be offering 20% off her entire line in the shop all weekend. Paige is a maker of handmade apparel and accessories for baby, girls and women, and has just brought in all new stock for spring! She uses upcycled tshirts embellished with sweet embroidered patterns, mehndi-inspired bleach pen designs and unique block prints of leaves, graphics and birds on all her creations. From t-shirt headbands, totes, girls’ tunics and womens’ skirts, to soft cotton onesies with clever spanish sayings like ” me gusta la leche” “pajaro” and “la baleine” you’ll fall in love with all her creations!

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Meet Paige Lievano

From 2-4 pm on Saturday, stop by and meet the maker! Learn about her process and inspiration behind her products. Paige also teaches sewing, knitting and upcycled tshirt workshops in our art center. Check our schedule at www. for upcoming classes.

Just in!

Adorable handmade stuffed bunnies just in time to fill your Easter baskets!

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Rail Arts District Studio Cruise

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Rail Arts District Studio Cruise, March 14th, 11 am – 7 pm

The 8th Annual Rail Arts District Studio Cruise is coming up next Saturday, March 14th, 11 am – 7 pm. The tour features area studios with live artist demonstrations and artists selling their work in Avondale Estates, Decatur, and Scottdale. Back by popular demand: Trolleys! Begin at any of the seven locations, park, pick up a map and hop on a trolley! The trolleys will take you to all of the anchor stops and there will be food trucks and drink vendors too.

Garage Door Studio will be on the Tudor Square stop. We will have Brook Hewitt, local photographer, on site between 1-4 pm with a photo booth setup for anyone who would like to have some fun in front of the camera! Photos will be posted to the RAD and GDS Facebook pages after the event. Wine and snacks will be provided while you shop local and handmade art!

Free event. For more information, visit:

RAD Anchor Studios/Trolley Stops

Tudor Square
Wild Heaven Craft Beers
Little Tree Art Studios
Atlanta Hot Glass,
Paper Trail Art Center
East Ponce Industrial Arts Building

Valentines Day Garage Door Studio

Kiss Me, I’m Local

While some folks may call it a “Hallmark Holiday”, we, at Garage Door Studio, think Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to tell someone how much you love them. And nothing says “Be Mine” like a beautiful bouquet of flowers arranged especially for that special someone.

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Kiss Kiss

You may have seen the fun and functional headbands, Lillibands, displayed in our boutique, but did you know that the creator, Jen Newman, is also a talented floral designer? Well lucky for you, she is! Instead of picking up a random bouquet of flowers while your checking out at the grocery store, consider giving a lovingly arranged selection of hand cut flowers that screams “ I Love You”.

Pre-Order Your Bouquet
We are making planning ahead super easy for you. Simply stop in the shop or CALL US {404-748-9476} to pre-order a bouquet. The cut off for pre-orders is Tuesday, February 10th.

Bouquets come in three sizes:

  • #1: $65, “Roses are FOREVER” Dozen red roses in tall vase with greenery
  • #2: $55, “Be Mine, Valentine” Mixed flower bouquet in medium vase with greenery
  • #3: $45, “Just because I Love You” Petite bouquet of fresh flowers in small vase with greenery

Pick Up
Orders will be ready for pick up starting Friday, Feb 13th at 5 pm. And if your heart is bursting with overwhelming love for your sweetie, stick around and do a little extra shopping during our “Kiss Me, I’m Local” party.

From 5 – 8pm we’ll serve wine while you shop our featured “Valentine” artists, Bliss108 LoveBeads, Skipping Daisies Heart Collection and infinity jewelry from The Shed Studios.

Last Minute
We will have a very limited selection of bouquets available on Saturday, February 14th.

Shop at GDS for handmade gifts!

Shop Handmade the Weekend before Christmas

Garage Door Studio is stocked with all kinds of handmade goodies for your local shopping. Stop in Saturday AND Sunday to finish up your lists and while you’re there, create your own wish list at the counter! Simply ask us for a card and jot down your most coveted items and then let your friends and family know to you’ve got a wish list at GDS.

