Sunday, November 30, 2008

Conspire Phoenix in the New York Times! November 30, 2008

36 Hours in Phoenix
New York Times Article featuring Conspire!

This is the section of the article that features Conspire, follow the link to the New York Times website to see the full writeup and read about all the other wonderful Phoenix businesses that were mentioned.


You won't confuse it with SoHo, but some marketers are trying to brand the burgeoning cultural scene in central Phoenix as, um, CenPho. A cluster of galleries, boutiques and restaurants have opened in rehabilitated bungalows along once-forlorn Roosevelt Street, where you'll find exquisitely torn clothing and artwork by the up-and-coming ? or came-and-went. Start at Made Art Boutique (922 North Fifth Street, 602-256-6233;, an eclectic boutique that carries vintage magazines, ceramics and jewelry. Farther up the street is Conspire (901 North Fifth Street, 602-237-5446;, featuring the works of local clothing designers and artists and a coffee bar to boot.

Sticker Club Art Night in New Times

Sticker Club Art Night in The New Times, November 27, 2008

Arty Animals
Weeping Willowers find a new place to hang
By Steve Jansen
Arty Animals

"Ever since Willow House closed in August, many downtowners have been at a loss for a late-night place to hang. And because downtowners can be a tough crowd (us included), they're sometimes resistant to trying new spots.

Thankfully, there was a newish, supercool place to defect to: Conspire. (To be fair, the Roosevelt Row spot at 901 North Fifth Street was open for approximately nine months before the Willow's final demise.) It also helps that the early-morning-to-late-night hang puts on awesome events like Sticker Club Girl Art Night every Wednesday. Lisa Jacobs hosts the long-running anti-procrastination night, where folks can bring any and every artsy/crafty project they've been wanting to work on while hanging out with good people and downing great coffee."

New Works Shown At SMOCA Nights!

New Works Shown at SMOCA Nights

What an amazing and overwhelming weekend!!! Thursday night I presented a new art series of wearable art pieces at SMOCA Nights. This event is presented by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and features art, fashion, music, performance, and culture. The pieces I made were shown in the fashion show and were worn by Ellisha, Babsy, Rachael, and Nicole of Deja Dance Collective. This show was an opportunity for me to step outside the box artistically. I spent over 15 hours on each piece. I was inspired by the Subversive lace and Knitting Show that is currently on display at SMOCA. In staying with my style, I chose to work with vintage fabric. I cut over 50 scarves into one inch strips, then sewed them end to end and back to back. Then I formed the design to fit each girls body by weaving the scarf strands together. Once the structure was in place I sewed the garment together, and left strands flowing to sway with the dancers as the moved to the music.
I also presented a few of my new dresses for my winter collection of daywear. These pieces are made of vintage polyester sew together with retro style and a modern twist. Some of the designs for winter include signature skirts with suspenders and ruffles, in catchy colors paired with soft hand constructed long sleeve shirts. These skirts are made for wearing with bright colored tights and skinny jeans! Photos will be coming shortly!! Thanks to Babsy, Ellisha, Rachael, and Nicole for performing in my garments, and to everyone who came out and supported me!!
Smoca Nights, November 13, 2008, Stitched

Fall SMoCA Nights 08


Acapulco Five-O

DJ dk.strickler (one-az.


Arte Puro by Leonor Aispuro & Emilie Uriarte

Christy Fisher

Heroine by Joey Grether

Angela Johnson

Kitsch Niche by Tara Kratzner-Bills

Smock You by Allison Winker

Sticker Club Girl by Lisa Jacobs

Jen Urso & Christy Puetz


Deja Dance

Conspire Anniversary Block Party, 11/15/08

Conspire Anniversary Block Party, November 15th

Conspire Phoenix is hosting a BLOCK PARTY in honor of our One Year Anniversary!!!
come enjoy a day of Art, Music, and Performance and participate in this cultural explosion!

November 15, 2008
4pm to 2am
5th St between Garfield and Roosevelt
free and all ages

Fashion Show featuring Smock You, Arte Puro, Dolled Up, Sticker Club Girl, Lola & Lola, Make Shift Apparel, Mystic Fibers and more

Sultry Burlesque by La Liberata

Hillarious Comedy by Mail Order Brides

Live music by Sonorous, Drunken Immortals, Living Humans Being, Hooves, D. S. Yancy, Wizards of Time

Dee Jays include DJentrification, Echo, Beatnik, Dana, Issa, Moshaone, Rojahdat, Jon Dread

Art Market featuring hand made goods by local artisans

Bike Ride Adventures hooked up by Hood Ride

Open Studio Photo Shoot available all day for quick portraits, DIY Modeling, and fashion fun with Photographer Star DeLuna

Silkscreen and Stencil workshops hosted by Artillary and Dig

Kids Art Area

Conspire Phoenix Hours:
901 N 5th St M-F 6am to Midnight
602 237 5446 S 8am-Midnight Su 10am-8pm

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thank You Phoenix Magazine for awarding us Best Boutique...

Thank you Phoenix Magazine for awarding us Best Boutique....
Phoenix Magazine
Best of the Valley 2008
Best Boutique with an Identity Crisis
Conspire Boutique

"Hip springs eternal in the Roosevelt Row area - and one of the most generous founts of artsy, hipster chic is Conspire Boutique, an offshoot of the Collectively Operated Local Artists Boutique. The Dr. Who effect is in full force in this tiny abode that unfolds to form a three-room showroom bearing local, one-of-a-kind jewelry, art, clothing and accessories. You can even grab an espresso drink and bagel while you browse the goods, and make sure to checkout the calender of classes and events. If this store/library/co-op/community center/gallery is part of a larger conspiracy, we're all for it." -Phoenix Magazine

We at Conspire would like to thank Phoenix Magazine for recognizing us in their 2008 Best of the Valley! Thank you to the people of Phoenix for supporting and joining is in our pursuit to create community and culture within our lovely grid city.

