What Inspires You About Gather?
We asked our community of Instagram followers what inspires them about Gather. Here are some of their responses:

Building Community & Local Artists

  • That it is a shop focused entirely on community and supports local artists
  • How community centered it is and how it aspires to help the local community by supporting local artists
  • Gather’s connection with the community and your commitment to growing and supporting local makers.
  • It’s so encouraging (as a local business myself) that Gather not only recognizes local artists but makes them the highlights of their business!
  • Love the creative community that Gather creates
  • Gather is a beautiful, inspired, creative hub!
  • Creativity and community
  • Gather helps raise awareness of local artists while promoting a more connected community.
  • I’m inspired by the love of community and local artists that Gather shows!
  • Gather truly improves our community by helping local artists.
  • I’m inspired by how Gather supports local artists which vastly helps the community here in North Carolina.

The Shop

  • I love Gather for its heart for creatives and the push to buy local
  • Gather curates an assortment of beautiful objects made by artisans that makes life have a connected meaning with the goods we interact with on a daily basis. It’s bridging the gap between consumers and the makers
  • Gather has the perfect atmosphere to inspire creativity! I love seeing all the cool and fun pieces art designed by local artisans! I’ve found so many great gifts and am encouraged to be creative every time I stop by.
  • Gather’s love of nature and hand crafted items inspires me, also their support of local craftsmen and women.
  • What inspires me the most about Gather is the simple beauty found in such natural, made-with-love products.
  • Gather’s beautiful collection of home wares and furniture
  • Gather’s selection of curated objects for the home that make it the most special place to be, and the light, easy, breezy styling of those products.

A Welcoming, Nature-Inspired Retreat

  • Gather is such a welcoming environment and so inclusive.
  • Love the natural look that the products have and the beautiful art throughout the store.
  • All of the incredibly talented artists/creators whose work is so beautifully displayed. It makes it such a peaceful, happy space!
  • Gather inspires me because in the middle of a quaint and quiet downtown sprung an adorable place called Gather: a place to support our local artists, learn ways to integrate ourselves in our community, and drink a perfect coffee
  • What inspires me about Gather is how community focused it is! Not only is it a comfortable and ambient shop with wonderful coffee, it supports local artists by selling their beautiful artwork in store!
  • Shopping local and an inviting, neighborly atmosphere inspires me to visit Gather over and over.
  • I love writing and just sitting in Gather with tea surrounded by all of the inspiring art.

Friendship & Bringing People Together

  • I love how Gather brings people together.
  • That it is a place my sister and I can always meet, catch up, and be surrounded by great art.
  • I love the fact that gather focuses on friendship; spending good quality time with good quality people in such a beautiful shop!
  • Gather values friendship and the importance of spending quality time with friends in such a comfortable and cozy shop!
  • That it is a space a space where creatives can meet and work together, and be encouraged and inspired.


  • Gather’s posts are so encouraging and everyone at Gather is so supportive of one another; such a nurturing environment where everyone truly wants each other to succeed.
  • The feeling of the store inspires me to be me.
  • Gather shows you that all those things you want to do and make are not impossible. It also gives you access to resources and a like minded community that can help inspire you to follow through on those things!
  • Gather continually inspires me to continue creating, especially on the days I don’t feel like it. Design is something that must be practiced and I am never left disappointed when seeing what Gather is putting out into the world.


  • The coffee. It’s always the coffee. (I also like the classes, but you can’t do classes if you haven’t been properly caffeinated.
  • Delicious coffee and beautiful shop
  • Gather is my go-to place for coffee when I need a quiet moment to get away from work.
  • Three of my favorite things combined- coffee, community, and creativity
  • The world needs more gathering spaces where community, creativity and of course coffee collide.
  • Gather is the perfect place to get my projects done and to be inspired. The artisan goods are beautiful + the coffee is delicious!


  • Gather inspires me to lead a more meaningful, thoughtful life.
  • Gather inspires me to enjoy the sweet moments. And to make life beautiful!
  • Gather inspires me to be my own kind of different and to be myself.
  • Gather inspires me to be more conscious about what and where I buy and decorate my house with.
  • Community, and a desire to make the world a more positive place
  • I am inspired by how Gather, and every person you highlight, genuinely seems to love what they do. They love their place in the world. I love that. It’s not complacency but living. You’re all living life by your rules. That’s inspiring for anyone.


  • I am inspired by the beautiful design aspect of Gather. It’s such a beautiful community and so down to earth.
  • The colors and design of Gather are inspiring. Everything creates this clean, happy, cozy feeling like being with good friends and family.
  • love Gather’s simple yet eclectic style
  • The photos Gather takes are phenomenal
  • I love going into Gather and just seeing all the beautiful fonts and gathering ideas and inspiration.


  • I am inspired by Gather’s community of makers supporting each other’s dreams and creative visions.
  • Gather’s Instagram page is packed with inspiring and beautiful photos for decor!
  • When I discovered Gather, I was awestruck! It’s such an inspiring space with beautiful, artisan goods and amazing coffee and I love how Gather inspires creativity.
  • I am inspired by the incredible daily dose of inspiration for the community of makers and creatives through eclectic and beautiful stories Gather creates.


  • I find things out about my state that i didn’t know before
  • Gather inspires me to shop local by showcasing and reminding me of the beautiful talent surrounding us.
  • Gather is a a joyful reminder of all the beautiful talent right here in NC!
  • Gather is such a beautifully creative shop that has now inspired me to seek out new places, support small businesses, and to become a more artistic individual.