There are amazing people, and then there are amazing people.
The Grand Artique found found both types and and made a traveling roadshow, performance art, theatrical, roving band of characters traveling trading post road show. In other words, its the kind of thing that words weren’t made to describe. You have to see it to understand. The best we can say is: Grand Artique is an experience.
So, let’s let them explain…
Our skin is art, oddities, and curiosities. Our trading post is genuinely vintage , our structures are unique & timeless, we operate a prop house & rental establishment with our visions set on Event creations and Major Productions.
Two Brothers started trading, selling, and giving everything we owned in 2008, to the humble establishment and living entity tHe gRaNd aRtiQuE. However, we have been in the trading business our whole lives our Mother brought us up in the thrift store our Father is a salesmen our Grandfather was too and his kid sold the moon. We’ve been trading and selling anything we thought worth a nickel since we could count. Loved the swap meet, can’t pass a garage sale and have held more of those then lemonade stands, sold more shirts, and mix tapes, cd’s , flowers, , bikes, wips, jog-a-thon slips, candles, silk, and San Felipe trips then we can count. We’ve set up shop from Telegraph to Las Ramblas, Hyde park to Central Park, Subways in Shanghai and New York, hit festivals and parking lots from Australia to Asia from Missorri to the Four Corners. Our house was packed garaged busting at the seams. So we built the Artique Attic, cleaned out everything we owned, wrote the golden ticket a mission statement , and took our show on the road.
We are dream catchers, whatever you dream we can make a reality. We specialize in custom designing event spaces; from staging to furniture, rentals, to retail, we can: design, create, build, and install, a miniature or grandiose scale art installation and if you so desire we can populate performers or an entire performance for your event.
A place where dreams are encouraged and possibilities become reality. More than a physical place, tHe gRaNd aRtiQuE is a state of mind. The inspiration for what we do can be traced back to the earliest trading posts and later to the traveling covered wagon “Pitchmen” who seemed part salesman, part magician. A time and place where goods had no set price but rather where buyer and seller came to an agreement either by trading one item for another or by a negotiated payment in coin. We respect and honor the past, and honor these values through music, costumes, staging, artifacts, humor and real life characters, combining each element to entertain, mesmerize and engage present day audiences.
Having brought our unique brand of entertainment to numerous multi-day festivals from coast to coast over the years, our troupe of professional entertainers understand and support the notion that it’s never about us and always about the audience. We have been successful because we provide the atmosphere that encourages promotes and, at times, requires audience participation… and that’s when the fun really starts.
Future Shock for tHe gRaNd aRtiQuE
To welcome anybody when our door is open.
To go against the grain, to make trades, deals, and sell our collection.
To have our work always be our playground, to feel unrestricted,
To let loose, re-use, recycle, reclaim, and pass on the story,
To bring a new life to lost treasures.
To get paid proper to do what we do.
To learn, grow, seek, listen, hear, and speak truth.
To inspire to be more. To be an anomaly.
Our mission for the future is
To be a nucleus of positive energy that attracts the cosmic uncertainty with a power of certainty.