Hey there! We’re Ang and Pete. Soon to be husband and wife, best friends, and the co-founders of Andyvine Market. Over the last 12 years, our shared passion for art has led us to create many one-of-a-kind sculptures, paintings, wood signs, and home decor items. From the moment we sold our very first piece to a stranger online, we were hooked. We can still remember getting the “Sold” notification on our phone. It was our A-HA moment, the one where we realized that maybe, just maybe - we could actually do this for a living.
After working for the man for some time, we knew a couple of things for certain:
1) We were determined to escape the corporate “mumbo jumbo” and suffocation that resulted.
2) We wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
3) We needed to find a way to fund our sushi addiction. (Kidding. Kind of.)
Naturally, we did what any business major and woodworking hobbyist couple would do; took that shiny ASU degree, combined it with a deep love for handmade goods and - VOILA -Andyvine Market was born! At first, we worked multiple jobs to sustain our passion project of an art business and ran it from our garage. But sure enough, with a little bit of time and a whole lot of heart, we reached a point where Pete was able to leave his corporate job to focus solely on his art. Dreams don’t work unless you do, my friends. We said “peace out” to our garage, and expanded enough to rent a big, beautiful workshop in Gilbert, Arizona which is where we are today!
Our style can be described as modern, warm, and a little bit rustic. We get our kicks from
creating something out of nothing. When one of our handcrafted goods is used as a centerpiece in someone’s home, or a customer gets a laugh from one of our funny signs, that’s what it’s all about. It’s the most rewarding thing in the world; better than any paycheck or notoriety out there.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”. It’s a quote that we live by. We’ve made it our mission to work hard, give back, and have fun while doing it all.
When we’re not creating, producing, or planning for our biz, you can find us hiking, traveling,
and brushing up on our photography skills. We’ve been known to binge watch a good Netflix series now and then, too.
Let’s connect! We always love to learn from and chat with others who have turned their passions into careers. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram here!
Ang and Pete