‘Curiouser and Curiouser’: Tumbling down a rabbit hole with Barry Ferst at Spring Art Walk

Marga Lincoln For the Independent Record

Step in the door of Curiouser and Curiouser LLC, A Gallery and Shop of Nontraditional Art and prepare for a dizzyingly, whimsical journey.

A startlingly vibrant array of oddities greet the eye, packed cheek by jowl in the little shop at 429 N. Last Chance Gulch.

And some are quite cheeky, mind you.

Does your spirit need a lift?

A jolt of joy?

A flight of fancy?

Shop owner Barry Ferst just might have the magical elixir you need.

“It’s absolutely delighted me,” said Ferst with a joyful laugh last Thursday afternoon as he gave a tour of his cozy shop.

“People feel like they’ve gone down the rabbit hole.”

People are also reading…

And that’s no accident.

Ferst talks about his creations in Curiouser and Curiouser recently.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Ferst’s shop name is inspired by Alice’s words in “Alice in Wonderland” as she follows the White Rabbit down the hole into Wonderland.

For those curious to take their own Wonderland trip, Ferst’s shop is one of at least 25 Downtown

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