We aren’t just a locally-owned restaurant; Papi’s Pies is also artist-owned! So, it’s important to us to give back to our local arts community.
We share the walls of our business with local artists and their solo art exhibits on a recurring basis, working a lot of the time with friends of our restaurant. The Local Artist Series in Papi’s Pies, established in February 2017, has been showcasing a diverse selection of artists working in a variety of media. From time-to-time, we also throw art parties in our garden to celebrate with our creative community and those who love the arts. Follow our Facebook page for announcements about future special events at our restaurant.
We also partnered with local artists on two garden murals that you can enjoy while you dine along our extended patio. Artists Charlotte Barbini, Janet Fulk, Janet Oh, and Tracie Storie created a beautiful interactive Butterfly Selfie mural and Friends mural too! These local artists are also dear friends, so having their artistic expression making its mark in our garden is an extra special touch!
Artist-Made Bird Houses
When we first opened our restaurant doors in late 2016, we asked our local artist friends to contribute artistic bird houses to populate our garden and patio. We handed out bird houses, and some artists completely created their own, and the results were so fun and creative — birdhouses embellished with jewels, one made from a gourd, another with an old license plate! Not merely art, many of these bird houses have become homes for new bird families and babies over the years too!