Saying goodbye to Out of Africa
|Trina Collins in Out of Africa|
Out of Africa has been part of all things in the Grove, mostly art-related. They have always been a part of the Gallery Walks and funky things going on in the Promenade. They encouraged new artists by not only selling their work, but also offering them a place to create the work. How many times did I pass to see my friend Joe creating something out front.
As businesses closed up on the promenade from the Antique Market, Paul's sunglass hut, and even the Improv, Out of Africa held on.
“We have made many friends here in the Grove and we thank you for your kindness, your unique Grovite ways, your drum circle, your extraordinary artists, your Mango Strut, your Arts Festival, and your unabashed and lively outspokenness in this beautiful seaside tropical paradise. And, of course, we thank you for your patronage,” said co-owner Trina Collins.
Out of Africa is having an old-fashioned blowout closing sale. All prices have been slashed. Nothing is being held back and many items are one-of-a-kind. Almost everything in the store is 50% off or more. Silver rings are 70% off. Also available are large and small Shona tribal serpentine sculptures from Zimbabwe, animal masks and wooden animal carvings, extraordinary soapstone sculpture from Kenya, valuable ebony from Tanzania, and many tables of jewelry. Beautiful authentic masks from West Africa will be half-off. The best way to shop this sale will be to come early for the best selection.
Trina and David Collins moved to the Grove in the late nineties to open the store. Trina founded the Gifford Lane Arts Stroll, and continues to create paintings every day, primarily her respected work with nude female figures.
Since arriving here, David has traveled frequently to remote villages in East Africa, with some visits to North and West Africa to acquire goods for the store. He also founded the Grove Merchants Group and served for eight years on the Grove Village Council. He was instrumental in forming the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District. Last year, he established a BID in Wynwood. At the moment he is working to establish a BID in Miami Beach.
Both David and Trina Collins will be in the store frequently during the closing sale. The final sale will run from Thursday, August 21 until they close the doors at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 1.
Thursday, August 21, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 22, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 24, from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 25, closed
Tuesday, August 26, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 28, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ciao!
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