I would also like to give a big shout out to Phoenix's own Kimber Lanning who was recognized as Best All-Around Activist, for her efforts in helping unify local Arizona businesses through the Phoenix based non-profit Local First Arizona. Check out her write up and all the other Best of write ups at Check out and join Local First Arizona at And of course, please come down and spend some time with us drinking coffee at Conspire! -Lisa aka Sticker Club Girl

Conspire is located at 901 N 5th St in sunny downtown Phoenix, 602 237 5446

Friday, June 20, 2008

Article in Java Magazine

Java Magazine June 2008
Check out the article in this months Java Magazine it features 3 of the many great businesses on 5th Street. Conspire, Hoodride, and The Lost Leaf all receive lengthy reference in the write up. There is even a sweet little section about Sticker Club Girl. While we are flattered by the positive commentary about our lovely space we would like to take the time to give a shout out to all the other wonderful shops, galleries, and businesses that help create the culturally rich community flowing along 5th Street, between Roosevelt and Garfield. Next time you are in the neighborhood, stop by Conspire and then check out Made, The Long House, Mike Little's IN gallery, Wolfgang Studio Gallery, RTist Dance Studio and soon to be restaurant, Tumbleweeds, DIG gallery and print shop, Pravus, Synthetic Compound, Hoodride, and The Lost Leaf.

Check the jave article here.

"Best Spot To Shop Local Designers 2008"

Best Spot to Shop Local Designers 2008!

Thank you to The Arizona Republic and for selecting Conspire as the 2008 winner for "Best Spot To Shop Local Designers" in this year's AZ Centrals' Best Awards. Everyone should check out all the wonderful local businesses that have received awards! Go to to view all the categories and awards selected by readers and critics.

Here is what they had to say about us!

"Best Spot To Shop Local Designers"

If you're tired of buying products that you are not sure how or where they were made, visit Conspire.

This small shop on the northeast corner of Fifth and Garfield streets stocks handmade artwork, clothing, jewelry, handbags and other distinctive items made by more than 15 Valley artists.

Find chic earrings by Zurina Ketola of Tempe, unusual ceramic creations by Tom Budzak and vivid stained-glass pieces by Vicki Leigh of Scottsdale.

Browse through the merchandise while sipping gourmet coffee, tea or other tasty drink from Coffee Conspiracy, inside the shop.

In the back sits a small library of books available to read, check out or buy. Also available are free introductory courses in knitting, felting, papermaking, jewelry design, bookbinding and other crafts taught by some of the artists and designers.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Conspire featured in AZ Republic's YES Magazine

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Lisa aka Sticker Club Girl
Date: Apr 25, 2008 1:26 PM

Happy Friday! If you are out and about, pick up the AZ Republic today, Friday, April 25th and grab the YES Magazine insert from inside. They published a lovely article about Conspire with quotes from me and lots of pictures.

Thank you!

You can check the link here if you like to see it online.

peace through DIY
Yes Article

heres the url if you'ld rather
http://www. azcentral. com/style/directory/articles/042508opening. html

heres our April newsletter if you have not seen it this month
http://www. conspirephoenix. com/news/newsletter. html

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Phoenix Indie Craftorama April 26, 2008 10-4pm


The first annual Phoenix Indie Craftorama to be held April 26th, 10am-4pm
Located @ The Duck and Decantor, 1651 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
Sticker Club Girl and Conspire Phoenix will be a part of this fantastic art fair featuring the finest handmade goods from seven of Phoenix's own thriving local craft collectives!
This will be a celebration of Phoenix's indie craft scene! Don't miss out on freebies, demonstrations, book signings, vendor booths, and a whole lot more handmade goodness.

Phoenix Indie Craftorama sponsored by

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 3rd Friday Artwalk, and Saturday Handmade Market

Tonight CONSPIRE features live bands @ 8pm in conjunction with 3rd Friday Art Walk. 5th St is packed tonight with music, art, and food and drinks!

Tomorrow CONSPIRE hosts the last 3rd Saturday Handmade Market of the season! from 11-3, the valley artists from the Crafty Burrito Collective will be there with their crafty items for you to enjoy.

Also at CONSPIRE tomorrow will be a Gocco skill share with Lisa Takata, basket weaving workshop with Pat, and knitting workshop with Tara.

Come down, drink coffee, learn valuable skills, buy something cool and just have an all around good ole time!!!

5th street and Garfield!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

SMOCA "Alchemy"Third Annual Jewelry Trunk Show

Sticker Club Girl featured at SMOCA's "Alchemy" Third Annual Jewelry Trunk Show
presented by the store @ the Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art.

Lisa Jacobs of Sticker Club Girl to Show her new spring line of jewelry at SMOCA's Third Annual Jewelry Trunk Show. The spring collection features intricate beading techniques that include glass, gemstones, sterling silver, paper, and fibers.

This Art Jewelry Trunk Show will feature the diverse work of up to 15 jewelry artists from across the nation. The event will be held in the galleries of SMOCA.

Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6th from noon to 5pm

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7374 East Second Street in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and directly behind Los Olivos restaurant on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue.