Six Best Gift Finds at the Treehouse Art Collective
At the Treehouse Art Collective, the works of approximately 25 local artists and artisans are featured as part of this eclectic shopping experience. Located in downtown Corpus Christi’s Water Street Market, the Treehouse is one of the city’s best hidden gems. There’s something for every budget, every age and every style!
Adorn yourself with one-of-a-kind treasures made from crochet wire woven with beads, pearls, shells and rocks. The shop also carries spiritually-inspired jewelry, polymer clay accessories, as well as sterling silver, metal and a wide selection of dichroic glass pendants and earrings in shimmering colors and designs.
Find inspiration in an array of wall crosses in all sizes and décor. Or, capture the outdoor sunlight with whimsical beaded hangers – in styles like dragonflies, butterflies, flowers and birds. For the animal lover, there’s Andrea Harwell’s delightful pet paintings. Bring in a photo of your furry friend to have it transformed into a vibrant masterpiece! Whether you’re into works crafted from sea shells and found beach objects or wood sculptured fish bearing a hand-painted Texas flag, the Treehouse has you covered!
Visitors to the Coastal Bend know where to look for all kinds of coastal art – from oil and acrylic paintings and sculpture to photography and contemporary mixed media, all which make quality souvenirs to display. It’s no wonder that some art pieces have been shipped as far away as Denmark! Whether you seek visuals of wild horses running on the beach, thriving native plants or wildlife habitat, or breathtaking seascapes, you’ll find it here!
You’ll cherish these motifs showcasing a variety of sea life (think sea turtles, seahorses), many bearing the city’s name, and holiday cards available for every occasion. And at only $5 each, you can stock up!
Lazy Susan Servers
Who would have guessed that this everyday turntable could be transformed into fun, functional art under the creative hand of Janet Dineen? Her stylish, hand-painted designs, which come with a high gloss finish, make the perfect housewarming gift for beach worshippers and help create a “Happy Home.”
Functional Wood Items
From pens and bracelets to bowls and platters, you’ll appreciate the thoughtful, hand-turned wood craft items by Waukeene Vinson utilizing such woods as teak, hackberry, maple and walnut. Surprisingly, every object we touched was lightweight and ultra-smooth to the touch!
This is just a taste of the coastal gifts and art you can find at the Treehouse Art Collective. If you’re traveling, but don’t have room for your purchase on the plane, not to worry. The Treehouse can ship the item to you! You can also make a purchase from their website via phone and have it shipped.