The award winning Garver Feed Mill, located next to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, is pleased to  announce the addition of two new businesses, Glitter Workshop and Clouds North Films, as their  new home. 

The Glitter Workshop is a creative space, offering workshops, including candle making and paint  pouring, as well as a showcase of local artists and fun gifts. Glitter Workshop plans to open in  December. Naomi Richardson, owner of Glitter Workshop which will be relocating from  Hilldale, has long dreamed of locating of re-establishing her business on the east side of  Madison. 

“Opening in early 2006 on East Johnson, and quickly expanding to organize Madison’s first  indie craft shows (Glitter Workshop Craftaculars, first held at the High Noon Saloon), and  crafting workshops, I knew I was on the right path. While the business has moved, transformed,  and closed for a few years to raise my children, I knew someday I would be back on the east side,  where my heart and soul belong. 

After visiting Garver for the first time to run in for a slice at Ian’s Pizza, I was smitten. The  architectural elements, the creative ways this beautiful structure has been renovated, and the  commitment to our community, are just a few of the reasons I decided to move to Garver. This  unique space will allow me to continue to offer our workshops, including candle making, paint  pouring and bath bombs to name a few, expand to offer even more and bigger sized classes, and  showcase local art, and unique gifts. I am thrilled to become a part of this marvelous space and  community” 

Glitter Workshop made its successful retail debut at this past weekend’s Eastside Winter Market  at Garver and will be popping up through December at Garver. In January, Glitter Workshop will  be open with consistent hours and online booking is already open for January workshops.  

Clouds North Films is a boutique film company that focuses on elegant, thoughtful, and exciting  microdocs, TV spots, and other types of marketing videos. Cloud North Films brings an exciting  sense of discovery to every project and has produced everything from feature length 

documentaries (Andrew Bird: Like Its Hallelujah, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams) to  microdocs for Wisconsin Wetlands Association, One City Schools, and AVEDA. 

Director Bob Trondson began shooting music videos in the punk scene while drumming for Chicago’s Blue Meanies, then moved to LA as a screenwriter before settling down in Madison in  2005. 

“Clouds North is so excited to be part of the Garver community. From the architecture, to the  events, to the tenants, everything about Garver has such great style. We feel right at home.” 

The addition of classes offered by Glitter Workshop and other expanded programming such as  more opportunities for yoga at Perennial Yoga, cooking classes on the horizon through Garver  Lounge and the return of the Dane County Winter Farmers Market in January, the future entails  many new ways for the public to experience Garver. 

Since its opening in 2019, Garver has been the gravitational center for economic activity and  neighborhood vibrancy with the recent addition of Community Pharmacy, A Room of One’s  Own Bookstore, Wine and Design and Blind Shot Golf and Social Club in the east Atwood  business corridor.With the addition of these two tenants, Garver will be now be home to thirteen  independently owned local businesses that specialize in food production, health/wellness and  hospitality including Kosa KOSA Ayurvedic Spa & Retreat, Garver Events, Ledger Coffee  Roasters, Twig & Olive Photography, Nessalla Kombucha, Sitka Salmon Shares, Ian’s Pizza,  Calliope Ice Cream, Perennial Yoga East, Surya Café and Briar Loft. 

More information about the unique Garver events space or tenant information is available at 

More information about Glitter Workshop and upcoming classes is available at: 

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