I have been a resident of New Haven, Connecticut for a little over a year now and am constantly pleasantly surprised with discovering places and venues to check out music, art, and of course, craft beer. Now there will be a new one to add to the list- Lipgloss Crisis. I did a little Q&A with Lipgloss herself, the lovely Sara Scranton, who will be opening a new art space this weekend in the Elm City.
Can you give me a little history of Lipgloss Crisis?
Lipgloss Crisis is the name that I have been making art with for over a decade.
What are your initial plans for your new space?
The plans for the new space are it is going to be a retail store with a art gallery attached, The retail shop in the front is a collection of home made goods from local New Haven artisans and selected goods from Vintanthromodern Vintage. The art gallery is going to have a revolving collection of artist from New Haven. I will also have a photography studio, classes ranging from organic art for kids to belly dancing, and event space rental.
What can we expect at the grand opening party?
The grand opening party is June 15th 6-9 p.m. I have some fancy live performers up my sleeve… and will be selling all the goods previously listed.
Do you have any events in the works that you’re especially excited about?
I am particular excited the live model drawing sessions. Additional to the classic model set up, I will be designing the sets from all different eras and have live musicians playing during the sittings.
Will you be serving beer at your space?
We do like beer at Lipgloss Crisis…
If so, do you have any interest in having local beers available there?
Of course! I am all about local!! Do you have any good blondes up your sleeve?
How can local artists and artisans get involved?
They can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am always looking for new fun things for the store!!
Lipgloss Crisis is located at 756 Chapel Street in downtown New Haven. The grand opening will be this Saturday, June 15, from 6-9 PM. You can RSVP and get more information on the party on Facebook here.