The Alley - Artisan Mall at Coconut Point

The Alley is the only handcrafted artisan mall in the SWFL area. With the exception of the sunglass display, everything sold is hand crafted. Itís an incredible place to be with the music and atmosphere. There are hostess gifts, tourist gifts and home decor that youíre not going to find anywhere else.

Mission

Our mission at The Alley is to bring to the public unique, high-quality, hand-crafted artwork at affordable prices in an attractive, creative space that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all who come through our doors.

History

The Alley moved across town in February 2016 to the Coconut Point Mall near Dillardís. Previously it was located at Tanger/Sanibel Outlets for about a year and a half. The current location is bigger and able to display many more artists -- a little over a hundred artists now. They are able to attract a different type of shopper and itís more centrally located.

As told by owner, Donna Wheeler, "Weíre boutique-y and itís a fun and vibrant place to shop. Our mission at The Alley is to bring to the public unique, high-quality, hand-crafted artwork at affordable prices in an attractive, creative space that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all who come through our doors.".

Artwork

It sells all original art work and a juried hand-crafted venue. The store is based on fine crafts and art, not exhibiting gallery art. They make sure the artist is bringing a quality premium product and that the price point connects with every demographic. This is a store that has a price point from $9.99 to several thousand. The Alley sells hand painted wine glasses, lazy Susans made out of wine corks, water colors, acrylics, sculptures, aprons, pottery, ceramic and jewelry. Some of the jewelry designers have masters degrees in jewelry design. They sell t-shirts with a little bling design. Theyíre incredibly popular and theyíre the only clothing carried in the store. See photos of Janie's Fun Stuff artwork at The Alley.

Gallery

Inside The Alley at Coconut Point Mall

Customers

The demographic is 35- to 75-year-olds. Really, for just about every budget. The tourists love the store because a lot of the art travels well and packs well.

Contact/Location

The Alley - An Artisan Mall
Owner: Donna Wheeler
Location: 23191-113 Fashion Drive at the Coconut Point Mall, Estero
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday
Contact: Call 947-7001

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