Discover the arts!
The riffraff arts collective
865-860 Mercer Street
Composed of performing, literary, healing & visual artists, collective is based in a multi-purpose creative zone featuring a live performance venue, recording studio, artist studios, an art boutique & more.
Associated photography & framing
813 Mercer Street
Stave Jessee is a celebrated and award-winning professional photographer who has been in the Grassroots District for 30 years. His fine art gallery features a vast array of his photography, and he offers his portrait studio for rent to other photographers. Associated Photography also offers an array of services such as printing, matting and framing. Steve teaches photography workshops and leads the Princeton Camera Club. Photographers of all ages and skill levels should visit Steve and explore what Associated Photography has to offer.
Stages Music School
855 Mercer Street
Stages Music School has been offering quality music instruction, frequent high level performance opportunities, artist development, music business training, and an out-of-the-box approach to creative performance instruction since 2008. Stages fosters a love and appreciation for the arts while encouraging students to use their music to make positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world.
Appalachian artistic adventures
850 Mercer Street
Artistic Adventures is a locally-owned and operated paint-your-own-pottery studio. It is a place where you can spend a fun-filled, relaxing time creating lasting memories. You don't have to be an artist to come and paint; they have stencils, stamps and staff that will help you bring out your inner artist. After you are done, they will have your piece ready for you to enjoy within 7 to 10 days. They also offer a space for your party event, call for details.
Open Thursday & Friday from 4 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 12 - 9 p.m.
"There are no mistakes, only happy accidents" - Bob Ross
The Hatter's bookshop
935 Mercer Street
The Hatter's Bookshop is a small family-owned business that offers a cozy and friendly atmosphere that you can’t find in larger chain stores. It’s a place where you can slow down and enjoy a relaxing afternoon just browsing. They regularly showcase local authors from the area to speak about their books, sign copies, and more.
Diamonds & Gold Look
901 Mercer Street
This gallery displays an ever changing inventory of numismatic items, artwork, art glass, and jewelry of purchased estates. Featured artists give guided painting classes and other creative events. There is a constantly rotating array of art featured.
Hammer & stain
851 Mercer Street
A DIY, instructor-led, BYOB, personalized workshop where you create your own happiness to take home! Featuring workshops, private parties, fundraisers, children's parties as well as open paint days, there is something for everyone every week of the year. Visit the website below for workshop times and registration.