We had a great time at both the Gallery Opening and the Grand Opening of Blake Elliot’s Salon and Gallery in DeLand. It is the first time Courtney and I had art work displayed in the same place 🙂 Event Coordination by Courtney Ford Event Design. Florals by Julia’s Floral Designs
Blake Henschel attended Stetson University’s art program while working as a hair stylist at St. John’s Club. After graduating, Blake continued working at St. John’s Club for ten years, while maintaining an active interest in creating and viewing art. He knew that opening his own salon would have to embrace his love for doing hair and his passion for art. Inspired by the white cube galleries found in New York and chic, modern interior design, Blake constructed his own business in downtown Deland. Blake Elliot Salon and Gallery is a full service hair salon that doubles as a white cube gallery that features a bi-monthly curated show including local artists. Blake is joined by Stormi Williams, a fellow hair stylist from Deland who adds fun, positive energy to the salon. Both specialize in the latest coloring and cutting techniques. The contemporary, European-inspired décor is unlike anything previously established in a Deland business. Located in Artisan Alley, Blake’s business has experienced a large amount of hype and traffic thanks to his loyal clients and the weekly Deland Farmer’s Market. Blake Elliot Salon and Gallery has already put on one show, Industrial Glamour, featuring the works of three local artists whose works married the imagery of beauty and industry. The next upcoming show will open the first Friday in September, featuring the sketches and in-process works of local artists. For more information on Deland event photography, contact us today!