About Us

Located in Avondale Estates, GA,
Garage Door Studio is a brick and mortar space featuring
local art & handmade goods with a focus on emerging talent.

Formerly a drug store and soda fountain in the 50s, this spacious, historic space highlights original art and prints, apparel and accessories, jewelry, paper and home goods, ceramics and apothecary. Whether you’re looking for a birthday, baby shower, housewarming gift or last minute token of affection-this is the place to visit for unique and handmade goods.

Our customers visit from all over the metro area and discover items they wouldn’t find anywhere else. The art space hosts workshops, birthday parties, art openings and pop up events. There’s always something creative going on-including DIY crafting, painting, jewelry making or sewing.

Jen’s experience in the creative fields since 1992 include art direction, exhibit design, illustration, graphic design, volunteering with local arts organizations, teaching and coordinating art events. An artist herself, and a big supporter of emerging artists, she also enjoys sharing her mixed media techniques in the art center. She’s found her happy place.

Rachel has a background in environmental science, but her creative side was always calling her. Maybe that’s why she took two ceramics courses as electives in college.

With a love for all things old and vintage, she hunts thrift stores to find discarded cashmere and wool sweaters to create one-of-a-kind creations such as neck wraps, fingerless gloves and zippered pouches. She ran her company, Tickleworm for many years until she found GDS where now she gets to use her left brain to manage all the finances while reveling in her love of DIY crafting and sewing.