When Margeau Bull, founder of Inman Park’s Made Again, held the inaugural Lover’s Lane in 2016, it was evident that the “pre-Valentine’s Day” celebration was here to stay.
“The first year was a remarkable turnout,” says Bull. “Every year it’s grown, and people mark their calendars for a return and ask for it by name.”
Held in Inman Quarter, the complimentary event brings together an assortment of local neighborhood businesses, including Beetle- Cat, Hampton & Hudson, Vino- Teca, Char Korean Bar & Grill and more. Guests receive a map that leads to participating establishments offering festive treats, drinks or specials. “This event brings the community together for a fun, lighthearted stroll where all the businesses get really creative with their giveaways, like lover-themed drinks or a ‘dumped punch’” notes Bull.
This sense of community is particularly fitting considering Made Again’s local conscious energy. Bull initially founded the gallery in 2013 as a showroom for repurposed home decor and art. The store now serves as a platform for artisans to share their work and connect with the community and features products by exclusively locals who produce everything from furniture and fine art to jewelry and candles.
During Lover’s Lane, Made Again brings in vendors and artisans to perform demonstrations and sell special merchandise in-store. “It really brings the concept to a material version where it connects the community to the artisans and talent making their goods,” Bull says.
STORIES: Claire Ruhlin