Behind the Five in One's deep red-facade on Broad Avenue, owners Alice Laskey-Castle and Michael Andrews provide Memphis artists and creatives a space to collaborate and share their work with each other and to the public. Essentially an art studio and gift shop, Five in One Social Club (also known as vini) hosts several art socials, including the upcoming holiday events such as the W(rappin) Party tonight at 9 p.m., and Soda Can Cookie Cutters social tomorrow. The purpose is to go home with a completed art project you'd want to show off to your friends. Think their tagline: "Kindergarten for Grown Folks!"
The retail shop carries products and art pieces from all local artists and vendors — everything from note cards to posters, jewelry to hats, including the Made in Memphis brand made by vini. Consider this the ultimate gift guide for virtually everyone on your list.
View the slideshow to see what caught my eye. The Made in Memphis trucker hat topped my list that, sure, may be perfect for your bearded man, but one of the vini friends Chelsey, a hair and make up artist, shows that authentic Memphis attitude can be paired with a good pair of boots and a classy bib necklace.
There will be special holiday hours until Monday, December 23rd - noon to 9 p.m.
You can also shop the online store: fiveinone.org/shop.
Five In One Social Club
2535 Broad Avenue