Our “Meet The Merchant” series is written for you, our reader, to introduce you to the shops, restaurants, services + people that make the Bishop Arts District unique. This week, we’re talking to Katy, with retail space Mosaic Makers Collective.
Mosaic Makers Collective is a new retail concept in the renovated 410 Market on Bishop Avenue that touts some of Dallas’ very best female-designed, handmade goods. Mosaic sprouted from a need for an artisan community, and founder Katy Sensenig Schilthuis wanted to create a fun space where artists could get to know Dallas as a whole – and likewise, Dallas could get to know the artists and their work.
BAD: What is your business all about?
Katy: Mosaic Makers Collective is a co-op shop in the Bishop Arts District that sells high-quality paper goods and gifts from 11 local women: all designed in Dallas + handmade. I formed the collective in April of 2018 as a way to form community amongst local, female artisans. I knew there were women around Dallas with incredible talent, and wanted to celebrate that! At Mosaic, the artists make the items and work behind the counter – so the customer gets the chance to actually meet the artist while shopping.
BAD: When did you open your doors?
Katy: May 1, 2018. Just over 7 months ago!
BAD: Why did you choose the Bishop Arts District?
Katy: I’d call the Bishop Arts District the “hip Greenwich Village” of Dallas. Its chalk full of adorable local shops, eateries, and bars – all run by incredibly friendly and passionate people. Their passion spills over into the community, and that in combination with the hipster vibe and a plethora of fun events, keeps locals coming back for more.
BAD: Build a perfect date night in the Bishop Arts District. Where would you go? What would you do?
Katy: I’d start with a cocktail during happy hour at Tribal All Day Cafe, then head to Boulevardier for dinner. My favorite items on the menu? Crawfish beignets + steak frites. Then, I’d head to the Wild Detectives for a fun, quirky backyard show. Finish off the night with a piece of pie from Emporium Pies and viola! Fun night to be had by all.
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