After a fun Saturday in Fort Worth with the Dowdy Studio Wagon, and many many other fun weekends, we decided it was time to give the Wagon a little facelift. It's been almost one year that we've been rolling through out town in our mobile shop, and it's time to have a makeover! Just in time for the Wagon's 1st birthday!!
We spent Sunday afternoon, taking out all of our handmade items and tees, and clearing out the Wagon. I think we found that pair of scissors we've been looking for hidden under one of the displays. Why is it that scissors are always going missing? Is it just an artist thing? We have this issue a lot. Now we know it's our shelves and displays that like to eat them.
After clearing out all the goods and heavy stuff, we gave the Wagon a super duty cleaning to make her shiny and happy, then got to painting. Since we've been staring at the same green wall for almost a year, we decided to change the colors completely and went with a striking yellow and sexy teal. These two colors paired make a great team.
Next on the agenda is building all new displays. We've learned a few things here and there about how our space flows when it's crowded in the Wagon, and we're hoping to make it easier to shop in and pop out for everyone. We're going to widen the floorspace by building the displays higher into the walls. And you know what that means!!! More efficient dance parties!!!
Join us Wednesday right after a long day at work at Rahr Brewery for a brewery tour and tasting. The Dowdy Studio Wagon will be there and open for shopping fun while you taste great local brews. Wear your Drink Local Tee, or come get one from us. It's the perfect tee to mark the occasion!
Because it's Wednesday night, you can get a taste of some special experimental brews, like over-the-top versions of Rahr's core beers,! It's like being in the home of an artists and seeing their new work before it goes on display. We also hear Wednesdays are the best night to go if you're into smaller crowds and more elbow room.
Wednesdays, we thought it would be fun to shine the spotlight on other
creative people too - so don’t be surprised to see an artist displaying their
work or an artisanal bakery handing out samples of bread made with spent grain
from the brewery. We have a great opportunity to highlight an important part of
the North Texas arts community and we want to make the most of it!
Famished after a long day at work? Don’t worry – we have food available during
the Wednesday Tour too!
Please note that the brewery is an open-air facility, which means no air conditioning. Please
dress accordingly during summer months.
We are open to the public every Wednesday from 5-7:30PM.
You’ll be asked for your ID – we card everyone. There is a $7 entrance fee for anyone over 18, but a tour of the brewery and a Rahr & Sons pint glass that holds up to three free beer samples are no charge (only guests 21 years or older get to taste the beer).
Last Saturday we opened our new studio doors and threw down a party to celebrate moving to our new space. We really want to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out to support our studio and our work, and sling back a few beers and glasses of wine with us. We love you!!
We kicked back after working for 2 months straight on creating our studio space with some very cool folks. The Dowdy Studio Wagon welcomed in shoppers, while the Mer-Jack photo cut out partied it up like a lumberjack in a log cutting contest.
From 7-8pm Dylan opened up the Tee Bar, a first in Dowdy Studio history. The Tee Bar was a custom printing bar where partiers could order their tee just the way they like it. We debuted our new Howdy Howdy Howdy Dowdy Design and everyone got to choose their shirt color. While hanging out for your new tee, Dylan printed the shirt right before your eyes.
Thanks again for such a fun night!! We were so happy to see so many familiar faces and had fun meeting new friends!!