Trisha Rhomberg and Olivia Coelho, owners of the Bows & Arrows Boutique, held their second Sellout Buyout Art & Fashion Bazaar of the year during June’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Bows & Arrows is a vintage store that buys, sells and trades all fashion trends. It is located at 1712 L Street in midtown Sacramento.
The Sellout Buyout event allows local Sacramento artists and designers to have a place to sell some of their creations and to network with other designers.
“My partner Olivia and I wanted to showcase local talent and have people own clothes and accessories from Sacramento designers,” said Rhomberg. “It’s a great opportunity for them to get all the profit from the sales without going retail,” she said.
Rhomberg and Coelho have been doing Sellout Buyout since 2003, four times a year. They first started at Body Tribe, moved to a salon and then moved to Fool’s Foundation before opening Bows & Arrows in November of 2007.
“The Sellout Buyout event is very close to my heart," said Coelho. "It’s the first thing I did in Sacramento."
The Sellout Buyout event this Second Saturday had a mix of artists in different areas, including Tina Leanne Jewelry and Fine Arts, Kristina McClanahan, Archradish, Kewish Designs, etc.
“This was my first time at the Sellout Buyout event,” said Tina Leanne. “I came out here three months ago for Second Saturday. I first got into jewelry when I first went on a missions trip to New Orleans. It was really disturbing. I went there five weeks after (Hurricane Katrina). I took pictures and God gave me the inspiration to become an artist. People gave me some beads and here I am.”
Tina first found out about the Sellout Buyout from her friend, Lisa Elliott, who was also there to support the creations and designs of her daughter. Her daughter was there to sell all the designs they sewed, from clothes to handbags and accessories.
“I’m a paper artist and I also sew. I normally do gallery shows,” said McClanahan. “I’m a normal customer of Bows & Arrows and this is my first time actually showcasing my work. I think there’s a lot of traffic and I’ve been okay with sales.”
For more information about Bows and Arrows, visit www.bowsandarrowsvintage.com
All images photographed by Fino Balanza