What makes Downtown Arlington so special? Community. Our ever-evolving district is made up of entrepreneurs and educators, architects and artists… and we’re just getting started.
In this edition of “Sixty Seconds With…,” we chat with Arlington native and Downtown business owner Amy Evans. She and her husband James opened Arlington Board & Brush Creative Studio in Urban Union earlier this year.
DA: Are you Arlington born and bred?
Amy: Absolutely! I grew up here and went to high school right here in Arlington.
Downtown Arlington: Tell our readers about what Board & Brush offers to its clients.
Amy Evans: We offer instructional wood sign-making. More broadly, Board & Brush is about empowering women to learn to sand, stain and use power tools all while making a wall-worthy piece of art for their homes and offices!
DA: What’s it like to take a class at Board & Brush?
Amy: We’re a BYOB establishment that offers a fun and relaxing DIY atmosphere for friends and family.
DA: How did the idea to open Board & Brush come about?
Amy: I loved making signs and selling them online. When I discovered this store in Wisconsin, I asked about bringing Board & Brush to our area. My husband and I opened the Mansfield location in April 2016 and the Arlington location this past March.
DA: What do you like most about being in Downtown Arlington?
Amy: We love the Downtown area and everything it has become. With all the new growth and wonderful buildings and restaurants, especially in this last year, this is the perfect place to be!
More about Board & Brush
Woodworking techniques combined with the latest trends and custom graphics is behind Board & Brush Creative Studio. Their goal is to turn you into a “DIY master” regardless of your experience level. Distressing, sanding with the grain, and staining are a few of the important steps they’ll guide you through to create a personalized wood sign look as though it is a one-of-a-kind vintage heirloom.
Board & Brush is only open during classes, which are typically held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. However, if you and your group want to set up a class for another time, no problem! Just give Amy and James a call.
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About Downtown Arlington
Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington blends a unique mix of activities, sights, tastes and sounds that attract visitors and locals alike. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific fine and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.