Curio is a unique art space and gift shop that offers handmade items, fine art, collectibles, and art classes taught by PA certified and professional art educators. With the perfect balance of quirky and refined, it's a fun space for classes, art shows, events, and to pick up that little something you didn't realize you needed!
Owners and local art teachers, Jason and Lauren Shorr, wanted to bring a unique and exciting space to Zelienople that integrated their combined passions of art, education, community, and, in Jason's case, vintage toys and collectibles! The result is CURIO, the area's first gift shop and art space that offers handmade and designed creations showcasing local/regional artists along with fine art and collectibles.
Art classes and workshops are offered in our dedicated art studio with a focus on student artists creating their own work with guidance by a certified PA Art Educator. Classes range from one meeting “make-n-takes” to weeklong workshop experiences. Adults can organize their own group and work collaboratively with CURIO to customize an art event tailored to their unique ambitions. CURIO focuses more on art education through techniques, materials, and experience rather than the typical craft projects many have encountered with other studio workshop spaces.
Rotating art exhibits by regional artists are featured throughout the year in our gallery space alongside our high-quality handmade gifts. Receptions for our artists are hosted in conjunction with their exhibits to invite the community to experience and enjoy the visual arts.
CURIO also offers an exciting collectible toy room packed with vintage and modern action figures, playsets and toys! Customers from curious children through discriminating collectors can browse the ever-changing inventory for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and to reclaim a piece of their childhood or add to their current rotation of playthings in their toybox. Jason, a life-long Star Wars collector, is constantly hunting for new acquisitions to add to his personal collection as well as to CURIO’s inventory.
At the heart of it all is a love for the arts and art education, a quest for the quirky, and an excitement to support regional fine artists and artisans! CURIO is an exciting and unique space to visit in Zelienople!
Please visit our website at: www.curiocool.com to sign-up for classes and events as well as to subscribe to get the most up-to-date information on our exhibits and workshops. You can call us at: 412-977-3330. Also, don’t forget to follow us on your favorite social media platforms!
CURIO is located at 113 N. Main Street in Zelienople. We’re right next to The Strand Theater!