Updated: 01/16/2013 3:59 PM
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You can find some hip and cool stores in the Uptown area. Emily found a new store there called Bobiam – and all of its merchandise is designed by kids.
The store was inspired by 9 year old Liam Farrell and his artwork. With all of Liam’s drawings laying all over the house and from that the creative gear was designed. From there they started selling t-shirts to family and friends. Two years later, the store in Uptown which features the talents of kids from all over the area was born.
Today Bobiam sells more than just t-shirts. There are mugs, cell phone cases, and hats. And they are always looking for more products to celebrate youth art. The products have to be trendy and high quality – and while there is no rules on design, the is a rule on the designer. Only kids 18 years or younger can be designers.
A portion of each sale from Bobiam goes to an organization in Minneapolis called Free Arts Minnesota (which helps abused kids start communicating through art.) The hope is to expand nationwide to help support and find other artists across the country. If you have a creative kid and would like to submit some of their artwork, or just want more info on Bobiam, click here.