Our Story

TallulahBelle’s began the transition from dream to reality in 2010 when I was traveling with my daughter in Alaska. I was at the time taking a break, contemplating my 25-year career in corporate finance. On this trip, we made our way into a series of small studios off the beaten path. I was, as always, eager to meet the artists and learn their stories. For me, an artist’s story and inspiration are often as compelling as the pieces they create.

When we left, my daughter asked very simply, “When are you going to do this for yourself?” And more, she challenged me to take such a leap of faith while she was still “around” versus waiting until I officially retired and she was off pursuing her own dreams. I suddenly realized that just maybe I could do this…. and my concept for TallulahBelle’s began to crystallize.

TallulahBelle’s Gallery is about showcasing and selling unique and beautiful art – one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces such as jewelry, scarves, handbags, belts, as well as adornments for the home – created by artists from around the world. Our vision for TallulahBelle’s is to tell the story of each artist, so that when you make a purchase, you’ve acquired much, much more than a piece of art, you’ve been touched and inspired by someone’s life and passion. We want to connect the courageous artists who have stayed true to their calling of designing original and distinctive pieces with an appreciative audience of purchasers.

Feel welcome, never intimidated. Browse and enjoy, and buy only pieces that you love and that inspire you. Isn’t that the true joy of art?

Melanie Coleman
September 2011

 

Our Commitment

In TallulahBelle’s, we hope you discover a place that touches your heart and renews your spirit. All of the wonderfully talented artists we represent were carefully selected because of their stories – stories they tell through art that illuminates our gallery with incomparable beauty and individuality. We are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to bring their work to our community. Our home.

You’ll find that more than 90 percent of TallulahBelle’s artists are women. In them we find a commitment to the purity of their craft that refreshes us in this world of mass production. At TallulahBelle’s we want to extend our support of women and girls beyond just our artists. We also want to recognize and support the women and girls in our own community and in some small way, help them achieve their hopes and dreams as well.