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Awards and Recognition

-2011 "Best Place to Find a Present for Someone." Creative Loafing Critics' Award
-2011 "Top 1% Locally Owned Business". Charlotte Connoisseur.
-2010 "Best Place for Worldly Goods." Charlotte Magazine
-2010 "Best Place to Buy Art." Elevate Magazine
-2009 "People Love Us". Yelp Award.
-2008 "Best Offbeat Store". Best of CitySearch
-2008 "Best of "Gifts & Stationary". Best of CitySearch
-2007 "Best Offbeat Store". Best of CitySearch
-2007 "Best Ecelectic Arts Venue". BOB (Best of the Best) Award
-2006 "Best Offbeat Store". Best of CitySearch
-2006 Places to visit in Charlotte. US Airways Magazine
-2006 "Holiday Shopping at Charlotte's Coolest Boutiques". Creative Loafing
-2005 "Who Says Charlotte Has no Soul?"- Creative Loafing

In the News!

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Pura Vida Worldly Art Celebrates Grand Opening
Natural Awakenings: February 2005

Art, like water, knows no cultural boundaries. It's an ideal medium for showing how much people have in common, how beauty, wisdom and strife invariably touch the human soul.

Who says Charlotte has no soul?
Creative Loafing: October 2005

Creative Loafing Magazine explores the hottest cultural hot-spots in Charlotte. Pura Vida constantly comes up as a favorite place to shop, hang out, and explore the world!

Death to Halloween
Creative Loafing: October 2005

Dia de los Muertos is fast becoming a holiday celebrated throughout Charlotte, home to nearly 49,000 Latinos. As the holiday becomes more mainstream, Pura Vida Worldly Art combines forces with other local museums and galleries to share Day of the Dead festivities and traditions.

Experience Worldly Art Without Leaving the Country
Amps 11: September 2006

A local music magazine lauds Pura Vida's music and cultural events. [Full Article]

O Come All Ye Funky
Creative Loafing: December 2006

Holiday shopping at one of Charlotte's coolest boutiques.

Artesanias en peligro de extincion
Que Pasa

Owner, Teresa Hernandez, shares one of her main motivations in opening the store- keeping long-time cultural and family traditions from extincion by exposing them to other people that can appreciate and buy them.

Simbolos de su tierra
Charlotte Observer: July 2006

Teresa talks about her personal cross collection and how it helps her feel connected to her Mexican roots.

Worldly Art
US Airways Magazine

US Airways spills on the beautiful and exotic works of art available in Charlotte's hip, diverse Plaza-Midwood neighborhood. [Full Article]