The CAC’s Pop Up Arts Shop Welcomes Karen Aylwin of Tipsy Lady Jellies!

The CAC’s Pop Up Arts Shop Welcomes Karen Aylwin of Tipsy Lady Jellies!

Douglasville GA – Every month the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) features the artwork of a local craftsman in their Pop Up Arts Shop. The CAC strives to connect the Douglasville community to affordable, locally created products, and is proud to welcome Karen Aylwin of Tipsy Lady Jellies as June’s featured artist! Specializing in homemade wine jellies and confections, Karen is a local favorite, consistently acknowledged by her customers for her truly one of a kind, delicious creations. Her carefully developed recipes are made with all natural, vegan ingredients, and honor seasonal, locally-unique combinations of wines, fruits and sprits.

Karen began creating wine jelly more than 40 years ago. A recipe from a “recipe of the month” club introduced her to Merlot jelly.  To her surprise, her experimental wine jelly became more than a hit with friends, and they began clamoring for her to make more. They were willing to pay, but as a full time educator, Karen would have wait a while before beginning her business.

As she approached retirement, Karen knew she wanted to continue to be productive and engaged with the community. After a lifetime in education, it was time for the world of business. It didn’t take long for her to decide to begin selling her much-loved jellies.  It was at that point that she became The Tipsy Lady, and began producing a wide range of jellies to sell at festivals, fairs, online and by request.

A differentiator of The Tipsy Lady business is that her jellies are all made in small batches and her recipes are constantly updated to introduce new varieties of wine and spirits, seasonally updated combinations of fruits, and the judicious application of novel spices and chilis.  In the interest of making this month’s Pop Up Arts Shop truly special, the Tipsy Lady is offering a range of jellies made with local ingredients in partnership with Georgia vineyards and distilleries, including Little Vine Vineyards, Renegade Lemonade, Three Strands Wine, and Georgia 360 Vodka.

The Pop Up Arts Shop is the place for amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. Each month the CAC features a different artist that works with varying mediums. All items are under $75 so be sure to stop by the CAC for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone! The Cultural Arts Council is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information visit artsdouglas.org or contact the CAC at 770-949-2787.