K York Studio, an interior design space and showroom specializing in up-cycled and mid-century modern furniture, original art and green building materials, is celebrating the first anniversary of its opening on York Boulevard today with a party to thank community members for supporting the store.
The bash, which coincides with the Second Saturday NELAart Walk, will feature two of Highland Park’s favorite bands—Artichoke and the Long Holidays. What’s more, parked in front of the store on 5028 1/2 York Blvd. will be a brand-new KIA Soul sedan that’s being raffled by The Friends of Mount Washington Elementary School.
Two quick facts: Store owner Katherine Ferwerda is a Mt. Washington Elementary mom—and you really do have a much better chance of winning a car in a raffle than you have of winning the Lotto. Raffle tickets—priced at $10 each—will be available inside K York Studio Saturday through Nov. 15, when the raffle will be drawn at the Friends of Mt. Washington's "Casino Night."
Also available inside the store will be Artichoke's CD, which has a most auspicious title—"Highland Park." As it happens, Allison Achauer, K York’s featured photographer, is the wife of Artichoke front man, Timothy Sellers, and she has a charming series of photos titled "Hermit Crabs" on display in the studio.
Further, Robey Clarke, owner of the Pop Hop bookshop a few stores west, will have on display a set of brilliantly colored paintings. There will also be pottery by “Me Like Clay,” an Atwater Village co-op featuring Susan Wong, Heather Rosenman and Titias Estes, and jewelry by Mt. Washington resident Frankie Hulme.
And finally, because all good art revolves around food, chefs Mateo and Naz of “Tastemongrel” will be serving gourmet tacos.
K York Studio, 5028 1/2 York Blvd., (213) 700-1811.