• More than just makers...

    In order to help with the musical instrument side of things (we can't make every part), we have developed a few accounts with manufacturers of musical instrument parts and accessories, that if not fully, at least as much as possible, reflect our values.  Because of this, we are also able to offer items from these companies to our customers.

    Check out our sales site for current inventory or contact us if there is something we don't have in stock or maybe just not listed.  We also have lots of parts from trading, repairs, upgrades, etc.

    We currently carry Gator cases, Levy's straps, Frallin pickups, and Allparts parts and accesories.

    Like most small businesses, we don't have room to keep a large inventory, buy in bulk, or just dropship items from the manufacturer.  Our margins are small when it comes to reselling.  While you may be able to find it cheaper somewhere else (online), get free shipping, or some other way to financially sweeten your purchase from another sales avenue, or just find a cheaper alternative to what we offer, we feel there are some good reasons to purchase from us.

    Every time you buy something from us, you support a family that gives back to the community, your community.  We prioritze buying products from other makers and small businesses when possible. We volunteer, donate to causes that support the environment and social justice, to people in need, pay taxes locally to support the local infrastructure (we pay more taxes per year than some of the biggest companies in the world, and our donations when put in proper financial perpective to what we earn, are absolutely epic in comparison).  Most of the time these things go unrecognized, but we do it because we hope that by making the world around us better, it will spread like a shockwave and maybe even eventually come back around to us.

    We are also conscious of the environment and think about the materials we use, the things we order, and the companies we order from.  The items we resell are curated by us with the same intentions as the things we make.  There is more to value than just the monetary price, we choose things that will last, that were created with minimal impact, and will minimze their impact at end of the product life.  Fix it, upcycle it, recycle it.  If it outlasts your needs, pass it on to someone else. Consume, but do it consciously.

    Thank you for reading this and thinking of us.

  • Spring is a time for growth.

    Spring is a busy time for us, working to schedule events where we will share our stuff, signing up for classes to build and refine our skills, and planning time to be able to take a break from it all.  If you check our events page regularly, we will be adding new events as we apply and get confirmed for them.

    Of course we are also working on making lots of new stuff.  It is tough to market your work when everything you make is one of a kind and hand made.  Updating websites, sales channels, and maximizing profits is great for businesses, but also time consuming.  There is also ordering supplies, accounting, taxes, and all the other non-creative part to having an artistic/maker type business.  It is a lot of work and skill sets that come into play when running a business and it is only the three of us, and one of us is mostly busy enjoying being a kid (as she should be.)

    The best way to see our stuff is to check it out at an event we are vending at.  You can find a small selection of Astrid's art hanging in Artistic Portland Gallery on NE Fremont St.  You can also check our square site, we really do try to keep it up to date with what we have availiable outside of the gallery.  If you check out our Instagram account @atrumarte,  there are often pictures of what we are working on too.  Remember, each piece is unique, so if you see something you like....