Why We Got Started

The Start of Something Great

Through my work at Ten Thousand Villages on Thames Street in Baltimore, I was fortunate to meet both asylees (individuals who come to the United States seeking asylum) and refugees (groups of individuals our government has deemed likely to be persecuted in their country of origin).  I saw first-hand the beautiful and intricate work these individuals can create, and discovered they have limited or no means of continuing their craft in our country.  I decided to open a boutique shop in Fell’s Point to sell their handmade crafts.  A section within the store is set aside as a workshop to afford refugees and asylees the opportunity to continue using the skills they brought with them as they acclimated to the United States.  Customers are encouraged to meet the artisans and watch them make their handcrafted items.

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Upcoming Events

2016 EVENTS June 5 First Sunday in Annapolis Annapolis here were come! This is a great street fair that takes place on the first Sunday from spring until fall, and we are planning to be there most of those dates! There is great food, music, and of course CRAFTS. Stop...

Painting with Watercolor Classes

Beginning in February Tembo Group is offering classes on painting with watercolor.  The 2 hour class is offered on Sundays from 3-5pm.  The cost is $35.  We supply the materials.  You are welcome to bring something to drink.  Please reserve your place by calling us at...

We’ve got Baltimore Talking!

Ron Matz from WJZ stopped by the Tembo Group this morning to interview our artisans and introduce Tembo Group to the Baltimore community. We really appreciate all of the support and can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. We welcome everyone to stop by...