The Shop of Infinite Curiosities is a specialty store that has recently moved from Old Town to Cottonwood Mall.
We are now located on the first floor near the elevator. The easiest way is to enter through the Regal movie theaters. We are located between the elevator and the escalator across from Boba Tea.
Our new store is all yellow and we have new products and staff who are helping to make the craft items in the store as well as wait on customers.
Candice Carnes is the owner and primary artists. She is a fourth generation Albuquerque native. Along with her ongoing found-object art, some of the art includes jewelry that she made from 150-200-year-old excavated doll parts.
…And jewelry/art she made from baby doll eyes!!!
……and antique stereoscopes (the worlds first 3D images and viewers from the 1800s).
Her work as an artist is influenced by early collections of the unusual. These private collections of art and specimens were some of the world’s first museums. Collectors of curiosities loved to travel, meet new people, and share ideas. They were inquisitive and they favored the strange and unusual as well as science and the arts. Her current collection, The Shop of Infinite Curiosities, seeks to capture the spirit of those early curiosity cabinets while embracing modern sentiments. The shop itself is an interactive art project. More than anything she strives to be inclusive of everyone.
We are a lighter and brighter version of the old-fashioned curiosity shops with a gallery atmosphere and gift shop prices.
The world of fantasy and imagination is the infinite world of the human spirit.
Welcome to The Shop of Infinite Curiosities!