THE SMALL TOWN ART MARKET was founded by twin sisters, Marilyn and Rachel Ang of Flint and Steel Borneo. In September of 2016, the market took off with 6 vendors in The Granary, a tastefully renovated building found in the heart of Kuching, that once served as a grain warehouse in the early 1900’s.
The Small Town Art Market (STAM) is powered by a small and enthusiastic team of three who works hard to ensure the markets run smoothly, and always looking fresh and fun! Rachel works her never ending lists like nobody else does, Marilyn manages the visuals and advertisements, photographs the events and Nia rules the world of logistics and works with Marilyn to bring all the decoration plans to life.
STAM continues to grow and draw large crowds or makers, performers and visitors. To date, STAM has worked with a community of over 100 artists and creatives to curate workshops and talks for their visitors to indulge in art; live music, performances, dance and talent shows. STAM hopes that through these experiences, the community will gain a greater understanding and appreciation for art. STAM believes in building a community that is strong, by carrying the culture of a community centred around trust, integrity and friendship.
In early 2017, STAM’s 2-man team welcomed their third member, mix media artist Nia Latif on board. Together, they founded Little Entrepreneurs Art Workshops and Junior Art Market for children aged 12 and below as a platform to encourage creativity in kids, hone social skills, as well as gain confidence and experience in entrepreneurship.