Enjoy complimentary wine and cider between 2-6 pm while you get your holiday list finished once and for all! We’ve restocked some favorites and even added a few new artists as well. Check our our boutique page to see all the amazing artists featured.

Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on the latest and greatest!

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ArtORama Art & Craft Holiday Market

ArtORama kicks off holiday shopping

ArtORama Art & Craft Market in Garage Door Studio and Tudor Square Event Space was such a huge success! The crowds were fantastic and we drew folks from all over Atlanta. If you missed our holiday market, please come visit the boutique, we will be featuring specials all through the month of December. New artists and makers will be added every week, so check back frequently to see what’s new in the shop!

Boutique Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00-6:00
Friday 11:00-7:00
Saturday 10-7:00
Sunday 12:00-5:00

November 29th is Small Business Saturday.
We will be offering 10% off the shop all day! 

ArtORama Art & Craft Market, Nov. 15

ArtORama Art & Craft Market

We’ve been busy planning this year’s ArtORama, set for for this Saturday, November 15th, 2-8 pm at Garage Door Studio in Avondale Estates. Featuring 30 artists, artisans and vendors, we’re thrilled to host this popular event in the adjacent Tudor Square Event space!

Shop handmade, artisan-quality items representing a diversity of arts and crafts all with a focus on unique gift items. There will be a little something for everyone to kick off the holiday season shopping frenzy! Enjoy local food and drinks and groovy tunes while getting your holiday shopping on!

This is a FREE event, and the first 25 through the door receive a complimentary swag bag filled with goodies and coupons from surrounding businesses!

Check out the Facebook event page for more info, and take a sneak peek at a list of participating artists.

Also take a peek at this short video with a preview of the goods!

Artists & Artisans

Blue Papoose Textiles
Claudia Tinkle Jewelry
Gwen Fryer Pottery
P. Creates Apparel
Fast Soft Press Textiles
Marsha Marsha Marsha Jewelry
Lexican of Love Mixed Media
Candice Omary Jewelry
Lynn Sisler Mixed Media
Phyllis Vaughn Mixed Media
Jenni James Jewelry
Darmouth Woodcrafts
Melissa Koch Dog Collars
Mama Bath & Body
Cherry Laurel Studio Letterpress Stationary
Stephanie Keating
Elise Aronson Assemblage
Nick Morgan Ceramics and Paper Art
Jody Forrester
Dean Hottel Illustrations
Robert Hill Ceramics
Margerat Vera Leather Goods
MR Pens Bottle Openers & Key Chains
Lisa Arnold, Polymer Clay Jewelry

Gourmet Food & Drink Vendors
Icing Cake Design
Pine Street Market
Little Wine Shop

New Artists in the Boutique

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New Artists in the Boutique!

The holiday season is right around the corner and we’re making sure that the shop is constantly stocked with unique gifts, art and handmade items! New artists in the boutique include Turnrow Bath, Body & Home, Margaret Vera leather handbags, jewelry and key chains and Emme Boucou clothing & design. We’re adding new artists every week, so come on in for a visit, we would love to see you!

Interested in selling your wares? Please submit an inquiry form on our website.

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What’s happening in the studio this week

Art Center Classes & Girls Art Night Out

It’s countdown time for Halloween and we’re planning two classes in the art center that will help you out with your last minute costume dilemmas! Last week, our Girls Art Night Out [gano] created beautiful masquerade masks using a glue gun, tulle, spray paint & feathers. There were some gorgeous creations and very happy crafters!

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Another {gano} added!

This week, we’ve planned another Girls Art Night Out [gano] Mask Making class for those who missed out last week. Bring a beverage of choice and/or snack and settle in for a comfy night of crafting! Check our website for upcoming {gano} classes, we have an autumn wreath class planned for November and block printed holiday wrapping paper and gift tags for December. Register today to reserve your spot!

REGISTER  [gano] Masquerade Mask Making
Tuesday, October 28, 7-10 PM, $35

Sip n’ Knit has been moved up to Thursday, October 30, 5:30-7:30 PM

We will be closed on Halloween, but open Saturday morning at 10 am. No Crafty Morning will be scheduled so everyone can recover from the festivities!