June Artist of the Month
June 22-25

Jess Nicoles + Erik Holmberg

Charleston, South Carolina

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about Jess Nicoles + Erik Holmberg

Jess and Erik met on the internet. But not the way you’re thinking. They struck a chord of mutual appreciation on, of all platforms, Instagram, when Erik was only making wallets and Jess was still running a men’s neckwear brand. Eventually, a time came when restaurant managing had run its course for Jess, and Erik needed an experienced sewist to help him take his brand to the next level, so the J. Stark you know now was born. The two discovered quickly that their mutual vision for the company was made ever better by their own collaboration. Greater still were the ideas that blossomed with the help of their talented staff. More than just a wife-and-husband team, this is a crew of music lovers and foodies and philanthropists and creatives who work well together to make this brand the best it can be.

At its core, J. Stark is a bag and luggage brand. They make timeless, sturdy things that will be carried with you for a lifetime. And they keep their designs simple. They don’t put a pocket where a pocket doesn’t belong. The result is a product that is aesthetically minimalistic and highly functional.

Wednesday June 22, 2022 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | $35

Join us in the FLOW Gallery + Workshop courtyard as we welcome Erik & Jess of the Charleston leather goods brand J. Stark to Palmetto Bluff. Light food and beverages will be served.

Thursday June 23, 2022 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Gallery Hours

FLOW Gallery + Workshop | Complimentary

Stop by FLOW Gallery + Workshop to meet Erik & Jess of J. Stark, learn more about their craft and purchase wares.


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