Located in Northeast Portland is a new collaborative art studio and retail space called Magnetic North. The building is set back off of the street, but you’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the hand painted bright red sign and pennants at the end of the driveway. As you approach the building you are greeted with wonderful hand-painted details such as their address sign and shop hours. The shop itself is small compared to the studio space attached, but it’s filled to the brim with incredible work! When I visited the shop, I spoke with the 3 of the 6 artists who share a studio at Magnetic North: Mary Kate McDevitt, Fred DiMeglio (Man Vs. Ink) and BT Livermore. Mary Kate creates hand lettered goods such as posters and chalkboards. Fred makes hand pulled silkscreen prints and hand dyed and silkscreened t-shirts. BT does screen printed prints, and hand painted signs in addition to running the mustache wax company Man’s Face Stuff, which also calls Magnetic North home. The other two artists who share the space are KB Sawyer and Lacey Van Nortwick. When they started their search for a studio space, they were hoping to find something that had the feel of an old mechanic shop or gas station. So when they found their current spot, they completely fell in love with it. The extra space for the storefront was an added bonus since Mary Kate and Fred mentioned it was one of their dreams to open up their own shop. Inside the shop you’ll find all sorts of local handmade goods for yourself, your home or to give as a gift—such as a hand dyed and printed bandana, an ink drop pillow, a framed print, a beard book, a bottle opener, or an eco tote bag, just to name a few things! In addition to supplying Portland locals with an array of lovely handmade goodies, Magnetic North also plans on hosting monthly events to engage the community. Last month they held their hugely successful grand opening party and this month they will be hosting a bike-in movie for Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual month long bicycle festival. To learn more about the artists at Magnetic North, check out their Tumblr or Facebook page. And if you’re not in Portland, you can still get your hands on work from Magnetic North by visiting the individual artists online shops. For those of you who are in Portland, we hope you’ll visit the shop and add some cool photos to StoreSnaps.