Kaleidoscope Collective is now open in Rogers, AR! We were lucky to learn more from the owner and founder, Ashlyn Dillard.
“Over the past 5 years, I’ve worked as an interior designer with clients from all over the country. I’ve loved the experience and chance to incorporate my love of furniture and design into creating beautiful customized spaces. Recently I’ve wanted to become more involved in the maker community here in Northwest Arkansas. I started playing with the idea of creating a space in NWA to bring like-minded artists together to create something really magical. But what was it? A co-working space? A studio or retail space?
In November of 2022, my best friend called to tell me the shop next to her store in downtown Rogers was going up for rent. She told me to get my shit together and make this thing happen. So here we are! I hope to create a community to support local artists, designers, and makers. To give people a place to sell their work. Something more permanent than a weekend market but more approachable than a traditional gallery space. And that’s how the concept of KC was born.
KC is a new retail space where local artists, makers, and designers can showcase their work within a revolving community of creatives. Think: more permanent than a weekend market but more attainable than a traditional gallery space. It’s an opportunity to combine my background in visual art and building large furniture pieces and with the curation and style of interior design. We currently have 30 artists who have agreed to be a part of our dream – from painters to jewelry designers, furniture to ceramics, and so much more! Most of our artists have ties to Arkansas, but we also have a few from further abroad who really stood out as masters of their craft. Kaleidoscope Collective will also offer a variety of classes and workshops across several mediums.I can’t wait for you to see what we have created together and all we have “in store” for our customers and this community!”