Friday, December 18, 2020

Shop late tonight!

We are open for late night shopping

on Friday December 18th from 5-8

Holiday Hours: December 19th 12-3

Monday 9-6

Tuesday 9-6

Wednesday 9-6


Merry Christmas!

The Brown Family and Artisans of BWB





Sunday, December 6, 2020

Holiday news

December is here!  This year has had many opportunities and challenges and we want to say Thank You to those of you who have supported our creative community and local artisans!  The Longwood Art Festival was a huge success despite the rain with a large community turnout.
Pick up a T-Shirt for any donation over $20 

We have stocked our shop with many new items, including more of Genny Bach's recycled grocery bag purses and bags.  We also have some beautiful wood turned gift items for the cooks in your lives, ice cream scoops, pizza cutters, pie servers. and more by Ethan Brown.  One-of-a-kind, dishwasher safe, pottery by Jeremy Besecker, and original paintings and watercolors, jewelry, and mixed media pieces by Caroline, Claire, and Christine Brown.
Amy Huber has many unique mixed media items made from books as well as hand lettered globes, tree toppers and other whimsical art.  Stop by and support local made artisan goods!
We are open generally Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-6
                                     Saturdays in December 12-3.
                                     By appointment : 407-619-7858

Friday, August 28, 2020

September Gallery Shop Hours and Events

HELLO!  Hope you are well. If you are looking for classes scroll down past our studio update!

We have all had such an unusual time these last few months, but there seems to be a starting return to normal scheduling and activities!  School is back, our college kids went away, and we are ready to return to out shop and studio again. We have brand new T-Shirts with our Logo that would be a great way to spread the word about us and show support and Love to us! Follow us on Instagram @ barbedwirebrowns for inspiration and updates on what is going on day to day! 

The new gallery shop hours through fall will be: 
Monday 9-6
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 9-6
Thursday 9-4
Friday by appointment 
Saturday by appointment

What is Barbed Wire Browns Really about?

If you are looking at this and thinking what a strange schedule, please remember we are an art center run by a homeschooling family, with other employment, roles, and responsibilities.  We care deeply about providing our community with opportunities both to appreciate art and human creativity as well as participate in making art in our classes and workshops.  But this is one facet who we are and what we are doing.  Please extend us a gracious spirt and remember this is not a Profit driven business. This is a labor or Love!

*We offer lovely handmade artisan wares in our gallery shop and would encourage you to support local art and the artists by visiting often.  There is a lot of new work made during the time of quarantine we would love to share with you.

*We offer birthday parties, events, ladies night out parties, and meeting space for out community and encourage you to find out more by stopping in and talking with us!

*We are caretakers for the LeRue house which is a historic landmark building in Downtown Longwood.  Built in the 1800's and houses our carriage house classroom and out gallery shop as well as our studios and office space.  The house alone is worth a visit and is part of a walking tour of the historic district.  

*We offer art classes for the purpose of acquiring skills and learning techniques in a laid back and encouraging atmosphere where we explore creating while expecting that the learning process takes time, effort, perseverance, and problems to be solved!

Here are two classes we are offering in September, we will add to this next month as we see where we are with health and safety issues.


Foundation of Art for school age kids!  Thursdays 1-2 pm. 
Kids learn about the elements of art and design in a variety of projects and mediums!
Taught by Christine Brown (studio art degree with a 3-D focus) 20+years of teaching experience!
$15 per class paid monthly.  Please register by sending us and email to
September 10,17,24 $45
October 1, 8,15,22,29 $75
November 5,12,19 $45
December 3,10,17 $45

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Postponed happy hour

We have sorrowfully decided to postpone our happy hour this month as well as cancel our summer camps.  We still are open daily for  shopping because rarely do visiits overlap between customers.
We do have masks for sale in the shop in addition to our great selection of local made items. And we just got T-shirts made!  They are a great way to show support during this difficult time. Thanks

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Summer Events

Summer is here!

Summer hours are Monday-Friday 9-6.  

With the heat index at 105 degrees today, There is no denying Florida Summer has fully arrived.  Having our shop closed redirected our energy , we have put the time to good use creatively at the studio  and are ready to share some of that with our friends and patrons!

July 10 from 4-8 we are having a recent works happy hour and open house.  Come see new art created during the past few months.  We will have light fare on the porch and open all our spaces to the public, upstairs, downstairs, carriage house and yard.  Come mingle and appreciate some of your local artists.

Summer camp for ages 6-16 July 20-24th. 10-2daily $150 per student.  Bring your own lunch and drink.
We will work in the carriage house each morning.  Head to the porch for bingo over lunch with great prizes and then back into the Air conditioned Carriage house for some more artistic fun in the afternoon.  We will end the week with a little art show for friends and family at 1:30 on Friday.

If you are interested simply email and we can answer questions or send you an online invoice.  Your paid invoice holds you spot!

Friday, January 31, 2020

February Events

Barbed Wire Browns is a family owned and run Artisan Studio and Gallery run by the Brown Family.
We are deeply committed to promoting the arts, local artisans and creative community as well as the preservation of the historic Le Rue house built in 1884.  Classes are held in our carriage house and the main house is filled with local Pottery, Watercolors, Jewelry, Woodworking, Paintings, and Textiles all available for sale.  Our hours are not as regular as other businesses because we have no employees.  
Generally we are open Monday-Friday 9-5.  But you can call before you come, make an appointment or just chance it and drop by!  407-619-7858.

February 28 6-8:30 pm  and February 29 9:30-12.  Come to Care2Sew and learn to sew and help us make Quilts! Care2Sew is 100% volunteer-based so we would love you to join us. No experience is needed, just come willing to participate.  Visit CARE2SEW.ORG to learn more about the mission and the local and international charities that benefit from the quilts we make.

homeschool art class
February 6,13,20,27.  1-2pm $60  Homeschool Art is a weekly art class taught by Christine Brown, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art and Design from Towson University.  This class introduces and reinforces the principles and elements of Art in a hands on Creative environment.  Enriched with Classical music and a work space dedicated to creating- We inspire your children to think, create, and appreciate the visual arts.   March 12,19 $30.

watercolor workshop

Feb 15th 10-12.  Watercolor Botanical Workshop.  Beginner Friendly workshop to experiment and practice painting with watercolors.  All Materials are included.  Come enjoy a spot of tea and a place at our creative table.  Brings some friend and go out to lunch after! $30 per person. email to register and we send you an invoice to pay online.  Your payment secures your spot.  No refunds for "day of" cancellations.  Sorry.

Friday, January 3, 2020

We are open Most Monday- Fridays 9-6
or by appointment 407-619-7858
133 W. Bay Ave Historic Longwood

Classes and Events:

Homeschool Art- January 9, 16, 23, 30. $60
February 6,13,20,27 $60
March 12,19, $30
This weekly art class is geared for school age homeschoolers. It familiarizes students with elements, principles and concepts of art while making fun projects. 
Emaiil for info or to sign up!

Care 2 Sew
January 10th 6-8:40
January 11th 9:30-12
learn to sew or come and use your skills to create quilts to benefit some great charities!  Bring your machine if you have one!

Care 2 Sew January 10th 6-8:30
Bring your sewing machine if you have one! Come learn to sew or use your experience to help create quilts to benefit the charities we support.

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