SERVING RALEIGH'S LOCAL ARTISTS
The purpose and vision of When Pigz Fly is to provide a marketing venue
for the local Raleigh/Durham art scene. The products that we showcase have
been carefully selected and the artist is made a part of the process by
providing them an opportunity to participate in the display of their goods
as well as to work with us in detailing the information that is presented
about their art to the customer.
Our goal is to provide the general public an opportunity to experience the eclectic nature of our community while maintaining the charm of the South. We bridge the gap between the artists workshop and those that wish to enjoy their creativity.
ABOUT OUR SHOP
When Pigz Fly features approximately 100 local artists and regional food
products. The shop resides in a historical filling station built in 1936. The
building was in need of much repair when they began in October 2008, but the
look and contents continues to improve dramatically (old country store meets
eclectic craziness if you will).
The owners are brother and sister, Jim Heinrich and Diane Choma. Their parents passed far too young, but taught them at an early age to appreciate art and the endless talent and ingenuity of others.
For many years Jim and Diane talked about collaborating and using their own creativity, but the expression to follow was usually "ya, that will happen, when pigs fly." Now pigz are flying high over Raleigh. Do you have a dream?