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Singapore Cafe-Concepts: Artistry

Nestled in a quiet corner of the Kampong Glam heritage district, Artistry is a new art gallery and café in a shophouse dedicated to art – in every sense of the word.

As its name suggests, the space and concept are all about creativity and mastery of craft, with a nod to the quaint and quirky. At Artistry, emerging artists – both local and international – now have a platform for their debut exhibitions, performances, talks and events in an intimate and inviting space. The hybrid gallery and café serves up locally roasted Liberty Coffee and lovingly made artisan desserts, served on beautifully hand-crafted pottery. Artistry is a refreshing addition to Singapore’s burgeoning creative community, creating a comfortable space to reflect, engage and share ideas.

The Concept
The cool thing about Artistry is that the café is the gallery and the gallery is the café. Inviting, and intimate with a casual vibe, it’s the perfect space to appreciate art – whether it’s a painting, photograph or installation piece, or interpretive dance set to lyrical passages. Artistry is a space for art practitioners and patrons to engage, connect or perhaps even collaborate – over a great cup of coffee and delicious dessert. In 2013, Artistry will host Singer-Songwriter and Open Mic nights to provide an intimate platform to local musicians.

The Look
The space is characterised by a communal table and furnishings custom-made from wood salvaged from the now defunct Malay Village at Geylang Serai. Developed in collaboration with design collective Chemistry, the striking table and the outdoor deck crafted from the Chengai wood resemble funky piano keys. Vintage aluminum chairs sourced from a Penang clan association complete the rustic-industrial look of the cafe. Staying true to supporting local crafts, Artistry commissioned local potter Todd Tok to create unique dessert plates and cappuccino mugs that were fired at the dragon kiln in Jalan Bahar.

The Grub
Artistry offers a tempting array of desserts and beverages, best appreciated together with the art hanging on the walls. The highlight on the drinks menu is the locally roasted Speakeasy blend from Liberty Coffee, which is an aromatic mix of Brazilian and Guatemalan beans. This speciality blend boasts a medium body with predominant cocoa and nutty tones. Artistry offers artisanal cakes, such as the traditional sugee cake, the moist walnut & carrot cake and the popular chocolate and banana cake. Many satisfied patrons have also commented that Artistry’s signature Red Velvet cake is the best version that they have tried. Customers can also indulge in draft beer from a family owned craft brewery in the Swiss Alps. In mid-2013, Artistry will offer a more extensive lunch and dinner menu, including dips inspired by the owners’ global travels.

Artistry
Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm
Parking: Landmark Village on Arab Street
Nearest MRT Station: Bugis
www.facebook.com/artistryspace

For more information please contact
Prashant Somosundram
Mobile 9637 9201
Email prash@artistryspace.com

The text is provided by Artistry

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