Art Business

New owners re-open Antler Arts

Jaimi Warren kept her favorite store in Sisters open and operating. photo by Jodi Schneider Jaimi Warren and her husband, James, residents of Alfalfa, took over the reins as the new proprietors of Antler Arts, a mainstay in Sisters since 1995, just days before the well-loved store was to close permanently. “When my cousin told me that my favorite store was going out of business, we stopped by their huge blowout sale because we wanted a piece of history to take home,” said Warren. “My mom suggested that I offer to buy the inventory and keep the store open. I looked over at Antler Arts owner, Sharon Gladden, and she looked at me, we talked, and it happened. It’s been a dream of ours to make a sustainable living with a store like this.” Warren, who previously owned a tanning salon on Wall Street for 16 years, grew up in Bend as a fifth-generation Central Oregonian. “My family has a long history in this area, and we still have the wagon wheels that my great-great grandparents used to travel over the Oregon Trail,” she said. For years, Warren and her husband drove to Sisters every Sunday after church to […]

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